OSI Group has become an International Powerhouse in the Food Distribution Industry

OSI Group, an international food distribution service, acquired Babo Food, a Dutch company that specializes in snacks, deli meats and convenient foods. By obtaining Babo it gives OSI more of a presence throughout Europe and adds to the company’s portfolio of offerings. The acquisition also gives OSI greater processing strength.Babo maintains processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands, through its five subsidiaries. The companies include Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, Henri van de Bilt, Vital Convenience and Gelderland Frischwaren. OSI Group plans to leave the current management team in place and work with the management team at OSI to develop an overall strategy to operate the combined entities.Babo Foods is excited about being part of the OSI Group. They share the same philosophy and goals and Babo will benefit from OSI’s vast experience. The two companies will better serve their customers with their joint efforts.

OSI Group is based in Aurora, Illinois and has grown from a wholesale mea5t distribution company to a leading retail brand and food service supplier. The company operates and maintains more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. They work internationally, but they also maintain a local presence in order to take advantage of local employment talent and cultural differences. This strategy allows the company to be as efficient as possible. OSI, in addition to the Babo Food acquisition, is working to expand their presence by building addition facilities throughout the world. The company is finding great Success in China. The growth in that country means the economy is always growing which equates to consumer growth. OSI Group is a privately held entity and always on the lookout for talent that will enhance their employment team. The company realizes that the path to success largely depends on attracting the best and the brightest and allowing them to grow to their fullest potential.

OSI Group has a tremendous management team in place with Sheldon Lavin serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman and David McDonald as the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) and President. Additional team members inspiring leadership is Bill Weimer who serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President and Brent Afman taking on the roles of General Manager of Further Processing and Senior Vice President.Lavin and his team are committed to excellence and quality in every aspect of their business. Lavin hopes to inspire the next crop of executives that will eventually move up the ranks and operate the company. Mr. Lavin also wears a philanthropic hat and supports charitable cause with his time and financial contributions.