OSI Group McDonalds Installs a Multi-million Production Line in Spain.November 5, 2018 - Author: steph
OSI Group McDonalds has many plants worldwide, and it recently revamped its plant in Toledo, Spain that specializes in the processing of chicken products. Before the expansion, the plant’s chicken production was twelve thousand tons annually, but the production doubled to twenty-four thousand tons annually after the upgrade. The whole process cost the company €17 Million and created twenty more job opportunities for the existing one hundred and forty. OSI Food Solutions (OSI Group McDonalds) created a new position of product development manager. The person to occupy the new position would be a skilled and a focused person to develop new products and improve the existing ones. The manager would use the new kitchen to do the sampling of the products. Additionally, after the upgrade, the plant would produce forty-five thousand tons annually in total. The production consists of chicken, beef, and pork combined. Read more about OSI Group McDonalds at bizjournals.com
OSI Group McDonalds, OSI Food Solutions Spain Managing Director, José María del Río noted that the demand for chicken products in Portugal and Spain grew at a breakneck pace. He pointed out that the growth rate in the last decade rose by six percent annually but for the previous three years, the growth in three years hit eight percent annually. He said that the rise in demand for these products would continue. The new production line is 22,600 square feet that contain refrigerated rooms for the storage of waste containers, production hall, a storage area for the supplies, dispatch space, and products receiving area. The facility has an employee lounge, hot water storage containers, and Nitrogen containers.
The President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group McDonalds, David McDonald noted that the expansion was part of the company’s agenda to add more products to its portfolio. He was also happy because the process created more job opportunities hence boosting the economy. He said that the new production line observed sustainability because of setting measures of cutting production costs by lowering electricity usage. The heat produced by the refrigerators and the production system would be recycled to boil water instead of using electricity. The process would reduce energy consumption by twenty percent, which was a significant improvement.