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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