OSI Group opens two China plants

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, October 31, 2013

OSI Group is set to become the biggest value-added meat processor in Asia after opening two more plants in China, bringing its total number of facilities in the country to 10.

This month the company opened a multi-protein further processing plant and an adjacent integrated poultry operation in Xinhua, Henan Province.

The 208,000m2 further processing plant will process poultry and beef products for customers in China and abroad, and will be OSI's largest food processing facility globally. The plant currently has capacity to process par-fried and fully cooked chicken products, and will be expanded by 2016 to include high-speed lines and value-added beef processing facilities.

The plant will get raw material from the adjacent DaOSI poultry operation, which is a joint venture between OSI and Chinese poultry producers Doyoo Group.

The plant is halal-certified and has the capacity to process 120 mill. birds per year, making it the largest single poultry processing facility in China. DaOSI also owns breeder and broiler farms, a hatchery and a feed mill capable of producting 800,000 t of feed annually, making it a fully integrated operation.

The Henan operation is OSI's third fully vertically-integrated poultry operation in China, with existing operations in Shandong and Fujian provinces. The company said the new addition would put OSI on track to process more than 300 mill. birds a year.
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