GenOSI opens new facility in the Philippines
June 7, 2017
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
The new plant will replace the existing facility that's been around since 1990.
AURORA, Ill. – OSI Group, along with its joint venture partner GenOSI President Fred Uytengsu, announced the opening of a new GenOSI facility in the Philippines. The new 7,500-sq.-m. (80,730-sq.-ft.) meat processing plant, at Canlubang Industrial Estate, Calamba, Laguna, will produce food items, including beef, chicken and fish for the restaurant and foodservice sector. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held May 19.
The new plant has an annual capacity of 23,000 metric tons (50.7 million lbs.). GenOSI’s original facility in Cainta, Rizal, near Manila, opened in 1990. The new plant will replace the previous facility. Ninety-five percent of the workforce from the original facility will be working in the new location.
“I congratulate and thank my partner, Fred Uytengsu, along with the employees of GenOSI and the engineering project team, on the grand opening of this world class facility,” said OSI Group Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin. “Our new operation incorporates industry leading design to ensure our customers in the Philippines receive cost effective products made to the highest standards of quality and food safety.”'
According to the company, “With the new plant’s efficient operations and innovations in food technology, GenOSI reinforces its commitment to global food safety and unsurpassed quality standards to better serve the Filipino consumer.”
“I also want to thank OSI for these many years of great partnership,” said Fred Uytengsu. “It’s been an incredible journey and we look forward to many more years of collaboration together.”