OSI Group is celebrating over 100 years of successful innovations since its debut in the food processing sector. OSI is a leader in the provision of food globally. It thrives under the services of a highly skilled, diverse as well as vibrant team of employees. Notably, it has about 20,000 employees in its 65 facilities across the 17 different countries all around the globe. Over the years, the organization has risen from a very humble beginning all the way to extensive corporate operations. The growth has consequently enhanced its greater market share in America’s dynamic economy. It also seeks further growth and development plans in the face of modernization and globalization. As such, the company aims at leading the worldwide food processing sector in the long run.
The organization traces its formation history on the immigrant experience of America. The company started as a butcher shop and a minor meat retailer that was opened and run by Kolschowsky. The enterprise aimed at serving the immediate community. After one decade, the business expanded into whole-selling and opened another outlet in Maywood, a suburb in Chicago. It shifted its operations into a family-based (Otto & Sons) enterprise in 1928. Even after the World War II, the local business maintained its success and stability as well as emerging an important part of the American community lifestyle.
Moreover, the changing demand and preferences among individuals brought about the establishment of the McDonald’s. The Kolschowsky’s agreed to supply the McDonald’s franchise with fresh ground beef. Eventually, the supply turned out fateful when Otto & Sons became part of the McDonald’s modern franchise model. The meat business would constantly supply the rising number of restaurants by McDonald’s across different regions; thus leading to its significant success globally. Over the next two decades, Otto & Sons’ regional supplier graduated to OSI Group, a global corporation in 1975. The transition was to enhance efficient provision of the required goods and services in the global market due to the changes in technology and consumer needs.
As such, the reliable and excellent manufacturing abilities led to the rise of other outlets by OSI Group outside Chicago from 1977. Following closely the McDonald’s footsteps, OSI found its way into a multinational food processing corporation. In its early years operating as an international business, the corporation heavily relied on investment and banking skills of Lavin as Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer. Through various expansion procedures, joint ventures, and excellent customer service, the company managed to maintain a significant market share in the food sector. Up to date, OSI Group remains a high-end and one of the most preferred food providers all around the globe.