Did You Know That OSI Group Offers Food Solutions Globally?

For more than 100 years, OSI Group has been on the forefront of providing a world of food solutions to its customers. Truly the company is a world of food innovation and solutions. It is an incredible achievement of this group to have more than 20,000 employees and over 65 processing facilities in over 17 countries in its first century. It has turned out to be an example of how and what a modern and globalized company ought to be in the 21st century.

OSI Group dates back to 1909 when a German immigrant started to a butcher shop in Oak Park in Chicago. Otto Kolschowsky opened the small retail butchery to serve his community; this was after only two years of arriving in Chicago. By the end of the First World War, that’s was after a decade in operation, the retail shop became a wholesale and expanded a branch to Maywood. After another decade, the expansion of the business was enormous and was branded Otto & Sons by 1928. By the end of 2nd World War, the business had penetrated into the American community and it had become a well-established business.

By this time the market was growing rapidly and Arthur and Harry, sons of Otto entered into an agreement with Ray Kroc who was an agent of a couple that had opened a restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. The sons were to supply fresh meat to Ray Kroc who was running the restaurant. Later Kroc bought the McDonald restaurant and became the CEO. The more the McDonald grew, the more the OSI Group developed. McDonald was mainly dealing with hamburgers.

In 1973, there was an establishment of a facility in West Chicago by Otto & Sons that catered only for the McDonald which had now grown to be a global supplier. In 1975, the company was rebranded OSI Industries and due to the growth, the leadership changed from the family and was laid upon Sheldon Lavin who became a partner and an investment custodian in the company. As McDonald went international, OSI followed them closely by establishing joint businesses in Germany and Spain. This made Lavin become the Chairman and CEO of OSI industries.

OSI Group has become one of the leading and largest private food companies in the US. It has acquired various companies like Flagship Europe which is known as Creative Foods Europe, Baho Food, and Tyson Foods. It has entered into joint ventures with Select Ready Foods, JC Comsa in China, K&K Foods and GenOSI among others.

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OSI Group Owns a New Food Processing Facility

OSI Group now has a new food processing facility in Chicago, Illinois. They purchased a former Tyson Foods processing facility and storage warehouse that they intend to help the company continue to grow. The company is one of the biggest food processing companies in the food industry. They have food processing plants in Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Utah, and Iowa. The company is also a well-respected food processing company within the food industry. They have a lot of experience delivering high-quality food processing services to their customers.

The company strives to make a working environment for their employees that is challenging and that is rewarding. They want their employees to be workers who are interested in the food industry and they want their employees to be workers who want to help OSI Group continue to be a company that delivers high-quality food processing services to their customers. When the Tyson Foods plant that OSI Group purchased closed, many workers lost their jobs. OSI Group has hired many of the workers who lost their jobs to work with their company.

Many different kinds of food products are processed at OSI Group food processing facilities. The company processes pork products, beef products, poultry products, fruit products, and vegetable products. They also process pizza products and snack products. Some of the food products that the company processes and delivers to their customers include burgers, beefsteak, meatballs, meatloaf, cooked sausage links and cooked sausage patties, roasted pork, bacon bits, and bacon strips. The company also has experience processing turkey products, poultry strips and nuggets, poultry patties, breaded poultry, hot dogs, pepperoni, and flavored sausages. Some of the pizza products that the company processes include pizza, crusts, breads, fresh dough, and cookies. The company also processes vegetables such as lettuce, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and corn.

The new food processing facility in Chicago that OSI Group has recently purchased has helped increase the size of their company. The company intends the new facility to help the company continue to provide high-quality food processing services to the food companies that they work with.

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OSI Meets the Increase in Chicken Demand Worldwide

Food trends are always evolving and takes change over time and it is chicken that is currently in the most demand. Recently surveyed as the preferred choice, chicken has overtaken beef as the most popular protein source and consumers around the world are increasing their demand for chicken products. An increased number of restaurants are creating new menu items to take advantage of the chicken trend by exploring new tastes, cuts, and spice options, and relying on the OSI Group, one of America’s leading food processing corporations for their chicken processing needs.

While known primarily for beef products and hamburgers, the OSI Group has prepared well for the increase in chicken’s popularity and is now one the dominating suppliers. By acquiring a former Tyson chicken processing facility in Chicago, the OSI group gained enough added capacity to double its chicken processing within the United States. In addition to the Chicago investment, OSI Group made a significant investment in its OSI Spain’s processing facility. Looking to increase production, the facility received an upgrade and a has high-capacity processing line to their Toledo, Spain operation, doubling the processing of chicken in Spain as well.

Alongside the investments made to increase its processing capacity, OSI Group has tasked its culinary experts to increase the variety of chicken products. Nuggets, strips, and patties, either breaded or battered are available and, through the Sous Vide processing, pulled chicken is an option. Along with the enhanced chicken options, sandwich and produce and baked goods are available to complement the chicken.

With this expansion and enhanced menu items, OSI group is well situated to take advantage of the increased demand for chicken products and has again demonstrated how nimble its operations are. Its presence in over 17 countries has allowed the OSI group to meet the area’s demand and respond to the local tastes of the communities and prepare for the next food trend.

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