OSI is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Starting off as a partnership between two families selling meat to a just one town in 1917, OSI industries now have business literally in every continent in the world and even more countries. Over the years, the company has dedicated itself to providing its clientele with quality food products and coming up with incredible food solutions in the food industry. Their mission also includes ensuring the world eats healthier hence their impressive product range of value added foods.
OSI industries has a commendable dedication to quality. They pride themselves in the quality of their food. For this reason, regardless of which part of the world they set up in, their quality will always be the same. The meat you buy from them in China is of the same quality as the meat you buy from them in New York. This dedication to quality saw them receive the Glob of Honour by the British council and be one of America’s top 100 food companies.
It’s not just their quality that makes them a people’s favourite wherever they go, it’s their incredible ability to cater to the local’s needs. In his speech, David McDonald the president of ISO industries, said that they have been able to connect with the locals and cater to their needs by setting up a management that is sensitive to the culture and needs of the locals. In most cases, they ensure the management and the stuff is made up of locals. This way, they are able to provide jobs for countless people and take care of the unique culture and taste of the locals.
Through its growth in and expansion to the countries it has set up in, OSI has contributed greatly to economies. In growing itself as a company, it has managed to give back more to the society and provide jobs for millions. As a result of this, every country they have been to has grown economically. Even though you cannot credit the growth solely to OSI industries, you will agree that they have contributed greatly to that growth.
Someone once said that to change the world, you have to start with yourself. The same principle is applicable to growth. To grow the world, you need to start with yourself. OSI has grasped this concept; they are growing and expanding themselves knowing that this is the way to see the world grow.
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OSI Group is a mainstay in the world of food manufacturing. The company has grown tremendously since it days as a family-owned business in the Chicago area. Recent acquisitions of Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group show that the OSI shows no signs of slowing down. It is designed to evolve and grow to adjust to the market. The new additions strengthen OSI Group’s presence in the European region. Baho Foods has been in business for 60 years and has a very strong niche in its area. Flagship Food Group is a company that has made acquisitions of its own throughout Europe.
Tyson Foods was acquired by OSI Group for 7.4 million dollars. Tyson Foods is a Chicago area company that was in jeopardy of going out of business. Had Tyson Foods closed its doors it would have cost nearly 500 people their jobs. OSI Group was able to complete the purchase and prevent hundreds of people from scrambling towards unemployment.
OSI Group has expanded at a healthy rate through out its existence by bringing in a diverse workforce and taking on the challenges of the industry. It has plants operating in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. There is a solid recruiting platform in place to acquire talent. OSI has recruiting bases in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific, Poland and Germany. The company is proud of the fact that they are able to build a workforce that is suited for running an international in enterprise. There is very little turnover at OSI Group because people join the company to spend their careers there.
OSI Group began as a meat market in the early 1900s. Otto Kolschowsky was a German immigrant who founded the small business. He ran it as a family organization with his sons. Otto appropriately named the company Otto and Sons. They began to conduct business throughout the Chicago area. By the 1950s Otto Kolschowsky’s Sons were running the company. They began a working relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation. Otto and Sons brought many innovations to the forefront of meat manufacturing that made them stand out as a distributor.
Otto and Sons developed a state-of-the-art food processing facility in order to accommodate the contract with the McDonald’s Corporation. The facility included new tools that changed the industry such as cryogenic freezing chambers and the meat patty cutting machine. Otto and Sons grew with the McDonald’s Corporation and became involved in world wide investments. Shortly after the company changed its name to OSI Group.
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