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OSI Group Is A World Leader In Food Processing Because It Never Stops Aspiring To Grow:

American meat processing and food service industry supply company OSI Group is not only one of the top 100 food companies in the United States, but one of the top food companies in the world. The OSI Group story began with Otto Kolschowsky in 1909. He opened a family operated meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. He called his company Otto & Sons and the family business continued on slowly building up its base and expanding. In 1955, the sons of Otto Kolschowsky made a business deal that would transform the success level of Otto & Sons. What is reported to have been a handshake sealed deal with McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc helped to land Otto & Sons the contract to supply meat to McDonald’s. This was the first major expansion of many. In the 1970s the company rebranded as OSI Group and led by revolutionary leader Sheldon Lavin, embarked on a campaign of expansion that continues to date. Expansion throughout North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere followed and led to OSI’s current position as a global leader in food processing for the food service industry. OSI Group now operates in 17 countries across the globe and runs 80 facilities. OSI’s commitment to becoming the global leader in its industry through expansion continues today.

Major Acquisition Close to Home:

The former Tyson food processing plant in Chicago Illinois is the newest OSI Group facility. This is the second Chicago area facility for the Aurora, Illinois based OSI. The expectation is that food processing production in the Chicago region will double, thus greatly increasing OSI’s ability to continue to deliver its trademark, world-class customer service.

Major European Acquisitions:

European food processing companies Baho Food and Flagship Europe are now members of the OSI Group family of businesses. Adding these two amazing operations greatly expands OSI’s share in this critical market. OSI Group President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald had a close hand in these acquisitions and believes they add great value to the OSI portfolio as well as being well in line with OSI’s current processing strengths. He believes that this move in Europe will not only please current clients but also will bring many new clients to OSI Group.

OSI Is Not Just Renowned for Customer Service, It Is Also Renowned for Being Environmentally Conscious:
2016 has seen OSI Group honored with the British Safety Council’s prestigious award the Globe of Honour. The award is annually presented to organizations who go above and beyond in the area of environmental management. It is yet another impressive feather in OSI Group’s cap.

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