OSI Industries Leading the Food Industry

OSI Industries is a leading food processing company that was founded by Otto Kolschowsky in190. It was established in Chicago, as a small butcher shop under the name Otto $ Sons. Today, the small butcher has grown to a large company with more than 65 branches and partners worldwide under the leadership of its CEO Sheldon Lavin.

OSI group early stage growth occurred in 1955 when Otto &Sons was made the primary supplier of hamburger to McDonald’s. The company established a particular branch for supplies to McDonald’s in 1973. In the late 1970s, Lavin Sheldon partnered with the two sons of Otto. Lavin brought greater achievements than before. In 1975 the brand was changed to OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin became the full owner when one brother sold his interest, and the other retired.

OSI Group extended to Taiwan, Germany, Brazil, Spain, and Austria in the 1980s. Later in the 1990s, it grew into China, Poland, Mexico, and in the Philippines. OSI Group expanded its poultry operations on other different continents. In 2002 OSI Group entered the fresh produce market through a China acquisition. Also, it entered the beef industry through an acquisition in Australia.

OSI got an interest in a poultry company in the USA in 2006 to match up with the growing demands. The business expanded in 2010 to Japan establishing a beef production company. Before late 2015, OSI Group expanded to Canada, India and in other parts of USA. OSI partnered with organizations in 2014 such as Select Ready Foods allowing OSI extended its meat products in Canada and Pickstock in U.K permitting it to supply beef throughout Europe among others. Also, it formed a joint venture with EDEKA, a leading supermarket in Germany that benefited OSI sales.

Moreover, OSI Industries purchased an existing 200,000 square foot Tyson production plant in Chicago in 2016. The facility was convenient as it was near to the company’s main facilities. In 2016, Baho Food supplied OSI Group with food products. Baho operates in Netherlands and Germany mainly. Baho gave OSI a notable broader presence in Europe. OSI Industries headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company works hard to provide all clients with quality food services.

OSI Group info: www.thecaterer.com/articles/493412/osi-group-acquires-flagship-europe