Sheldon Lavin Expands OSI’s Spain Food Plant
OSI Group is currently one of the biggest food manufacturing companies in the world. The history of this company is long and inspiring. From a small butcher shop in Chicano to becoming a world-leading company is not an easy thing. The company has gone against the odds to maintain a good track record of growth. Today, it is operating in over 17 countries and still in the process of expanding to even more regions outside the United States. The company’s products are even distributed to more countries through various partners.
OSI Group is run by CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald. The two have been instrumental in the development of the company to date, they have implemented some excellent business expansion strategies which have taken OSI product to the world. Due to the high demand for food products outside the country, OSSI Group has built facilities in different countries to supplement supply. One of the biggest plants is in Spain. Known as OSI Food Solutions, the plant is one of the most successful plants operated by the company.
In line with the expansion plan of Sheldon Lavin, the Spain plant has added a new production line to i9crease its production of chicken products. The plant which is located in Toledo, Spain will now be producing double. The expansion plan cost 17 million Euros. Spain is one of the regions that have a high consumption of chicken products. Previously, the plant has been producing 12 tons of chicken products.
The Toledo plant will now be producing about 45,000 tons of chicken, pork and beef products annually from this plant. The expansion of this plant does not only create advantages to the OSI Group but also to the local community who now have more job opportunities. One of the thing that the management of the OSI Group does is to leave the management of their plants to the locals. This creates a sense of security among the people that whatever they offer is in line with the tastes and preferences of the community.
The reason OSI Group decided to add a new production line is to boost the chicken production, according to analysis on consumption trends in Spain and Portugal, there is an increase in the number of people interested in eating chicken products. Since Sheldon Lavin believes in giving the people what they need, he has done it here by giving the people more of what they want. Sheldon Lavin principles are all about submitting to tastes and preferences of the people and not introducing a new product that will change their cultures.
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