The OSI Food Solutions is perhaps the largest brand in the food processing industry. It is a branch of OSI Group, a company that was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant in Aurora Illinois. The turning point of OSI Group was during the establishment of McDonald’s franchise in the middle of the 20th century. OSI became the leading supplier of fresh meat to McDonald’s franchise, thereby growing in production and global presence.
Though it was founded as a small butcher shop, the company currently operates in over 17 countries and is a leading food processor. OSI Group has merged with various international food companies making it a dominant figure in the industry. In America, for instance, the company which runs OSI Food Solutions is listed in the country’s top 100 companies. But its appearance in the list raises no doubt since the business generates over 6.1 billion US dollars in annual sales. It is also a reputable provider of quality products, with quality services from more than 20,000 workers spread across the company’s worldwide branches. Apart from being in the top 100 companies’ in America, according to Forbes, OSI Group ranks 58 on the list of America’s largest private companies.
The success of the food processing company has not been in the US alone but globally. Most countries recognize the company as a leader in the provision of safe and quality products. For instance, the British Safety Council awarded the UK branch of the entity the Globe of Honor 2016. The prestigious award recognizes organizations dedicated to environmental management. With this award, OSI Food Solutions UK joined 18 companies globally who are honorees of the award. However, 2016 wasn’t the first year the company was receiving the award – it also won the award in 2013 and 2015. This proves the company’s commitment to managing the environment through their productions.
OSI Food Solutions has had landmark mergers. One recent merger was the deal with Flagship Europe. The acquisition was in line with the company’s mission to expand its poultry business in the global market. OSI President David McDonald said the acquisition would build a broader presence for the company in Europe. With these developments, OSI is projected to continue exploring the international market and maintaining its position as a leading food processor.