In August of 2016, OSI Group, LLC acquired Dutch food manufacture Baho Food. Baho Foods manufactures convenience foods, deli meats and snacks, which are served in eighteen European countries. David McDonald, president and chief operating officer of OSI Group says, “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe.” OSI is based in Aurora, Illinois, so this will expand their business internationally into a new and open territory with a range of available food markets. The foods and services Baho offers add to the sufficient strengths OSI already has, not only expanding the business but also improving the customer’s needs. More information about OSI Group at inc.com
Baho is the parent of five subsidiaries with plants in Germany and the Netherlands. The five companies are Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods and Q Smart Life. These firms have a history of almost 60 years. Baho Food’s managing director, John Balvers, is excited to join OSI Group and will remain apart of the company and work with David McDonald and the rest of the executives at OSI. Balvers says he is excited because of the outstanding relationships OSI has with both its customers and suppliers. He also believes they will be able to support the customer’s needs with the combination of both their strengths.
OSI Group is continually growing and looks to keep up the effort to expand and adapt to the ever-growing market of food processors and manufacturers. Previous of the acquirement of Baho foods, the company also showed growth with the purchasing of a former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago in June of 2016. They have 65 facilities and have an excess of 20,000 employees in 17 countries. Along with their European and American headquarters, they are located in Canada, Brazil, and across the continent of Asia.