OSI Group has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group is an American company that is privately owned. It is involved in meat processors that service the food service industries and retail. OSI Group was established in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky two years following his arrival in the US. Kolschowsky is a German immigrant.
The company was initially known as Otto & Sons. It started as a wholesale meat trade. The company quickly gained a reputation locally for providing quality meat. McDonald’s opened its first store in 1995. They chose the company to be their supplier of fresh ground beef patties. The company established a strong business with McDonald’s and became its primary activity. The Company made a deal with McDonald’s Kroc to be one of the four meat suppliers of McDonald’s.
The company opened its first meat plant of high-volume in West Chicago in 1973. The plant contained liquid nitrogen freezing tunnels and patty-forming machines. The Company went on to change its name to OSI Industries in 1975. The company was the exclusive McDonald’s supplier. OSI was able to expand and grow as McDonald’s continue to open more stores. The Forbes listed OSI as the 136th largest private company in America in 2011. This was based on its $3 billion annual revenues. OSI was listed number 58 on the list of Forbes largest private businesses in 2016.
The OSI plants in the US are located in Geneva, South Side Chicago, West Jordan, West Chicago, Riverside, Fort Atkinson, Utah, Wisconsin, California, Iowa, and Oakland. OSI produces a lot of private label brand foods and co-packing big brand name products for its many different retail and foodservice customers. OSI Group is located in the Asia- Pacific, North America, Eastern, and Western Europe. OSI Group has over 65 facilities in 17 nations all over the world. Some of the products for OSI include Poultry, meat patties, dough products, hot dogs, bacon, vegetables, pork, pizza, and fish. OSI Group has been a recipient of numerous awards including awards for environmental management and administration of safety and health risks.
OSI Group has more than 20,000 employees. It has gained popularity all over the world as a company that offers quality food solutions. OSI Group started from a small retail business. It has grown over the years to become a big empire providing a broad range of food products. OSI Group recruits employees from all over the world where they have their locations.