OSI Group continues to be a force in food manufacturing. The company has set itself apart with its business practices and has grown substantially since its early days. There are plants operating throughout the world. OSI has an international business policy that allows them to acquire talent and produce the best products for its clients. Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald are believers in progressive leadership. The expansion of OSI as an organization creates opportunities for its employees, as well as provides its clients the best possible service.
OSI Group began as a meat market in the early 1900s. It was a family-owned business founded by Otto Kolschowsky. Otto ran the company with his sons, which he appropriately named Otto and Sons. They established a business model that would sustain itself for decades to come. Otto’s sons eventually took over the business and continued to pursue opportunities throughout the food manufacturing industry. The company began a business relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation and proceeded to make an impact that would change the food processing industry forever.
Otto and Sons were presented with the opportunity to be the sole provider of meat to the McDonald’s Corporation. McDonald’s had expanded across the nation and needed one reliable supplier they could count on. Otto and Sons would need a new processing plant in order to honor the contract. They received help with the funding from Sheldon Lavin and moved forward. The new plant featured innovations such as the meat patty cutting machine and cryogenic freezing shavers.
Otto and Sons became known as OSI Group in the 1960s and began to make international investments. The company currently has contracts with several other restaurant chains such as Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Subway.
OSI Group has an embraced the idea of progressive business tactics. It continues to expand and push its influence throughout the meat manufacturing industry. OSI made key acquisitions in order to diversify its reach. Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group are two European food manufacturers that will help OSI Group gain a solid foundation in the European region. Each of these companies have been in business for many years and have subsidiary companies of their own.
OSI Group has been ranked as high as 58th on the Forbes richest privately owned companies list. It does billions of dollars in business each year and has set the precedent for other organizations within the industry.
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