It all started back in 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky moved over to the United States from Germany and started a small meat shop. Over the years, this small meat shop changed and grew along with the country beside it, and by 1928, it became a family business with Otto’s children joining the team. In the 1950s, Otto & Sons became partners with McDonalds, helping them rapidly expand and turn into a global corporation over the next two decades. Just 30 years later in the 1980s, OSI Group became one of the largest meat suppliers in the market. Fast forward to the present and OSI Group has become a world leader in food processing and supply with a physical presence in more than a dozen countries.
OSI Group has made various strategic moves at the right times, McDonalds being the single biggest driver in the company’s history of expansion. They have also acquired key companies along the way to strengthen their own position, such as Flashship Europe and Baho Food. OSI is interested in creating awareness in many more developing regions and is constantly on the lookout for desirable food related businesses around the world. On top of being one of the largest food processing companies in the market, OSI has also built a reputation for being environmentally friendly. Safety and quality have always been a top priority at OSI, and Sheldon Lavin, the current CEO, has been dedicated to lightening the company’s environmental footprint for over 30 years.
The desire to protect the environment has brought OSI recognition and reward over the years, including the Globe of Honour in 2016 for environmental excellence. OSI has come a long way since its inception, with more than twenty thousand people working throughout 65 different facilities to provide all manner of best food products, including fish, vegetables, meatballs, prime meats, and more. They have built relationships and served some of the largest food chains in the world today, including McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks.
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