The OSI Group has been in operation since it opened its first branch in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, the company has remained dedicated to its customers and has always strived to offer its customers the best services. Currently, the company has its headquarters in Aurora. Illinois and is also a privately held company. In the United States of America, the industry operates under the name OSI Industries on foodworks.pl. Apart from the plants found in the cities of Chicago, and West Chicago in Illinois, the OSI group has other outlets in Oakland Iowa, Utah, Riverside California, and Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin as well as West Jordan, Utah.
OSI Group specializes in producing private label brands as well as co-packing foods for their customers. The group is believed to be operating over 60 facilities in more than 16 countries across the globe. The facilities are found in North America as well as eastern and western Europe, and the Asia-pacific region. The company’s most notable products include dough products, hot dogs, pork, bacon, and even vegetable products. Not only does the company specialize in branding and packaging but OSI Group also specializes in supplying meat to other western food chains operating in China. The company supplies meat to companies such as Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks and the Papa John’s Pizza. OSI group has been recognized for its good work and has received several awards over the years. The most notable award includes the award for health management and safety risk and that one of environmental protection.
The company has a long history originating from 1909. The company has its roots from a German immigrant by the name Otto KolSchowsky when he established a meat company and grew a reputation for offering the best meat in the area. The company’s breakthrough came when it signed a deal with McDonalds, then a startup company to supply them with quality meat. By then, the company was referred to as the Otto and Sons. Supplying meat for the McDonalds became their main business. In the year 1973, the Otto and Sons opened a separate subsidiary known as the Glen Mark that would oversee the sale of meet outside the McDonalds. OSI Group would supply meat to restaurants and supermarkets within the Chicago area. The company, however, had to change the name in 1975 serving the McDonalds and grew as time went by. This was the fact that McDonalds was also expanding its geographical presence.
In the year 1999, OSI was able to agree with Best Chicago Meat Company to use the brand name GlenMark. However, in 2011, GlenMark Brand was fully bought by Best Chicago Meat. OSI had an annual revenue of $ 3 billion and was listed as the 136th largest American company. The company’s revenue has grown over time. This year, the company was listed as number 58 by Forbes in the list of the largest private companies in the USA. The company had a revenue of $6.1 billion. On August 2016, the company acquired Baho food. This was a private Dutch company that specialized in meat manufacturing and manufacturing of other food products. OSI group continues to grow with each day.