OSI Group a Giant in the Food Processing Industry

OSI Group is a world-renowned privately held food manufacturing and food processing company. The firm was founded a century ago 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. The Aurora Chicago based firm just like any other startup business had humble beginnings. The firm started as a tiny butcher shop in Chicago USA under the name Otto and Sons. OSI in a span of over 100 years has grown to be one of the most sought-after suppliers of food and quality meat products not only in the US but worldwide. The firm has expanded to more than 17 countries and operates over 65 facilities globally. In addition, the firm has provided direct and indirect employment to more than 20,000 individuals.

OSI attributes all its success to the firm’s commitment to food safety and sustainable green practices.OSI success story began in the year 1955 when the firm landed a major deal from the McDonald’s. OSI was chosen to be McDonald’s a leading supplier of processed meat. The McDonalds is a fast food chain of restaurants that are famously known for providing high-quality, delicious hamburgers among other fast foods. In the year 1970 Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group as CEO and ever since then he has helped steer the company into new horizons. OSI under the leadership of Lavin has made several new local and international acquisitions.OSI Group expansion strategy is led by the firm’s Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin assisted by the firm’s President Mr. David McDonald.

Under the guidance of the two leaders, according to OSI in the recent past has made seven new acquisitions. According to Mr. McDonald OSI is not only focused on expanding its production capacity through the purchase of new facilities, but it is also committed to widening the client base. In line with the company vision of broadening the client base, the firm is now focusing on the production of a wide variety of products that clients’ desire and are healthy, natural and organic. OSI Group new acquisitions include the Chicago based 200,000 square feet Tyson Food Plant, the Dutch-based leading supplier of deli meat Baho Foods and Flagship Europe among others.

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