There was an addition of a high-capacity production line to the OSI Food Solutions, an OSI Group branch in Spain. The production line is meant to boost the branch’s output regarding chicken production. OSI Food Solutions which is located in Toledo, Spain just completed the improvements in 2017. These improvements cost the organizations about 17 million euros. Previously, the plant had a capacity of producing about 12,000 tons of chicken products annually. But with these improvements in place, the plant will now be able to deliver double the amount every year. Another advantage that comes with the addition of this production line is the fact that there will be an increase in overall output which is of much benefit to the plant.
According to one of the executives from OSI Foods Solution, the plant will now be able to produce about 45,000 tons of both beef, chicken and pork products every year. Moreover, the new addition will increase the local economy by adding 20 more jobs. Lately, food consumption and economic trends indicated an increase in demand for chicken products within Spain and Portugal. According to the managing director of OSI Foods Solutions, the demand within these countries increased by 8% in the last three years, and because this demand will always grow, OSI want to be ready in advance to cater for the market. David McDonald, the chief operating officer of OSI, said that the expansion would provide a chance for the company to increase its innovative products to its portfolio. The new facility will also help the company to gain new accounts as well as expand in the foodservice sector.
David McDonald is OSI Group chief operating officer as well as the president. David has been working with OSI Group right from its inception. David Macdonald has over three decades of experience in the food production field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Animals Science from Iowa State University. David McDonald has played a significant role to see OSI Group on the international map. Before being promoted to the executive position, David McDonald was a noticeable project manager for the company.