OSI Food Solutions has again shown the world that it is not stopping at nothing in its bid to offer sufficient and sustainable chicken products in Spain and Portuguese markets. This was clear when the company recently announced that it is going to expand its Toledo facility. The expansion process is underway. Upon completion, the facility will accommodate several departments. Among the departments that are lined up include the employees’ lounge, storage and supply area, refrigeration rooms, production hall, and shipping and receiving areas. All these and other departments will fit in the proposed 22, 600 square feet facility.
When making the announcement, OSI Food Solutions Managing Director for Spain José María del Río said that the new facility will not only double production from 12, 000 tons to 24, 000 tons, but also increase sustainability. “We are looking at adding the number of tons of our produce. In the last 10 years, there has been an ever increasing demand of chicken, pork, and beef in our local market as well as our neighboring Portugal. Soon, there will be sufficient supply. We have also announced that we will be adding 20 more employees to our list. This will bring the number of those that are based in Toledo to 160,” said the MD. Among the posts advertised for include that of the product development manager. All those that will be absorbed would have shown high-lever skills especially in the line of production.
David McDonald, OSI Food Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), and President said that the expansion comes at the right time. McDonald said applauded the company’s employees saying that they are the reason behind the latest achievements. Several equipments have been installed in the Toledo facility, which are believed to be energy savers. They include state of the art refrigeration equipment and power plant equipment that consume more than 20 percent energy. OSI Food Solutions UK awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.
The project is partly funded by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, which during the issuance of the grant said that part of the reason for giving OSI Solutions the grant is because of the company’s commitment to honor its pledges. It should be remembered that when setting foot in Toledo, OSI Food Solutions promised to employ people from the local community. This is what the company has honored.
Thanks to OSI Food Solutions’ top management that has many years of experience, the company has been able to receive several awards. They include the Global Visionary Award and the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award.