OSI Industries is food processing company based in Aurora, Illinois, U.S. .it was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky and has over 20,000 employees worldwide. The company has an unwavering dedication to customer service. This has made it the worlds leading premier global food provider. Its clients trust the OSI Industries to deliver the best food solutions for product development and processing needs. These solutions offer quality, quantity and modern processes as it reduces costs. The company has Sheldon Lavin as their CEO and Chairperson and David McDonald as its president.
The OSI Industries started as a joined venture with McDonald’s fast foods. It was first named Otto & Sons company. Ray Krock; the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant had a handshake with Otto’s sons- Arthur and Harry – to be the first franchise supplier of ground beef. This made Otto $ Sons the priority of McDonald’s. Otto & Sons got the pressure of producing consistent, affordable and consumable products that could be carried for a long distance and stay fresh for a longer period. As McDonald’s grew, Otto & Sons did too. The company later changed its name to OSI Industries and became the largest companies in the U.S. It was ranked #58 in 2016’s Forbes magazine list of firms with over $6.1 billion in sales.
The company has outlets in many countries like Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Mexico among others. It partnered with Nation Pizza and Foods and had other clients apart from McDonald’s. These are; Papa John’s, Burger King, Starbucks, Yum, Subway among others. In the 1990s, the OSI Industries expanded to Australia, China, and India. For the past decade, the company has continued to supply products like sausages, pizza, hamburger patties among others.
It has partnered with JC Comsa; a Japanese company dealing with dough products, it also has opened a poultry products line in Weihai, China. The company has also focused on Europe. It has opened a beef production company in Ostroda, Poland. Another joined venture was created with Pickstock and Germany in the U.K. OSI has also acquired companies like Basho foods, Tyson Foods, and several others.
The company has focused on sustainability in food products. It uses new technology in food safety and production. As it partners with clients, the company aims at developing new and best products that ensure good consumer feedback. The OSI Industries has won many awards due to their environmental protection policies. Some other awards are; California Green Business awards, Globe of Honor, Environmental Recognition Award among others.