OSI acquires UK's Flagship Europe
Dec. 21, 2016
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
AURORA, Ill. – OSI Group LLC has announced its acquisition of Flagship Europe, an established UK foodservice supplier, from the Flagship Food Group for an undisclosed amount. Flagship’s product line includes frozen poultry and sous vide items, as well as pies, sauces and dressings.
“Adding Flagship to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe,” said David G. McDonald, president and COO of OSI Group LLC, based in Aurora, Illinois. “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”
OSI has supplied value-added protein items and other food products to foodservice customers for more than 60 years with over 60 facilities in 16 countries.
Flagship Europe recently acquired Calder Foods, which supplies sandwich fillings, marinades, sauces, mayonnaise and dips for the food-to-go segment.
“This is another exciting and progressive development for Flagship Europe,” said Flagship Europe chief executive, Russell Maddock. “The increased resources that will become available to us, along with the access to new clients and global markets as part of the OSI Group, will strengthen our position in the marketplace, improve our proposition, and open up new opportunities that will enable us to serve our customers better and support our already successful business."