With its headquarters based in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group is one of the largest meat processing companies in the United States. The company has had a rich heritage because it was founded over a hundred years ago. Today, the company has grown beyond what its founders would have ever imagined, to be one of the biggest of its kind. The company saw an incredible boost when it partnered up with McDonald’s in the 1970s to become their sole supplier of meats in America. Since then, there has been no turning back for OSI Group, as they have only been seeing a definite incline since then. The company is currently being headed by Sheldon Lavin, who leads from his position of CEO of OSI Group
Today, the company stands as a Fortune500 company and has its eyes set on a new endeavor, which is international expansion. Even though the company has had manufacturing units in China in the past, it was set to expand them even further. The first manufacturing that OSI set up internationally was in China. The company decided to revisit the idea of setting up in this large country once again in 2012, this time, with plans of starting up one of their most significant international processing units. This large of a manufacturing unit proved to be extremely beneficial for OSI owing to the incredible demand that they faced during the 2012 Beijing Olympics. In addition to China, the company also has manufacturing units set up in Japan and India. Most of the McDonald’s outlets in countries use the meat that is produced by these units.
One of the most recent units that the company opened up was in the Philippines. The manufacturing and processing unit is one of the most technologically advanced that the company has, and is said to have a higher production rate as compared to some of the other units that the company has around the world.
In light of the international expansion, the company had to make sure that the technology that they use is always at the top of their competitors, and the food that they supply is of the highest quality. OSI Group has some of the highest quality standards when it comes to the food that they produce, which is why the company always continually innovates and improves themselves. OSI Group has in many ways set the standard for meat production, not just in the United States, but internationally as well.
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