OSI Group- From A Humble Beginning To Glory

OSI Group is one of the leading food producers in the world, with over 20,000 employees in 65 branches across 17 countries in the world. While many people would love to bask in the glory of its successes, few would understand the passion and dedication of humble beginnings.

OSI Group’s history begins with a German immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky, who relocated to Chicago Illinois. In 1909, only two years after migrating, Mr. Kolschowsky opened a butchery and meat market in Oak Park, just west of Chicago. The business operated within the confines of the community. He was dedicated to his business and, after a decade, shortly after the First World War, Mr. Kolschowsky expanded to wholesale. He also moved his operations to Maywood, a suburb in Chicago.

In 1928, the business rebranded to Otto & Sons, much like other family businesses within the area. Despite being small, Otto & Sons was a vital part of the American community and also led to the birth of the OSI Group. After the war, there was a rapid economic expansion, necessitating invention and shrewdness. In light of the newly created demand, an alliance was born between two family businesses.

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Ray Kroc, opened a McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1955. At the time, Mr. Kroc was still operating as a franchise agent for Richard and Maurice McDonald. The newly opened restaurant was the first step in expanding McDonald’s through the franchise model that was taking root at the time. Kroc had agreed with Otto Kolschowsky to allow Otto & Sons to be the supplier of fresh ground beef to McDonald’s.

A few years later, Kroc bought out the founders to become the CEO of the modern McDonald franchise. The growth of his restaurant fueled the expansion of Otto& Sons. Over the next two decades, the transition from Otto & Sons to OSI group was unavoidable. Kroc aspired to have a consistent product for his clients, and with that, Otto & Sons established a plant in 1973, solely dedicated to McDonald’s.

In 1975, the business rebranded to OSI Industries, and also changed leadership, with Sheldon Lavin asked to join as a partner. The growth of the company since its establishment continues to be an inspiration for many entrepreneurs worldwide.

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OSI Food Solutions expands its food plant

The expansion of OSI Food Solutions food plant in Toledo, Spain is one of the many initiatives that the company is taking to increase productivity. The company has added 22,600 square feet to its plant. The main reason why the expansion was undertaken was to increase the total production of chicken products. After the expansion of the plant, production now stands at 24,000 tons of chicken products every year. This quality is double the amount which it was producing before the expansion. The high production that company has introduced is going to meet the demand for food products that is coming from this region.

In the past one decade, there has been an increase in the number of people who are consuming chicken products. The growth has been at six percent every year, but now the demand has increased to eight percent in recent years. This increase has shoved OSI Food Solutions into action. The company wants to meet the high demand for its food products that is coming from the people, and that is why they have expanded this plant.

OSI Food Solutions is now a top company in the world. It is ranked as one of the top businesses in the country and a top producer of food products. The company has a key role of making the industry better than it was before. After the expansion of the plant, production is expected to go all the way up to 45,000 tons of food products from this facility. OSI is known for its commitments to food production, and that is why they are winning the hearts of many consumers in different parts of the globe. Since the company was introduced, there has been a lot of changes that have taken place in the food industry.

The expansion of the Toledo plant will allow OSI Food Solutions to get a tighter grip on the European market. We are now looking at a possibility of this company becoming the biggest in the region. With the expansion, the company will increase its food products portfolio and bring in more customers.

OSI received the Globe of Honour award in 2016 for its commitment to safety and health standards. The British Safety Council gave the award as part of its effort to promote compliance with standard practices. OSI has always been compliant with the law and never has it been at logger heads with any organization.