With operations in dozens of countries worldwide, and various partnerships the OSI Group has long been one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States. This was confirmed in 2011 when Forbes named it 136th on its list of such companies, which was partly driven by the OSI Group McDonalds partnership. This relationship began when both companies were still in their infancy, which has allowed both to expand significantly in the past few decades. Over the past few years, this has continued to be the case, with the meat supplier purchasing or partnering with several other companies.
This was the case 2016 when the firm purchased a controlling stake in Dutch company Baho Food. With the purchase, as well as a few other moves since 2011, the company has continued to climb Forbes’ largest private companies list, being 58th that year. Coupled with the OSI Group McDonalds relationship, this gives the firm quite a significant presence in food distribution across both the Netherlands and Germany. This is something that OSI will be able to capitalize on to expand several of its key activities in both countries, as well as enhancing the OSI Group McDonalds partnership.
The purchase of Baho Food provides the company with access to five of its subsidiaries; Vital Convenience, Q Smart Life, Q Smart Life, Henri van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren, and Bakx Foods. The overall company has over six decades of experience operating in the countries, which gives the OSI Group a firm foundation to build on. The purchase also ensured that Baho Foods’ staff was retained, with the company looking to increase this workforce in the following years.
This wasn’t the only expansion that the company has made in recent years, with the company announcing in June of that year that it was purchasing a former Tyson Foods plant. The Chicago-based facility helped improve the OSI Group McDonalds relationship by enhancing production and distribution across the area. This was also the case for each of the meat supplier’s partners across the region. With the growth that the company has experienced in recent years, it continues to place high on Forbes’ list of U.S-based privately held companies. OSI Group acquires Baho Food