OSI Group is a well-known name in the food industry. It started with a humble beginning to become one of the world’s greatest retail and food service industries.
OSI Industries has shown a tremendous growth rate and still has a promising future of growth. Otto Kolchowsky is a German-immigrant behind the food company. He started as an owner of a butcher shop. Ten years later, he had expanded to open up a commercial enterprise to sell meat to the community. With time the business was renamed, Otto and Sons.
Otto and Sons first landed their primary customer, McDonald’s to supply meat to the restaurant. After a while, Kroc became the sole owner of McDonald’s and signed a deal that made Otto and Sons their sole meat supplier. A plant dedicated by Otto and Sons to McDonald’s restaurant was built in 1973.
The birth of OSI Group finally fell into place in 1975 when it rebranded from Otto and Sons to OSI Group. The action signified that the family meat business had transited to a manufacturing company.
Sheldon Lavin, an experienced investor in the banking sector, was appointed the chairman and chief executive officer of OSI group in 1980. With his able leadership, OSI Group has grown to be one of the most significant business ventures based in the United States. Sherry DeMeulenaere currently serves as the company’s chief financial officer. Other joint ventures are with United Kingdom’s Pickstock and Germany’s superstore chain EDEKA.
OSI Industries has partnered up with K&K foods a Taiwan based company to signify the onset of OSI Asia-Pacific. The Company has also partnered with Nation Pizza and Foods. In the early 2000s, OSI Industries delved into the poultry line of business when the company acquired ownership of Amick Farms.
OSI Industries has expanded to India, Australia, and Japan. The company is customer oriented. It strives to provide excellent quality products and the best customer care service. Their well-known products include meat products, poultry products, fish and vegetable products.