12,000 tons of processed chicken produced annually is a lot of chicken for one company. So doubling that production and producing 24,000 tons (that’s 48 million pounds!) of processed chicken annually is a whole lot more! That’s exactly what OSI Food Solutions is doing by increasing production at Toledo, Spain facility two fold with an investment of 17 million euros to complete the project in 2017.
When you combine their chicken, pork and beef production amounts together it results in a quality product output that totals over 45,000 tons a year as a result of this expansion project. 90 million pounds of high quality meat and poultry will come out of the Toledo plant operation per year. Extending the current staff from 140 people to 160 with the expansion requiring 20 new jobs be added to keep up with the new production numbers. One of the new jobs created is the role of Product Development Manager, whose responsibilities will include oversight of new products developed as well as refining and improving current products produced.
The already successful OSI Food Solutions already high demand has progressively increased and OSI Food Solutions reacted accordingly. Annually for the regional area of Portugal and Spain, chicken demand has had a 6% increase in growth has been consistent over the last 10 years with the last 3 years showing an 8% increase with demand expected to continue to rise in the near future
The capacity addition enables OSI Food Solutions to carry out a strategy for expansion that will satisfy current customers as they continue to grow themselves as well as attract new customers within the retail and food service marketplaces. As well as expand their own line of products offered and new additions to their high quality product list.
The following upgraded additions were included in the recent expansion project:
Hot water and nitrogen tanks
Facility supplies storage
A new production hall
Service areas for oil
A product development kitchen
Refrigerated rooms for waste container storage
F social area for employees
Shipping and receiving areas
In total the entire expansion resulted in 22,600 square feet of new state of the art additions to the facility that was originally built in 1990. These latest moves will assure that OSI Food Solutions sustains it’s past success well into the future.