OSI Food Solutions Purchases Another Food Packing Company
For decades, OSI has been the largest food solutions company in the world. Originally founded as a small meat market by a German immigrant in Chicago, IL, OSI Food Solutions is now a global food juggernaut operating in more than 15 countries.
One of its most recent acquisitions is the Rose Packing Co., Inc. in Barrington, IL. Rose Packing has been in the industry nearly as long as OSI and specializes in pork products. Though the financial terms of the deal were never made public, many speculated in the following weeks after the announcement was made.
OSI Food Solutions was founded in 1909; Rose Packing was founded in 1924, and both were founded in family neighborhoods in Chicago. Over the years, OSI Food Solutions grew exponentially larger than Rose thanks to its personal and professional connections to McDonald’s, but Rose Packing earned its own reputation in the Midwest.
At the start of the acquisition, Rose has over 700 employees and produced some of the finest pork products in the region. The company offered some of the highest-quality Canadian bacon, hams, ethnic sausages, Guinness beer brats, breakfast sausages, meatballs, burgers patties, loins, chops, ribs, boneless turkey, and pork shoulder; not to mention the dozen or so pizza and salad toppings.
OSI North America Senior Executive Vice President Kevin Scott recently talked about how excited he is that the two longtime companies will finally join together. From a strategic standpoint, adding Rose Packing to OSI Food Solutions’ existing business will allow the company to provide new processing capabilities.
When it comes to acquiring such a longstanding company, it’s important to make sure to have the right people in charge of the transition period. For that reason, CEO of Rose Packing Dwight Stiehl and other members of the management team will stay on throughout the sensitive transition.
Like Scott, Stiehl is excited that the two companies are finally working together. Combined, they have over two centuries of experience. Learn More: https://ruhrgebietjobs.de/arbeitgeber/osi-food-solutions-germany-gmbh-38661