Having its international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group McDonalds operates over 65 facilities in 17 countries. Last year, OSI acquired the Dutch manufacturer of convenience foods, Baho Food. This concern has its operations in the Netherlands and Germany, where it produces deli meats, convenience foods and snacks that serve retail industries and various food services. Baho Food, along with its five subsidiary companies, distributes its products to 18 European countries.
The managing director of Baho Food, John Balvers, expressed his enthusiasm about his company’s merger with OSI Group. He stated, “With our combined strengths, we will be even better able to support our customers in realizing their strategies and offering them a broader product portfolio.” He added that the merger will enhance the growth of both concerns and the realization of their goals. The President and COO of McDonald’s, David G. McDonald states that Mr. Balvers and his managerial team will continue as part of the business. They will work with executives of OSI Group McDonalds in the development of a strategy for growth with the combined companies.
OSI Group McDonalds is listed as 68th in a list of the 2018’s 100 Top Food and Beverage Companies. The success of this company can be attributed mainly to the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. For, Lavin has led the Group to make operational changes and embrace the challenges and rewards of new advances with high-end technologies. Lavin has also implemented strategies that assist in increasing effectiveness and efficiency. For instance, processing plants are located near distribution centers so that OSI Food Solutions ensure food safety. OSI also employs local managers and facility heads who help improve effectiveness and efficiency in their areas because they are knowledgeable of the local economy. With these actions of OSI Group McDonalds, local employees are provided with a sense of investment in the products being sold. Also, this policy supports local economies and makes OSI Group McDonalds a part of the community.