OSI Group is a leading brand in the food manufacturing industry. The company has been in business for many decades and continues to push to make an impact around the world. OSI has been ranked as high as 58th on the Forbes largest privately-owned companies list. The company is currently worth billions of dollars and has factories operating in 17 different countries. There are over 65 facilities being manned by more than 20,000 people. OSI creates opportunity for its employees by setting a culture that allows everyone involved to succeed. OSI began as a meat market in the early 1900’s. It was founded by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky.
Otto Kolschowsky ran the business in the Chicago area with his family. In the 1950’s Otto and Sons was discovered by Ray Kroc and the McDonald’s Corporation. Ray Kroc and his executives quickly realized that the small family-owned operation had the innovation and creativity to support an ambitious franchise such as McDonald’s. They were eventually selected to be the company’s primary meat supplier. From this point OSI began to become a national organization. Otto and Sons began to conduct international business in the 1960’s and became known as OSI Group. The company now has working relationships with major food chains such as Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Subway.
Their products include a variety of meats such as bacon, beef, fish, hot dogs and poultry. OSI continues its growth by acquiring food manufacturer Turi Foods based out of Victoria Australia. It is the largest manufacturer in the country. The organization has made other acquisitions that allow OSI to dabble in different markets within the industry. Flagship Food Group and Baho Foods are two European companies that will help OSI reinforce its standing within the region. Flagship Food Group specializes in mayonnaise and serving sauces. It is going to open up new doors for OSI Group. Baho Foods is a growing company as well. Its executives are looking forward to using the resources that a large company like OSI Group brings to the table.