OSI Food Solutions: From a Neighborhood Meat Market to One of America’s Top 100 Companies

As worldwide demand for meat increases, many meat companies are working diligently to keep up with global demand. However, the most successful of companies are working not only to meat that global demand, but are working hard to get out in front of the demand. These companies are predicting desire and working to be in place to meet that demand before it even rises.

OSI Food Solutions is the leader in expansion to meet pre-emptive demand. The company has positioned itself to be ready to supply the volume of meat that people are wanting, both at the moment and in the future. OSI Food Solutions is a worldwide leader in the provision of the finest quality of meats. Among its many offerings are beef, steaks, pork, poultry products and sausages.

The company is a legend in the industry of meat processing and production. It was founded in 1909 by a German immigrant who has a passion for meat. His goal was very admirable. He wanted his family and his neighborhood to have access to the best quality of meat on the market. At the time there were not many options for buying meat, so he founded the neighborhood meat market that became OSI Food Solutions.

Today that little neighborhood meat market has grown into the largest privately-owned purveyor of quality meat products. It is also ranked as number 58 on Forbes’ list of top privately-held companies in the United States. The company has more than 20,000 employees throughout the world and has 65 facilities in 17 countries. It is a true global entity and continues to grow rapidly on an annual basis.

Part of the success of OSI Food Solutions is the company’s strategic growth plan. The company is known for being incredibly focused on how it manages its growth strategy. For example, OSI Group has already established a facility in Toledo, Spain. However, after studying market trends and realizing that there was a specific market demand growth for poultry products, they made the strategic decision to expand offerings in its production of poultry products. So, OSI Group decided that they would invest $17 million dollars to build a high-capacity production line. The company knew that this investment would be recouped as the demand continues to rise. Thanks to the high-capacity production line, OSI Group can now produce double the amount of chicken products. The production went from 12,000 tons annually to 24,000 tons.

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The Beefy Growth of OSI Group

The story of the food company OSI group is truly a classic American story. Immigrants come from another country, settle down in the US, then go on to create a highly successful company. In OSI’s case, the company was founded by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 at Oak Park, Illinois. The first store was a simple family owned meat store that served the residents in the area. In its early years it was named Otto&Sons, and soon the company opened more stores and gained the reputation of selling good quality meat products.

The big break came in the mid-1950’s when the company was chosen to be one of the beef providers for a little-known company at that time, known as McDonald’s. And the rest, as they say, is history. Otto and Sons changed their name to OSI and the small company from Illinois grew its fortunes along with McDonald’s. Not satisfied with just being a meat supplier, the company also went into the meat processing business, becoming the giant it is today. It also purchased other meat producing companies such as a Tysons food plant near Chicago last year. This was a boon for the employees working at Tyson’s because the plant was slated to close down.

OSI Industries is a company that takes cleanliness and hygiene in all aspects of its business very seriously. This attitude paid off recently when it won the Globe of Honor from the British Safety Council. This award is only given to companies that follow strict standards of safety, hygiene, and environmental standards. Today, OSI is growing from strength to strength as it makes its presence known internationally. The company employs approximately 20,000 people. Despite this, they have not lost the touch when it comes to dealing with smaller businesses and giving them tailor made solutions.

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