OSI Company was formed in 1909 by Otto kolschowsky. He was an immigrant from Germany and he established the company at Oak Park, Illinois. In 1928 the company was renamed to Otto and sons and the sole purpose of the company was to supply meat. When McDonalds was established in Illinois it chose the OSI group to supply its store with quality meat. This later led to OSI group becoming the main suppliers of McDonald’s stores with quality meat. Over the coming years the Otto and sons spread over to Chicago where they quality machinery and equipment for meat storage and processing, the company supplied meat to the local restaurants and the general community in Chicago.
The current head of the OSI group is Sheldon Lavin and he has steered the company to greater heights. According to in 2016 the company was at position 58 on the rankings in terms of privately owned company worldwide. OSI group supplies poultry, pork, beef and meat products such as sausages, hot dog, bacon, beef patties and chicken nuggets. Their main partners have been the McDonalds that they have had a long lasting relationship with. OSI group also processes, package and manufacture food products as well managing the supply chain of the meat and their products. The company boasts of over sixty production set ups based in 16 countries.
In the expansion plan of the OSI group the company together with Aurora purchased flagship Europe previously owned by Flagship Food Group. Flagship Europe supplied poultry products, mayonnaise and other food services to the UK market. Flagship Europe CEO was very excited for the joint venture with the OSI as it opens a new door way for the company. The company will now be able to access a wider market and even expand to other countries. OSI group was also excited as this opens a new market in Europe.
OSI group also supplies meat to food chain such as Starbucks, Papa john’s pizza, Subway and pizza hut that are based in china. The company’s facilities in the United States are located in Geneva, West Jordan, Utah, California, riverside, Chicago and Fort Atkinson. The facilities of the OSI group has been given numerous awards for good management. They have received award for the safety and hygienic measures they have taken in their quest to supply quality meat. The company has also received an award for their role in environmental management.
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