In recent news, OSI Food Solutions Spain invests 17 million euros into its processed chicken production operation in order to increase production from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons of processed chicken per year. This increase of production was a direct response to the increasing demand for their chicken products within Spain and Portugal.
This 17 million euro investment constructs a high-capacity production line to its production operation in Toledo, Spain. Since the addition of this new production line, OSI Spain has accomplished a production capacity of more than 45,000 tons of beef, pork and chicken products. This development has not only increased production, but has created 20 new jobs.
OSI Spain’s new production line drew interest from the regional government. And because of such interest, the government granted OSI Spain 1.5 million euros from its European Agricultural Guarantee Fund. In addition, the local Chamber of Commerce awards OSI Food Solutions Spain for its commitment to employment.
The chicken product demand from OSI Food Solutions Spain had increased by 6% over the last ten years and 8% over the last 3 years. With this rate of improvement it was only an intelligent decision to meet the demand and expand operation. Managing director of OSI Spain, Jose Maria del Rio, is absolutely excited about this advancement and with the previous growth rate in consideration, is anticipating an even further growth rate in the near future and wants to be completely ready for increased market demands when they come. The new production line will allow OSI to increase its product line and to support the ever so growing demands of its customers.
The building in which this new production line operates, includes, but not limited to: brand new shipping and receiving areas, a waste container storage, oil service areas, hot water tanks, a production hall, supply storage, a kitchen and an employee social area.
Security and safety precautions were taken into consideration as well. A new surveillance system was employed as well as a new highly advanced fire fighting system.
Energy sustainable factors were included also in order to reduce the building’s electricity consumption. The inclusion of such system, has reduced energy consumption by 20 percent. Waste heat recovery from a refrigeration unit and a cogeneration system are two responsible systems for the reduced energy consumption.
This new investments has been a sheer success for OSI Food Solutions Spain, thus far, increasing their meat production by sustainable measures to meet the high chicken demand of the market. As the market steadily demands more from OSI Spain, they can be certain that OSI will continuously provide the quality they deserve. Original source