Growth and Expansion of OSI Industries

OSI Group continues to enjoy tremendous growth since its inception over 30 years ago. Establishment of dynamic partnerships has enabled the company to be profitable over the years. In line with the vision of OSI, which is to meet and exceed customer satisfaction, the management ensures high-quality standards are followed in the production process for the benefit of the customers. OSI Group is looking on ways to expand its activities to have a global presence and serve many customers.In August 2016, OSI Group purchased controlling stock in Baho Food. Baho Food has processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands and has five subsidies. Flagship Europe was also acquired in 2016 to take over the company’s production of frozen poultry, pies and condiments. OSI has a diverse range of products and services and the main focus now is to increase production and sales.

OSI industries also purchased a company named Tyson Foods, which was about to be closed down due to increased production costs. The purchase of this production plant enabled many employees to retain their jobs, which would have been lost had the company shut down.The success of OSI Group in food production over the years can be attributed to the company’s careful product development, marketing strategies and the ability to create valuable partnerships. OSI Industries carefully studies the needs and requirements of the market before heavily investing its resources. OSI Group’s secret to remain innovative food provider is the ability of the company to adapt to changing business environment and paying attention to the needs of the customers.

The use of modern technology in manufacturing facilities has also been important in its expansion process. X-ray equipment and metal detectors are often used in OSI Industries to detect foreign materials and eliminate them during the production process. The measures OSI Industries take to ensure high quality production has made the company to maintain its position in the international market. In November 2016, OSI Industries won a prestigious Globe of Honor Award for its exemplary management of environmental risks. The award, which was presented by the British Safety Council is usually awarded to outstanding global organizations that demonstrate excellence in environmental management.

Wes Edens the Investment Mastermind

Wes Edens also known as Wesley Robert Edens is a co-founder of Fortress Investment Group founded in 1998 with five others. His investment style was described as one of creative financing by a Wall Street Journal in 2007 also named as ‘New King of Subprime Lending. This was after the purchase of Springfield Financial Services, a subprime lender by Fortress Investment Group at the request of Edens. There was also another purchase of subprime mortgage lender, of which he is its current chairman.

He serves Fortress Investment Group as its co-chief executive officer, co-chairman, head of private equity, president of private equity, principal, and private equity chief investment officer. This wildly successful career was prepared by pursuing a Bachelors of Finance and Administration at Oregon State University in 1984.

Before founding Fortress Investment Group he was a partner at BlackRock Financial Management Inc, and also its managing director. Wes Edens held similar positions similar positions at Lehman Brothers. Thus the founders came with vast experience with an aim to craft an “alternative-asset” strategy. This was done by raising private equity and investing in revolutionary medium. One of the first investment was in real estate with a growth from $500 million to $3.5 billion being felt.

Wes Edens has come up with an improved way of getting around Florida. Gridlocks have rendered it impossible to commute for less than an hour from Miami to Florida. Fortress Investment Group owns the rail systems. Being the only privately owned passenger train in the country, Brightline took its 30 Minute inaugural trip on May 2018 with passengers enjoying it facilities inclusive of free Wi-Fi and food service.

Media, healthcare, financial services, real estate, transportation, and infrastructure are among the different industries that Wes Edens invests in. He and Nassef Sawiris, a billionaire businessman, have purchased the controlling stake, Aston Villa, a football club, with an aim of a full takeover. Villa has been said to be making loses of 5 million Euros per month while it actually needs a whooping 75 million Euros to operate. To be clear-cut, the two own NSWE the company with a majority stake of the team.