From humble beginnings to being the primary meat supplier for McDonald’s, OSI Group was founded in 1909 as a family business by a German immigrant. The company was initially known as Otto’s Meat Market during its founding and later changed its name to Otto & Sons in the year 1928. The firm became OSI Industries LLC in 1975 and when it was launched on the global platform, it became known as OSI Group.
The company now has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois and other branches of offices located in German and China. OSI Group is among the leading companies processing convenience foods for restaurants. One of the crucial keys to their success is the standardization of their production and food safety as well as the establishment of valued relations with the food partners and other organizations.
The company has about 65 facilities that are carrying out processing and production in 17 countries and has employed over 20,000 employees. OSI has had numerous partnerships and mergers with warehouses, processing plants, poultry facilities, and farms to leverage value-added products of food to restaurants and other retail brands. The company has taken the food industry by storm with the objective of becoming the primary provider of foods to leading brands in Europe, North America and other parts of the world.
Other facilities under OSI are also located in China, Australia and Philippines. A facility in Toledo Spain recently received funding from OSI to increase their chicken production capabilities of chicken in an effort to create a variety of products. Also, the facility’s capacity for processing pork and beef improved and an increase in the workforce. Subsequently, the local demand of chicken and chicken products increased from 6% to 8% annual consumption.
The employment of new facilities goes a long way in helping the company to develop new and exciting products. The company is keen on complying with the Environmental Standard ISO 14001 and the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. Between the years 2016-2017, the OSI Group company ventured into acquisitions of various companies and facilities spearheading their global expansion.
These acquisitions include the Dutch manufacturer Baho food that dealt with convenience foods, deli meats, and sacks. The launching of a new facility in Philippines a partnership called GenOSI. The President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald looked forward to consistent growth of the company based on the rate of acquisitions and partnerships the company was involved with.
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