OSI Food Solutions, a prominent food processing company, has a story that dates back to the earlier 1900s. Yes, this particular company has 100 years of experience thanks to offering top-tier services in the food industry. Otto Kolschowski, OSI’s founder, put the ball in motion shortly after relocating to America via Germany. Prior to America’s postwar economic expansion, the city of Chicago was ground zero for German-immigrants. Chicago was also a center of industry, and the German-immigrants played a huge role in economics. Carl Sandburg, a famous American poet, stated that “Chicago was the city of big shoulders.”
In the early years, OSI Food Solutions was known by the name of Otto & Sons. This name fit the business really well as Otto, and his two sons provided the day-to-day operations. Fresh meat was the weapon of choice. This small meat market made a name for itself throughout the state of Illinois. Business was so good to where the Kolschowski’s decided to go into food wholesale. By doing so, the business was moved from Oak Park to Maywood, Illinois. This is when the business really took off, but even bigger success would come later. OSI Food Solutions is now a top 100 company. This food juggernaut has up to 20,000 workers, and it has physical locations in a number of foreign countries such as Hungary, China, Brazil, Canada and India.
Earlier in 2018, OSI Food Solutions merged with Turi Foods. This Australian-based food processor provides a wide range of food products, and the goal is to create a world-class food group. OSI is no stranger to mergers as it has teamed up with various companies in the past, including Moy Park and Alaska Milk Corporation. Things are looking great in the 21st century as OSI Food Solutions continue on its path to the top of the ranks.