About OSEM UK Ltd
Osem UK is the leading importer and distributor of kosher foods, and one of the leading companies in the marketing and distribution of special ethnic foods throughout the British Isles.
In the early 1950s Osem Group was already responding to requests from the Jewish Community to supply them with a range of tasty kosher products, and began to export its products to England. In 1959, Osem Group has set up Osem (London) Ltd. (the name was later changed to Osem UK) as an English subsidiary. Working throughout the British Isles, the English subsidiary began importing and distributing the most popular Osem items at the time, including noodles, soups, and at a later stage also snacks and baked goods. Over the years, the company also added products from other manufacturers to its product range.
Already active in the kosher market, Osem UK also managed to find a way into the hearts, and diets, of consumers in the general market. Over the years, Osem UK developed a special rapport with buyers in leading department stores and supermarkets in Britain, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrison. As a company committed to the highest standards of quality, Osem managed to sell its unique products to these chain stores which marketed them under their own label. In addition, the company also specialized in the special-needs markets where it filled a niche for gluten-free products, low calorie products and more.
Once Nestlé bought a major share in Osem Group, and thanks to Osem UK’s foresight in specializing in the ethnic market, the company won the right to import and distribute Nestlé’s ethnic products (Maggie, Milo, Nido and Winiary Brands) among the Indian, Chinese, Afro-Caribbean, Muslim and Polish communities in Britain.
Between the years 1995 and 2010, Osem UK acquired companies, specializing in frozen and chilled goods in the ethnic market. This move helped to reinforce the company’s status and strong position in both the kosher and ethnic markets.
Osem UK employs an extensive professional team to handle marketing, sales, storage and distribution, and they work to strengthen the link with the customers.
The company has a fleet of trucks and two distribution centres which also include dry, chilled and freezer storerooms. One distribution centre is located in Essex near London, and the other in Bolton near the city of Manchester in the North of England.