Humble Beginnings to Global Enterprise: The Story of OSI Group

The OSI group has championed themselves as one of the largest providers in the food industry as of 2018. They have pioneered themselves as a leader in the industry, with over 20,000 employees working daily at over 65 facilities in 17 different countries. However, the company didn’t start off as the food giant they are today. OSI group rose from the ground up, experiencing humble beginnings that the company would embrace as they skyrocketed to the top over the years. These values would be what the company would strive to build upon, ensuring the current and future success of business.

Early Days

At the beginning of the 20th century, a German-Immigrant by the name of Otto Kolschowsky traveled to Chicago. It was here that Kolschowsky would open a small butcher shop that would provide quality meats to his community. Over a decade, the company had grown into much more, and the business would soon be re-branded as Otto & Sons in 1928. It was only a matter of time that their genuine, down to earth business would soon expand in a very big way.

Fateful Meeting

History would soon be made in 1955 when Ray Kroc opened the very first McDonald’s family restaurant. The restaurant was unlike anything people had seen before. It implemented the speedy delivery line, something that could create fresh hamburgers on the fly for the droves of people that would soon frequent these places. However, Ray would need to supply his restaurant with quality beef before expanding any further. Arthur and Harry, the sons of Otto Kolschowsky, would enter an agreement with Kroc to supply fresh ground beef for McDonald’s. The rest is history, as anyone anywhere knows how quickly McDonald’s spread across the USA.

Paving the Way with Advanced Technology

Over time, Otto & Sons would become OSI Group, and grew in tandem with McDonald’s. However, to meet high production demands, they would need to increase their production as well. In 1973, a production plant would be built dedicated to providing McDonald’s with their quality beef. This was possible by providing their state of the art facility with the best production line technology around. Today, they still provide for McDonald’s and are one considered one of the top food providers in the industry around.

It is no secret that the OSI Group has thus grown from a small, humble meat shop into the large company providing for thousands around the globe. With no signs of slowing down, the OSI Group continues to dominate the market and provide values for others through their work.