In 1909, Otto Kolschowsky owned a meat market and butcher shop in Chicago. It was a small family owned business. In the 1950s, the shop was contracted by McDonald’s and that marked the beginning of a global conglomerate. OSI Group supplies value added protein items and other foodstuffs to retail and food service industry. The company aims to come up with freshly innovative ways to deliver next generation food solutions.
Today, OSI Group boasts more than 20,000 employees. It also prides itself in operating more than 60 facilities in 16 countries around the world. The company is committed to spreading wide and deep into the food industry. This is done through acquisitions and profitable partnerships. Most recently, the company acquired Hynek Schlachthof GmbH. 2016 was a remarkable year for OSI. The company bought Baho Foods, a Dutch manufacturer of convenience foods, deli meats, and snacks. The Managing Director expressed pride in being part of the OSI family. In the very same year, Tyson Foods was purchased for $7.4 Million. This move was due to the facility’s proximity to OSI Group’s Chicago facilities and the projected provision of infrastructure for the company’s continued growth.
Bigger and Better
The most recent profitable partnership is one with Fred Uytengsu. In cooperation with GADC, a new state of the art processing facility was launched in the Philippines to replace an older one. The new facility prides itself in a capacity of 23,000 metric tons and the most recent profitable technology. They have built an improved facility while retaining 95% of the workforce.
Leap into acclaimed lists
OSI Group was number 66 on the Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies in 2016. This new entry into the list was attributed to the Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Lavin. He was recognized by India’s Vision World Academy with a Global Visionary Award. The company was also number 58 on Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies.