Global meat manufacturer OSI Group recently expanded operations at the Toledo, Spain plant. The newly-installed high-capacity line allows the plant to double chicken production capacity from 12,000 tons per year to 24,000 tons.
OSI Food Solutions in Spain is also capable of manufacturing much more beef and pork product as well. The new product line has also added 20 additional jobs, including a position for product production manager. The person being hired for this position will be responsible for developing new products.
Jose Maria Del Rio, Managing Director of OSI Food Solutions Spain says the chicken demands in the are has been steadily growing. The demand current 8 percent annual demand is expected to increase over the next few years. Del Rio says the plant will be ready for it.
The new 22,600 square foot housing unit will contain a new test kitchen, employee lounge, storage area, and production hall.
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OSI CEO David McDonald says the expansion will increase the company’s portfolio and continue growth in the food service division. McDonald also stated that company success translates to more jobs.
OSI Group is extremely concerned about the environment and the company’s carbon footprint. So creating an environment of sustainability is a long-term goal to keep the plant productive and energy efficient.
One of the first steps toward lasting sustainability is the installation of energy efficient equipment to cut energy consumption. Due to OSI Food Group Spain’s deep commitment to the environment, the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund allotted funding to help the company complete expansion project.
OSI Group CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin has spent over 40 years shaping the future of the company. Through his expertise, OSI Group is now one of the largest meat production companies in the world. He recently won the prestigious Global Visionary Award for excellence.
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