Not many companies can claim accomplishments in the 100 range. OSI Group, LLC, an American food processing company on Chicago Tribune, holds claim to existing for over 100 years and of being considered one of the top 100 American food companies. It’s also rated #58 in Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list, with revenue of over $6 billion in 2016.
Starting as a neighborhood meat market by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky in 1909, today OSI Group is an International conglomerate with headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, servicing the retail and food service industries at http://digital.bnpmedia.com/article/Sheldon+Lavin,+Chairman+And+CEO+Of+OSI+Group,+LLC/1529744/0/article.html. From meat patties to vegetables, bacon, hot dogs, pizza, fish and poultry, their high-quality products and exemplary management practices have earned praise around the world. A subsidiary, OSI Food Solutions UK, was awarded the prestigious Globe of Honour Award for 2016, presented by the British Safety Council to companies who implement best of its kind management practices that minimize environmental risks.
For over 100 years, OSI Group’s research and development have produced leading-edge solutions and innovations that has made it the global supplier of choice for brands who value its custom food products. From sourcing to processing and distribution, OSI Group global solutions support customers present and future worldwide needs.
No company can be successful without a workplace environment that supports and values its employees, and OSI Group is no exception. With more than 65 facilities and 20,000 employees in 17 countries, OSI firmly believes that employees are the drivers of success for the company and its customers, offering careers that are challenging, stimulating and rewarding on foodprocessing.com. Its commitment also extends to its community. In June 2016 it acquired a soon-to-be closed Tyson Foods plant in Chicago for $7.4 million. Employing 480 people, it was scheduled for shutdown in October. OSI’s purchase of the facility will augment its presence in Chicago and provide additional infrastructure for business growth. And by offering new opportunities to former Tyson employees, save many jobs.
Continuing its global expansion on thecaterer.com, OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe on December 2016. Flagship Europe is a well-known major UK food service market supplier offering products such as frozen poultry and pies and a significant presence in the UK food-to-go sector. Commenting on its most recent acquisition, David McDonald, president and COO said: “Adding Flagship to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe.”
Committed to its community, its employees and its customers, OSI Group look forward to another 100 years of growth and innovation.