OSI Industries Continues To Grow Internationally

The privately-owned meat processing company OSI Industries is currently ranked on the Forbes List as one of the most profitable and successful private companies globally.

OSI Industries was founded in Oakwood, IL in 1909 by German immigrant Otto Kolschowski. By 1917, he was able to expand his company and move his company to Maywood. By 1928, the company became known as Otto and Sons. Over several year, Otto and Sons earned the reputation as one of the best established meat companies in the state.

As Otto and Sons continued to grow, they were able to secure a deal that had a direct impact on the company’s future. As it turns out, future McDonald’s restaurants owner Ray Krok launched his own family-style restaurant in Des Plaines, IL. He would need a meat provider for his business and entered a hand-shake deal with Otto and Sons. Find out more about of OSI at Craft

Otto and Sons son became the sole provider of meat products for all Midwest McDonalds restaurants. As McDonalds grew, so did the fortunes of OSI Group.

By the late 1960s, OSI Industries was on the cutting edge of new manufacturing technology. The company developed the revolutionary cryogenic freezing, which freezes meat with nitrogen. The company was also looking into expanding internationally.

In the early 1970s, financial banker Sheldon Lavin was hired by the Kolschowski brothers to oversee the international financing. So impressed with his work, the brothers offered him partnership. Lavin initially turned it down, but after the brothers were set to retire, he reconsidered.

Lavin was brought on board and bought out the brothers’ controlling interest. Under Lavin’s leadership, OSI Industries expanded into a number of international territories. The company now has 20,000 employees in 17 countries.

They have acquired a number of companies over the years including Baho Foods and Moy Park.

Today, the company has a net worth of $6.1 billion.

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OSI Food Solutions Earned The Globe of Honour Award.

When you provide food for people, safety is job number one. Being a food producer is a huge responsibility. Being a food producer for millions of people around the globe is a responsibility beyond all others. It requires a leap beyond the standard.

Many regulations govern the production and distribution of food, however, reaching the top tier of the tremendously competitive industry of food production requires next level attention to detail. The law requires you to adhere to every regulation. Top food producers go above and beyond written law when it comes to food safety, and indeed the safety of the environment we live in. There is no law that says you shouldn’t do better.

Each and every day OSI Food Solutions goes a step further for safety. The prestigious Globe of Honour Award for 2016 from the British Safety Council is proof positive that OSI Food Solutions has the right stuff. This is an award that is earned by hard work and laser focus on safety and the world we live in. Being recognized by the British Safety Council has been a badge of honour for OSI. With the rapid growth of OSI Food Solutions, special practices have been put in place to make certain that the very Earth, which provides all of our food, is kept in the best possible condition. This includes, but is not limited to, protecting the waters and natural environments in and around each of OSI’s facilities.

Every country that OSI Food Solutions operates in is different, with different regulations and laws in place. OSI understands, and adheres to, every single one. There is no room for error when it comes to our environment. The same is true for the food that is produced and distributed all over the world. Each and every one of over 20,000 employees at OSI Food Solutions is keenly aware of the impact of large scale operations on the environment, and they take special care to reduce said impact. It is the mark of excellence, and it shows in their tasty food.