OSI Group has a long-standing reputation in the food manufacturing industry. The company has continued to grow and push its reach throughout different areas of the industry. It has looked to strengthen its position in different regions such as Europe and the Asia Pacific. OSI has also made acquisitions to increase its influence over the local American market.
Tyson Foods was a popular acquisition by OSI. Tyson Foods is a local area manufacturer that operates in Chicago. The company was threatening to close when OSI stepped in and made the purchase for 7.4 million dollars. The merger between OSI and Tyson Foods saved nearly 500 jobs at the Tyson Foods plants. Many of the employees at the old factory were offered lateral positions at OSI Group.
OSI Group believes that growth and expansion is a way to reach out to different areas of the world and bring diversity into the organization. The company has operating facilities throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe as well. There are over 20,000 employees currently working for OSI that bring different talents to the table. OSI works to recruit diversity into its organization so that it has an employee staff that can cater to its unique clientele. There are recruiting headquarters for employment in places such as the United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Poland and the Asia-Pacific. Leaders at OSI pride themselves on obtaining the highest quality of talent and notes the fact that there is very little turnover among the OSI team.
OSI Group is a major worldwide organization that began as a local family business in the early 1900s. Otto Kolschowsky was a German immigrant who founded the company as a meat market and ran it with his sons for many years. The company continued to grow and eventually attracted the attention the thriving McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950’s.
McDonald’s was looking to expand into the Illinois region and needed a trusted meat supplier. Otto and Sons were tasked with the job. Over the years Otto and Sons grew with the McDonald’s Corporation. It eventually became the sole supplier of meat to McDonalds.
By the 1960’s the original founders of Otto and Sons had sold its interest in the company and gone on into retirement. The organization then became known as OSI Group. OSI has several working relationships with other major food organizations such as Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Subway and Starbucks.