OSI Group has been in business for over one hundred years. The company stood the test of time and is a shining example of what any organization can be with the right plan. OSI Group began as a meat market in the early 1900’s. It was founded by Otto Kolschowsky. He called his organization Otto and Sons and established the business as a trusted provider of product to local food entities in the Chicago area.
Otto and Sons secured a contract with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950’s. McDonald’s was expanding throughout the Illinois area. Their executives chose Otto and Sons to be one of several hundred meat suppliers it was using at the time. The small family organization made many moves to help it stand out from his contemporaries. Eventually they were chosen to be McDonald’s sole supplier of product.
Otto & Sons built on this relationship by adding a number of different innovations to there operation. The company developed a state-of-the-art meat processing plant that featured the meat patty cutting machine and cryogenic freezing chambers. Each of these devices brought unique attributes to the table and saved McDonald’s a tremendous amount of a man hours. It also helped the restaurant giant maximize its money on the amount of product that was using.
OSI Group continued to push for growth after securing its relationship with McDonald’s. The company ventured out into international territory. A partnership with K&K Foods in Taiwan formed the OSI Asia Pacific Division. There have been other acquisitions made to spread OSI’s influence such as Tyson Foods, Baho Foods, Flagship Food Group and Turi Foods. Each of these organizations offer a unique set of skills that help OSI broaden its reach within the market.
There are currently 65 plants operating in 17 countries for OSI Group. The company has an international workforce that features the lowest turnover rate among companies in the industry. Leaders at OSI are proud of the fact that the team members they bring in are committed to staying with the company for the duration of their careers.
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