OSI Industries is a privately owned organization that started from humble beginnings. It began in the early 1900s as a meat market. A German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky founded the small business and began to establish himself as a solid businessman around the Chicago area. He called his meat market Otto and Sons. Over the years Otto developed a network of clientele that set his operation apart from other meat manufacturers. By the 1950s Otto Kolschowsky had turned over the business to his children. They were continuing the legacy of excellent service when the company was discovered by McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc. Ray Kroc was looking for a meat manufacturer in the Illinois area and chose Otto and Sons to support his business. Before long the relationship between the two organizations grew into an international success.
Otto and Sons introduced several innovations to meat manufacturing that set them apart. McDonald’s had hundreds of other service providers. Yet Otto and Sons stood with their creative business practices. Members of the McDonald’s organization decided that they wanted them to be in charge of their meat service operation. The Kolschowsky family introduced technology such as the meat patty cutting machine and cryogenic freezing chambers. Otto and Sons built a factory that was completely dedicated to cryogenic freezing tunnels and patty’s ready-made for the McDonald’s operation. The company eventually became known as OSI Industries and was designated the exclusive supplier of meat to the McDonald’s organization.
OSI Industries is now a worldwide organization. There are 65 factories operating in 17 different countries. The United States plants include Oakland, Riverside, California, Utah, Wisconsin and Chicago. There are also operations conducted in regions of Asia and Europe.
OSI Industries business practices reflects its hiring methods. Leaders at the company are proud to display a diverse employee base that includes representatives from all regions of the globe. Hiring centers are based in the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, Poland, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas. OSI believes that sustaining an environment of creativity and positive thinking is the way to expand its reach throughout the industry.
OSI continues to expand its reach within the food manufacturing industry. It has a client base that has grown beyond McDonald’s. Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and Subway all receive the services from OSI Industries. The company specializes in pizza, ground beef, poultry, bacon and vegetable products.
OSI Group Info: www.foodprocessing.com/top100/profiles/osigroup/