OSI Group has been named one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes in recognition of its efforts to increase its presence across the world. The company started over a century ago in 1909 and it was guided throughout multiple growth phases by Otto Kolschowsky before his sons joined in. Starting as a neighborhood butcher in Chicago, Kolschowsky worked on the company to grow into a wholesale business in Maywood. Started as a family business, the company used the approach to get into an alliance with McDonalds’ Ray Roc marking the beginning of OSI Group McDonalds business relationship.
After lengthy discussions, Otto Kolschowsky and Ray Roc agreed the then called Otto & Sons to collaborate with McDonalds restaurants. In this case, Otto & Sons supplied meat products to ever-growing McDonalds restaurants. Otto & Sons was renamed into OSI Group in 1975 after a decision was made to increase efforts of taking the company global. As a result of various expansion efforts, OSI Group McDonalds thrived to expand into new regions. Technological breakthroughs strengthened the OSI Group McDonald relationship further.
Today, OSI records annual sales of $6.1 billion, earning it a position in Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies 2018. The success of the company can be attributed partly to its partnerships and franchising strategies that made it possible for it to expand into China, Austria, Mexico and more than 10 other countries. It now boasts more than 70 facilities which produces quality diversified food products. OSI Group McDonalds combined efforts to extend their operations to Germany.
As a testament to the company’s success, OSI Food Solutions UK was awarded 2016 Globe of Honor by the British Safety Council, a recognition for the OSI Group’s affiliate’s environmental efforts. This came at a time sustainable growth strategies put in place by the company’s corporate leadership team led by Sheldon Lavin were starting to bear fruits. OSI Group McDonalds are deeply concerned about how their operations are affecting the environment and as a result, they are incorporating environmental-friendly practices in their operations. That was determined as one of the many pillars that will propel the companies forward. Besides sustainable growth strategies, OSI Group also leverages acquisitions of food processing leaders to expand and diversify its product portfolio. Among its most recent acquisitions include purchasing a controlling stake at Baho Foods, acquisition of Tyson Foods plant in Chicago as well as acquisition of UK-based Flagship Europe.
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