OSI Group began as a small neighborhood meat market named Otto & Sons. Its founder, Otto Kolschowsky a German immigrant, earned his respect locally as being a supplier of top notch meats. In 1955 Otto made the smart move of becoming a supplier of ground beef patties to the then new McDonald’s Restaurant founded by Ray Kroc. Then in the early seventies, Otto Kolschowsky opened a high volume meat processing facility to produce meat patties and, it even utilized liquid nitrogen to quicken the freezing process. During this time the name was changed to OSI Industries which is also known as OSI Food Solutions. Then in the nineties OSI Food Solutions expanded into the global market by partnering with other food processors.
This gave them the ability to extend value to their customers while not forfeiting the high quality. OSI Group has continued to expand according to the marketplace and its customer’s needs. This is why it continues to be a global leader in the food industry and has managed to stay one step ahead of the rest. The company also takes pride in hiring management and employees that are native to the location of the facility. This practice ensures trust, increased sales, efficiency and increased productivity. It also helps to increase the local economy as they add more products and jobs to better acclimate to their customer’s needs.
OSI Food Solutions doesn’t just market products to sell to their customers; they take the time to custom make products specifically for their customer’s needs. This is why OSI Food Solutions is ahead of the others in the global food industry. With over 20,000 employees in over 17 countries, OSI Food Solutions has stayed humbled to its roots by keeping the headquarters in the state of Illinois where it was founded. Chronicle Week (2018). OSI Group’s Reach Extends to More Than 65 Facilities Around the Globe.