OSI Group has been a leader in its field for many decades. The company began as a small family-owned organization in the early 1900s. It was founded by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschosky who ran the business with his sons. He appropriately called his enterprise Otto and Sons. Otto began to supply meat to individual customers and food organizations in the area. Over time Otto & sons became a trusted entity that could be counted on to deliver a quality product.
In the 1950s Otto and Sons developed a working relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation. Ray Kroc headed the operations at McDonald’s and was looking to expand his business into the Illinois region. Kroc needed a meat supplier that he could trust and chose Otto and Sons to represent him in the area. Otto and Sons surpassed all expectations that the McDonald’s Corporation had for them as a manufacturer. Before long they got the opportunity to be the sole supplier of meat to the McDonald’s Corporation.
Otto and Sons was able to build a brand new processing facility that introduced new ideas to meat manufacturing. They pioneered the meat patty cutting machine. This machine made sure that McDonald’s got a product that was ready to serve and saved them a tremendous amount of man hours in the restaurants. The facility also had cryogenic freezing chambers, which allowed Otto and Sons to store the amount of product that McDonald’s needed to supply the huge demand of its consumer base.
Otto and Sons became known as OSI Group and grew with McDonald’s on an international level. The company now has contracts with several other major food chains including Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and Subway. There are factories operating in several different regions of the world including the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. OSI Group was proud of the fact that it has a diverse employee group that is up to 20,000. There is also an extremely low turnover rate and OSI Group. The company prides itself on the fact that people come there to build their careers and stay for as long as possible. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago
OSI Group has been an award-winning organization for many years. It was recognized by the British Safety Council with the Globe of Honor award. The honor recognizes an organization that practices the safety policies that it preaches throughout every aspect of business. This includes its factories and its board rooms. Executives at OSI Group are also very involved in the community. They believe that it is just as important to give back as it is to earn a profit. OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council