OSI Australia completes merger with Turi Foods
May 7, 2018
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
AURORA, Ill. – OSI International Foods (Australia) and Turi Foods completed a merger of their Australian operations, which will now be known as Turosi Pty Ltd.
“OSI and Turi Foods believe that a shared ownership will enable the organization, whose cultures are similar, to share their expertise to build a world-class food solutions group,” said Sam Cuteri, chairman of Turi Foods. “We look forward to bringing together the dedicated teams of both OSI and Turi.”
Turi Foods, based in Thomastown, Victoria (Australia), has facilities throughout the state of Victoria. The company which supplies supermarkets, quick-service restaurants, specialty chicken retailers, butcher shops and roast chicken outlets, is one of the largest poultry processors in Australia.
OSI International Foods (Australia) is a privately owned company supplying quick-service restaurants, foodservice markets and retail outlets across the Asia Pacific region, with food solutions across a range of proteins.
“OSI and Turi have built a business of strong reputation with the customers each company serves,” said David G. McDonald, president and COO of OSI Group LLC, which is the parent company of OSI International Foods (Australia). “With the merger between OSI and Turi, we see tremendous potential to serve our customers in new innovative ways and offer more opportunities for our mutual teams to excel together in this new exciting organization, Turosi.”
Turi Foods and OSI will continue to operate their plants out of Thomastown and Geelong, Victoria, while further processed products will continue to be manufactured at Broadmeadows, Victoria; Eagle Farm, Queensland; and Blacktown, New South Wales, along with their various farming operations in Victoria.