OSI GROUP IMPACT ON FOOD INDUSTRY

OSI group is an international supplier or provider of quality food products and solutions to food issues of the world. The company’s headquarters are based in Aurora, Illinois. OSI group has been known for years to offer beyond compare resources and reach. Being a privately owned holding company, this has highly contributed to its popularity, having more than 65 facilities in 17 countries. The group has created over 20000 employments in all these countries up to date. Some of the jobs it offers include Accounting clerk, Quality Assurance manager, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Benefits assistant and many more. It works on a mission to ensure that customers receive a quality experience in terms of products throughout the world. Because of this reason, worlds’ top food companies enjoy working hand in hand with OSI to sell their products.

The group’s origin can be tracked to 1909. It was founded by Otto Kolschowskey, a German immigrant, who started a meat supplier company in Illinois. The group was initially referred to as Otto and Son. The meat supplier company became very successful and Kolschowskey decided to expand into a wholesale meat trade. This forced him to relocate to a larger space in Maywood in 1917. From here, Otto and sons gained a local popularity and reputation for offering best quality meat in the area.

It is believed that Otto and Sons got their breakthrough in 1955. This was when McDonald’s started up their first store in Illinois and gave OSI group a contract to be their main meat supplier. McDonald’s and the OSI group had a healthy business relationship attributed to the fact that Kolschowskey and Ray Croc, the founder of McDonald’s, had a good personal relationship. The contract by McDonald’s changed the OSI group positively on a financial basis. Ever since then, the group has worked towards bringing diversity to the food industry making grow to the group or company that is known today.

As one of the countries that OSI has extended to, China‘s economy has grown with the involvement of the group. OSI has also recently launched and announced plans for seven new processing and production facilities around the world. Some of the products supplied by OSI include poultry, pork, fish, beef, pizza and vegetable products just to mention but a few. By winning several awards such as The 2016 Globe of Honor award, it is quite evident that OSI group has really changed the face of food industry in the world.

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