OSI Food Solutions is a top food producer in the world. The demand for its products has been going up every year, forcing it to take expansionary measures to meet the demand from the customers. As part of the expansion plan, the company has expanded one of its plants in Europe. The OSI food plant in Toledo, Spain has added 22,600 square feet. The expansion is meant to accommodate increased activities in the plant.
After the expansion of the facility, OSI Food Solutions is expected to double the production of chicken products. The plant will now be producing 24,000 tons. Previously, production stood at 12,000 tons. Total production from this facility now stands at 45,000 tons annually.
The expansion of this facility was necessitated by the trend in demand for chicken products in this region. According to statistics relied on by OSI Food Solutions, the demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal had gone up significantly. In the past one decade, there has been a consistent increase in demand. In the past three years, the demand has gone further up to 8 percent from the previous 6 percent. This growth is an indication that we are looking at a possibility of the demand rising further in coming years.
With such expectations, it was appropriate for the business to take up expansionary measures such that even if demands increases by a huge margin, they can still be able to provide the services.
OSI has through this expansion create job opportunities. The number of workers in this facility has increased by 20. There has also been an addition of a kitchen for product development. The company is expected to increase the products portfolio after the expansion. They aim to serve the people in this region in the best way possible.
OSI Food Solutions has also embraced sustainability in its recent expansion. The new facility is installed with equipment that has significantly reduced energy consumption. In the new facility, energy consumption has gone down by 20 percent.
The company is committed to meeting the demands of their customers by offering them affordable and healthy food products. The expansion of the plant in Toledo is just one of the many that have happened in recent years.