The Food Processing Global Leaders, OSI Group
OSI Group LLC is a successful company with over 100 years experience in food products supply. Initially, it was a family business and was called 0tto and Sons. Otto Kolchowsky built the company from a meat market and laid a foundation of what it is now. The company had a reputation for offering quality meat and continued to expand and in 1955, they became suppliers of beef patties to McDonald’s. The company’s headquarters are in Aurora, Illinois.
Secrets of being a successful global supplier
The award-winning company has over 65 facilities that are located in the Asia Pacific, North America, Western and Eastern Europe regions. OSI is striving to continuously improve through the innovative research and design facilities. The company’s team is committed to having sustainable relationships with its clients.
The food safety and quality assurance practices have seen the company retain and acquire customers due to the high-quality value-added food products. The company processes its products to meet the clients’ specific demands. With about 20,000 employees in more than 15 countries, the management has embraced the culture of working as a family, hence, retaining the employees for a long time which increases productivity.
Being one of the largest privately held food providers, OSI offers an unmatched food supply chain management ranging from sourcing, processing to distribution. The products include pork, poultry, beef, seafood, baked foods, and vegetables. The high-quality custom food products are used as appetizers, breakfast, snacks, entrees, lunch, side dish or desserts.
The company’s acquisitions
Through the years, the company has continued to expand through acquisitions enabling them to have a wider clientele. In December 2016, the company acquired Flagship Europe a company that was famous for the supply of pies, sauces, dressings, mayonnaise, frozen poultry and sous vide products. Following the acquisition, OSI Industries will have new customers and increased resources. It will also give the group a broader presence in Europe.
In mid-2016, the company acquired Tyson Food plant in Chicago. The plant previously served the hospitality industry offering products such as chicken cordon bleu, tempura chicken, omelets, and meatballs. The facility has enhanced the evolving needs of the customers and supports continued business growth. As part of the manufacturing network, the facility will enhance the evolving needs of clients.
The company supplies food products to food service and retail food brands. In 2016, the British Safety Council accorded the company with Globe of Honour Award for its excellence in safety, health, and environmental management.