International companies operate locally in nature. An organization like OSI Group with branches and facilities spread out in Europe, China and the United States cannot purport to employ a one-size-fits-all procedure. There are different factors like government regulations, talent pools and cultural nuances that affect how a company operates in a different country. David McDonald, the president of OSI Group emphasized the need for a global company to have an international network but operate locally. OSI Group operates globally but it has a local management team in each country, which understands the local tastes and cultures better.
OSI Group is a global leader in the food industry with its headquarters based in Aurora. The company deals in the supply of value-added protein products like beef patties and sausage links. It also supplies other products like pizza, sauces and sandwiches to top retail and food service brands. The group runs over 50 facilities based in 17 countries and relies on its global-efficiency and local-solution strategy in its business expansion in China.
OSI has been operating in China for the last 20 years and has grown with its growing economy. Currently, it runs eight facilities and has two more coming up, which will make it the largest supplier of poultry in China. It announced that it was building a further processing plant in China’s Henan province. It also entered into a joint-venture agreement with DOYOO Group in Zhoukou to form DaOSI, which will be the third incorporated poultry operation in China. From the China operations, OSI serves clients like Yum, McDonald’s, Subway, Papa John’s, Saizeriya and Burger King.
David McDonald stated that China was a real focus for OSI Group due to a number of reasons associated with the country. He revealed that China continues being the biggest rising consumer market worldwide. China does not only have population power but also it is becoming more affluent. The group has a number of customers based in China who are experiencing great growth at the moment and they want to keep growing with them.
Increased Plant Production
Apart from its expansion in China, OSI Group also announced or expanded seven other facilities in the world. It launched new processing plants in Poland, Madanapalle in India, Geneva and Hungary. The group partners with its customers on product development.
About David McDonald
1. McDonald is the COO and president of OSI Group. He was once the chair of the North American Meat Institute and currently sits on its Board. He holds an Animal Science degree and is an autonomous director at the Marfrig Global Foods S.A.