Sheldon Lavin envisioned the OSI Group as a global meat processor. When he joined the company, his function included assisting the Kolschowsky family with operations. Today Lavin is the chairman and CEO of the firm. The OSI Group is in 17 countries. And the firm maintains 70 foreign food processing plants.
Lavin’s vision continues to guide and navigate the company. The OSI Group recently purchased Baho Food. A privately held Dutch company. Baho Food processes meat and other food products.The acquisition of this firm adds to the OSI Group’s European presence. And the company’s strategy to tap into the European marketplace.
The Baho Food product line contains an assortment of ready to eat meals, deli meats, and snacks. Its primary customers food retailers and restaurant type venues. The organization has five subsidiaries: Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods, and Q Smart Life. In addition to processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands. Presently the company has customers in 18 European countries.
John Balvers, the managing director of Baho Food, and his management team will remain on board. Balvers and the team are looking forward to collaborating with the mega food processor.
Under the OSI Group’s umbrella, Baho Food will have access to more resources and well-honed expertise. Also, the company can offer their customers a wider selection of products. Additionally, the company can look forward to a hastened growth rate. And both companies will benefit from a larger market share of the food processing business.