OSI Indusries is an internationally known food manufacturer. The company has grown throughout the years and continues to make strategic business moves within the industry. It made acquisitions in order to strengthen its presence within the European region and open the door new business ideas to come forward. Flagship Food Group and Baho Foods are two European manufactures that have carved out their own market share in the industry. Baho Foods has been in business for more than 60 years. Flagship Food Group is a growing company as well. Its leaders relish the opportunity to work with a large company such as OSI.
Tyson Foods was acquired by OSI Industries in an effort to fortify its roots in the local area. Tyson Foods is a long time operator in Chicago. The company had scheduled to close for business when OSI got involved to prevent the matter. The closing of Tyson Foods would have cost nearly 500 people their jobs. OSI Industries spared these layoffs and kept everyone working. Some Tyson Foods employees were offered lateral moves to the OSI team.
The leaders at OSI Industries believe in growth and creating opportunity for others. The company prides itself on having a diverse workforce. There are currently more than 20,000 employees working for OSI Industries all around the world. The company has recruiting bases in many different countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany and the Asia-Pacific. There is a very low turnover rate amongst the staff at OSI because the company hires people who want to spend their careers with the organization.
OSI Industries is a prime example of what a company can become if it remains focused and consistent. It began as a meat market in the 1900s. Otto Kolschowsky named his company Otto and Sons and again supplying meat to local businesses in the Chicago area. By the 1950s the company was being run by his children. They developed a working relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation and used this alliance to bring new innovation into food manufacturing.
Otto and Sons introduced revolutionary concepts to meat manufacturing such cryogenic freezing chambers and the meat petty cutting machine. These items set them apart from the other hundreds of distributors that McDonald’s was using at the time. Otto and Sons then earned the right to be the number one meat supplier to the McDonald’s corporation. The company became known OSI Industries shortly after and started to participate in overseas investments.