OSI International Foods (Aust) and Turi Foods completed a merger of their Australian operations, to be called Turosi Pty Ltd.
This merger creates a strong strategic alliance and enables Turosi to offer a full range of food solutions, complementing the OSI brand with the existing La Ionica, Bannockburn, Golden Farms and Colonial Farm brands.
Turi Foods is an Australia-based poultry processor, supplying to major supermarkets, quick-service restaurants, specialty chicken retailers, butcher shops and roast chicken outlets.
“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,” says Sam Cuteri, chairman of Turi Foods. “We look forward to bringing together the dedicated teams of both OSI and Turi.”
OSI International Foods (Aust) is a privately owned protein processor, supplying major quick-service restaurants, foodservice markets and retail outlets across the Asia Pacific region.
“OSI and Turi have built a business of strong reputation with the customers each company serves,” says David McDonald, president and COO of OSI Group, LLC, the Aurora, Ill.-based parent company. “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, QLD; and Blacktown, NSW, along with various farming operations in Victoria.