OSI Industries, LLC: The Phenomenal Meat Products Company

December 4th, 2017

OSI Group was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky a German who had moved to Illinois two years earlier. It has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. It has 60 facilities in 16 different parts of the world. The brand grew into Otto & Sons in 1928 and later changed to OSI in 1975. OSI current chairman and CEO is Sheldon Lavin, and the President is David Mc Donald. They have 100,000 employees in their facilities.

OSI deals with the distribution of value-added protein items and other food products. Its products include beef patties, hot dogs, bacon, sausages and chicken nuggets. It not only provides beef, pork, and poultry products but also offers food processors services. These services include; contract manufacturing, packaging and supply chain management.

OSI Group has had a long-standing relationship with the McDonald’s fast food outlet. They have been supplying beef patties for McDonald’s since 1955 and are currently still their largest distributors of beef patties. They are also among the most significant suppliers for the American food market.

OSI Industries, LLC was ranked at the 58th position in July 2016 by Forbes among the largest private companies. In 2016, OSI Food Solutions UK division was awarded the Globe of Honour Awards. This award is from the British Safety Council. They give this award to organizations who lead in the management of environmental. The companies awarded this prize have to meet a 5-star requirement to be nominated in this category and also impress an independent jury in their environmental management of risks. OSI had also been given this same award in 2013 and 2015.

Recently, OSI Industries, LLC bought a facility owned by Tyson Foods. This facility covers 200,000 square feet. This is in a bid to meet the demands of their growing clientele. This facility will go a long way in supporting the growth of their business.

Flagship Europe of Flagship Food Group was acquired by OSI. Flagship deals with supplying frozen poultry, sous vide products and pies. Their list of produce also includes sauces and dressings. An acquisition is more beneficial for both parties involved because their resources are now doubled by the coming together. They also gain a broader market by clientele increase. They are also better placed for new opportunities.

OSI is also continually looking for individuals starting out their careers in the food industry or those in search of a rapidly growing company. It focuses on such individuals and the growth of their talents.

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