Expansion of Production Plant
Things seem to be going well at OSI Food Solutions, as the company recently expanded its Toledo outlet in Spain. The project will double the production capacity of the factory which previously stood at 12,000 tons of chicken products on a yearly basis.
After this development, the Toledo branch becomes one of the conglomerate’s most productive, processing a remarkable 45,000 tons of meat products annually. The project will require an additional twenty employees, bring the total number of staff to 160. Among the new entrants will be an all-new development manager, an individual who will oversee, formulate and enforce the growth and expansion strategies to ensure that OSI remains a step ahead of its competitors.
According to OSI’s top brass, the Toledo plant’s expansion was a long overdue process, as the demand for chicken products around Portugal and Spain was almost exceeding the supply. The development featured the construction of a new building measuring 22,000 square feet, loading and shipping areas, storage facilities, a refrigerated waste management room, boilers, nitrogen tanks, and a staff recreational area.
As a security measure, OSI invested in top-notch access control and surveillance system. Besides cameras, firefighting infrastructure complying with the latest standards was also installed.
OSI is committed towards environmental conservation, a factor that was considered during the plant’s expansion. The equipment used reduces energy consumption by a whopping 20%. Furthermore, the installed cogeneration system, as well as the refrigerators, ensure that water is recycled, thus saving additional costs of acquiring the same.
Globe of Honor Award
As earlier mentioned, OSI Group is renowned for its unrelenting commitment towards environmental conservation. As a result of these efforts, the company bagged the precious Globe of Honor award presented by the British Safety Council. This is no mean feat, as the finalists of this competition have to gain a five-star rating from the awarding committee. Also, the nominees have to demonstrate their dedication towards achieving a better and healthier surrounding.
By winning the 2016 edition, OSI became one the few institutions to win this accolade multiple times, having received the 2013 and 2015 versions. While handing over the award. Lynda Armstrong, the chairperson of the Safety Council, showered lots praise on the OSI Group. She lauded OSI as a firm that conserves the surrounding by both using eco-friendly equipment and engaging the community around it. Mike Robinson, the Council’s CEO, congratulated the winners for implementing the stringent conservation measures.