Further Expansion In Europe
OSI Group LLC purchased a Dutch manufacturer that deals with convenience foods, deli meats, and snacks. The manufacturer is called Baho Food. They did not release the financial information from the transaction. David McDonald said the addition of Baho Food to the company’s Europe branch boosts OSI’s strengths and broadens its capabilities to provide the best product service to its customers with ever changing needs.
Looking Forward To Collaboration
Baho comes with five subsidiaries. It also has processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany. The five subsidiaries are serving customers across 18 European countries. Baho Food will retain its managing director John Balvers as well as his management team. They will collaborate with executives at OSI and create a working growth strategy for the new merge. Mr. Balvers has mentioned he’s excited about the collaboration especially since OSI has a great relationship with its suppliers and customers. The combination of the two companies broadens the ability to serve customers. There is now a larger product portfolio.
David McDonald says all employees at OSI have a shared goal of meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Patience is very important. One benefit of OSI remaining a private company is the fact that there is flexibility for the solutions the company offers. There is time to evaluate the big picture and then take the time to build solid relationships.
Being Successful Across The Globe
According to David McDonald success begins with the ability to make good partnerships. Each partner at OSI has enough knowledge about the business practices and company culture. This is the case is all locations. Each partner is also in close proximity to the customers they serve. This helps OSI create a strong balance that has an impact on each decision. It’s important to be successful in all areas so the company can scale globally.
Building The Relationship In China
David McDonald says building long-term relationships with the Chinese market is how OSI has been able to be successful there. In China, OSI’s flexibility has helped a lot. OSI has been able to understand the Chinese culture, remain true to company principles and still deliver products with great quality products . Building the relationship took lots of personal time, but since OSI has 20 years of experience they were wiling to trust OSI to listen to their needs.