OSI Group was founded in 1909. It is a private-owned American company holding meat processors. All too often, this company serves the retail food industries. Like any other company in the industry, OSI Industries has its central office in Aurora, Illinois.
The History of Foundation
Two years after his arrival in the United States of America, Mr. Otto Kolschowsky opened a family-based meat processing company in Oak Park. After serving the market for about eight years, he expanded the meat processing company into a wholesale supplier. After that, he relocated the company to Chicago. In 1928, the company changed its name to Otto & Sons. Under Otto’s leadership, the company established a stellar rapport as the major supplier of meat-based products in the location. Not only did it supply meat but the meat was of high-quality as well.
OSI Group is born
In 1995, McDonald’s, then serving an emerging start-up coupled with grand aspirations, launched its first branch in Des Plaines. Surprisingly, Otto was chosen to be the primary supplier of beef patties. Ray Kroc finalized the deal. From that point, the duo formed a tight business relationship over the years. OSI Group became the major supplier of meat-based products in restaurants. Furthermore, the company ventured into expanding its service scope across different localities. OSI Group has been expanding its operations since then.
The Spain Acquisition
Just recently, OSI Spain, an affiliate of OSI Group announced the addition to a high-capacity production line to the existing plant in Toledo, Spain. It is projected that the new plant is worth £17 million. First announced this year, 2018, the new acquisition is an additional production facility to OSI Group’s original capacity. Until now, the new plant has processed about 24,000 tons of chicken from the 12,000 tons that OSI Group used to produce before the acquisition.
In 2016, OS Group acquired Baho Foods. The Dutch facility specializes in the manufacturer of deli meats, snacks, and convenience foods. Although the financial terms of the contract were withheld, it is evident that OSI Group ventured into a new, beneficial business.
On the new acquisition, Mr. David McDonald said that the company’s portfolio of products complements what OSI Group manufactured.
OSI Group operates its plants across America. Some of the plants are located in Geneva, Chicago, Oakland, Iowa, Fort Atkinson and Riverside in California. The company specializes in the production of private label branded foods coupled with co-packs from major brand names.