OSI Group is a company that represents the potential for growth. Leaders of the organization have based its business practices on creating opportunity for the team, clients and the community that it operates in. OSI has been in the food manufacturing business for over a hundred years. The company began as a meat market in the early 1900s. It was founded by a German immigrant who had a vision for his organization. Otto Kolschowsky ran the business with his sons and became a well-respected supplier of product in the Chicago region. Before long they were the number one supplier of meat to local food businesses and restaurants throughout the area.
Otto and Sons developed a relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s. It was one of several hundred meat suppliers that McDonald’s was using at the time. However, Otto and Sons was able to separate themselves from their peers by bringing in new concepts to the process of manufacturing meat. They introduced to meat patty cutting machine. This tool gave them the ability to serve their number one client with a ready-made product that saved them a tremendous amount of man-hours at the restaurants. Otto and Sons also embraced the concept of cryogenic freezing chambers, which allowed them to store large quantities of product and deliver them freshly to the McDonald’s Corporation.
Leaders at McDonald’s decided to make Otto and Sons its one and only meat supplier. Otto and his family would need a new processing plant in order to fulfill the obligation. The company entered into a business relationship in order to build the facility and at that point became known as OSI Group. OSI Group went on to make international investments and spread its interest through the worldwide market. It now has working relationships with other major food organizations such as Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and Subway.
OSI Group is always pushing its model for growth. The company has made key acquisitions in order to strengthen its market share throughout the world. Baho Foods and Flagship food Group were two organizations acquired by OSI Group. The companies are expected to strengthen OSI’s presence in the European region and bring them a diverse group of clientele. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago.
Tyson Foods was another acquisition made by the OSI Group. Tyson Foods is a long-running food manufacturer that operates out of the Chicago area. The company was looking to close and cut the employment of nearly 500 people. Leaders at OSI Group were able to block the closing and save the jobs of hundreds of workers. OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.