For food processing firm like OSI, creating a long-lasting legacy that includes many domestic and foreign stakeholders and clients has helped propel OSI into a best-in-class category of the years.
This international food company has received recognition with awards like the UK’s Globe of Honor that was given by the British Safety Council to OSI in 2016 and the California Green Business Award that OSI Group also received in the same year. OSI has won awards based on their impressive corporate efforts regarding sustainability, and their consciousness towards environmental impacts of modern food manufacturing and production.
As the CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has worked with OSI since 1970, when OSI Group was called Otto & Sons. Otto & Sons was a small meat business that was created in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. Kolschowsky’s company didn’t receive the name, Otto & Sons until 1928. The first location for Otto’s meat company was in Oak Park, Illinois, which was located west of Chicago. What was once called Otto & Sons is today known as OSI Group, a billion-dollar international corporation. Otto & Sons changed its name in 1975 to OSI Industries, but today, OSI owns subsidiaries that manage food-based operations in approximately 17 countries. OSI and its subsidiaries also operate 60 additional facilities and about 20 thousand employees worldwide. OSI calls Aurora, Illinois, headquarters. And as noted by Forbes, OSI Group is ranked 58th in the private company category for U.S. businesses.
For an international food company like OSI, building long-lasting business partnerships over a century’s time has given the food company tremendous credibility as an ethical, food producer and manufacturer that cares about the environment and is willing to adapt to change. For OSI, having a long-term relationship with McDonald’s, a famous American hamburger chain when Ray Kroc decided to choose one of four meat patty producers when McDonald’s decided to tweak its supply chain.
Due to Otto & Sons close, and historical ties with Ray Kroc and McDonald’s this German meat company was chosen along with three others over a hundred other nationwide meat suppliers. This deal with McDonald’s helped secure OSI’s prominence as a trusted and efficient meat processor.
Because of McDonald’s continued growth over the years, and Otto & Son’s business symbiosis with them, Otto & Sons opened more meat processing plants and facilities as they focused their expansion in 2016 to Europe and other countries.
Contact OSI Group: www.crunchbase.com/organization/osi-group