OSI Group, originally founded in 1909 by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky, was transformed from a humble family meat market into the American private owned holding company of meat processors.
With the introduction of cryogenic food processing and preservation, OSI Group was able to operate as a large-volume meat processors which served extremely well for McDonald’s to exponentially scale its operations to an international.
OSI Group was the holding company of OSI China, a meat processing plant that service meat during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and receiving zero compliants during the event or their service.
OSI Group, though started, from humble beginnings was successfully able to scale its own operations to an international scale alongside with its long-treasured client, McDonalds.
Buying the Former Tyson Food Plant
OSI Group is able preserve over hundreds of jobs by purchasing a former Tyson plant. A plant that would have been out of commission when announced in Novemver 2015.
However, OSI Group was able to step in to purchase the 200,000 square foot facility.
The purchase was a strategic move to allow for OSI Group to have a food processing plant closer to their headquarters where they can monitor the quality of food that they are distributing to their clients.
Kevin, Senior Executive Vice President of OSI North America stated, “We are excited to have this facility as part of the broader OSI manufacturing network.”
Acquired Flagship Europe
Another astonishing feat that OSI Group was able to accomplish was acquiring Flagship Europe, a large-scale business that sells and supplies various food items to the food service industry of the United Kingdom.
The purchase was a strategic move to branch OSI Group into the European food service market.
Because of this move, OSI Group would have new access to new clients and allow for new opportunities for Europe to be available for the conglomerate holding company.
What made Flagship Europe an attractive purchase is how much the offerings that were available to Flagship Europe compliments OSI Group’s business model.
This was also added as an advantage for expanding into a new market that is profitable and somewhat similar to the American foods service in certain aspects.
OSI Group, originally started as a small family meat market that was passed down to his sons by his immigrant father, had demonstrated the power of exponential growth and scale within its own business model and its own practices. For more info about us: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1308-osi-group click here.
Able to adapt to the changing market patterns relatively quickly and have the foresight to change business practices that reflect the changing patterns that OSI Group needed to survived, OSI Group was only destined to be here for the present and the foreseeable future.