Founded by Otto Kolschowski, a German immigrant in 1909, the OSI Food Solutions is a meat processing company based in Aurora, Illinois. Initially, it was just a neighborhood meet-market that was famous for its high-quality meat. However, the company developed when it began supplying meat burgers for McDonald’s franchise.
Today the enterprise has more than 20,000 staff working in various countries offering meat patties, pizza, bacon, hot dogs, poultry, fish, and vegetable products as well to businesses that deal with food products and retail industries globally. According to Forbes, OSI Food Solutions is the 58th largest private company in America.
With annual sales of more than 6.1 billion dollars and a reputation of supplying products and services of the highest quality, it’s no wonder OSI Food Solutions is one of the top 100 companies in America. The firm has also received various awards which include the British Safety Council Globe of Honor Award in 2016. The OSI Group has also contributed in revolutionizing the delivery of food solutions globally with its broad selection of excellent products. With an experience of over 100 years in food industry, the firm is now a world leader in the production and distribution of quality food products to other businesses.
Over the years, OSI Group has continued to grow and extend its operations. Recently, the company acquired a Tyson Food Plant, Flagship Europe as well as BAHO Foods. These acquisitions have not only empowered the company to venture into new domestic and foreign markets, but it has also allowed it to offer better and more employment and career opportunities. Currently, the firm operates in 17 countries with more than 67 facilities across the world.
Besides the facilities in various countries, OSI Group also operates several plants in the U.S in places such as Geneva and West Chicago, Fort Atkinson, Chicago, West Jordan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Utah and Oakland, Riverside, Iowa, and California. At these facilities, the firm produces and co-packs private label and brand name foods. For many years, OSI Food Solutions has also been a chief supplier of meat products to western fast food outlets such as Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, Subway, Starbucks and other businesses in China.
In 2016, The OSI Group Company in the UK won the Globe of Honor Award from British Safety Council. This award was in recognition of OSI Group’s commitment to environmental risks management. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the company has also received other awards from different organizations across the world.