American privately-owned company, OSI Industries, deals in the production and supply of value-added protein products as well as other food products for food service brands in the United States. Some of the foods it deals in include, hot dogs, patties, sausages, pizzas, poultry products, sea food, cheese products, vegetables and even fruits. Based in Aurora, Illinois, the company was founded in 1909.
Founder Otto Kolschowsky moved into the United States in two years before he decided to start the open meat market. Situated in Oak Park, he grew the business and ventured into wholesale meat trade. This led to him relocating his business to Maywood. The business venture became popular among the locals over the years, revealing themselves to the public as Otto &Sons.
Fast forward to 1973, when they had opened its very own large-volume meat plant. Prior to this, the company had already made great milestones such as accepting to be one of renown franchise McDonald’s meat suppliers. In 1975, the company’s name changed to OSI Industries. Named as McDonald’s chief supplier, the company continued achieving milestones and expanding.
The company later generated large amounts of annual revenue, hitting 3 billion US dollars by 2011. As a result, it was listed in Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies. This added to the company’s already solid reputation amongst its competitors in the industry. OSI group made its way up the last over the years and landed the 56th spot in Forbes’ list. By then the company was generating over six billion annually.
Currently, OSI Industries has over 65 facilities worldwide, being manned by 20,000 employees. Located in 17 countries, the company’s core values motivate the employees to produce quality products, therefore building a good rapport amongst clients in the industry. Papa John’s Pizza, Subway and Starbucks are a sample of brands satisfied by OSI Group’s supplies.
Consistency, vision for a brighter future and exceptional delivery are just some of the values that has helped the company achieve its set goals. Due to the guidance of these principles, the company has been awarded for its good health and safety management, environmental management.