OSI Group prides itself on being a thoroughly well-run organization from upper management all the way down to the workers in the factories. The company was given the Globe of Honor Award by the British Safety Council in 2016. The award focuses on organizations that show a high level of safety awareness throughout every aspect of their organization. OSI was then recognized for its intense concentration on the details of running basic business practices.
Everyone within the organization is held to the same standards. OSI has factories and offices operating internationally. There are business interests in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas and throughout Europe. Leaders at OSI Group understand that it is important that each and every facet of the organization is committed to the same level of excellence.
OSI Group opened its doors in the early 1900s. It was a family-owned organization. Otto Kolschowsky was a German immigrant who launched the business with his sons. As Otto settled into retirement in the 1950s, his sons took over the day-to-day operations. Otto Kolschowsky’s sons are credited with taking the business international. They developed a working relationship with Ray Kroc who was the CEO of the McDonald’s Organization at the time. McDonald’s was a fast growing restaurant chain and was looking to expand into the Illinois area.
Otto and Sons took on the contract with the McDonald’s Organization. Over time they would win exclusive rights to McDonald’s and see tremendous growth. They were able to develop factories that catered specifically to the needs of McDonald’s. These factories were equipped with meat patty cutting machines and cryogenic freezing chambers. Both concepts were revolutionary at the time. It changed the way meat manufacturing would be done around the world.
OSI Group eventually rose to number 58 on the Forbes largest privately owned company list. Its current client base include businesses such as Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s pizza and Pizza Hut. OSI provides a list of products including ground beef, hot dogs, sausage, burger patties and poultry.
Leaders at OSI Group continue to push for growth. They were able to acquire Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Chicago-based food manufacturer that had decided to close for business. The closure of Tyson Foods would have put nearly 500 people out of work. OSI Group was able to save these jobs by purchasing Tyson Foods and offering some of their employees opportunities with the OSI team.
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