OSI Group: A Century of Quality

A large part of operating a successful business is selecting other companies that will provide you with effective service and quality of product delivered where they are needed and on time, to your other facilities along the chain of supply. In 1909 Otto Kolschowsky opened a family owned meat market and butcher shop in Chicago, Il and became an important part of that process.

In the auspicious year of 1955 the shop owner’s sons were approached by Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s, who presented the son’s of Otto Kolschowsky an opportunity to provide fresh beef for his restaurant chain named McDonald’s. Having obtained such a lucrative copportunity Otto & Son’s were on their way becoming the OSI Group. As a service provider of quality beef many business’s like theirs benefited from a new process called Cryogenic Food Processing invented in the early ’70’s. It allowed for faster production without loss of product quality. Not much later, in that same decade, the company name officially chanaged to the OSI Group. The year was 1975.

One of the largest companies of its kind the OSI Group provides more than 60 types of high quality food stuffs including beef, sausage, pizza, dough products, and many more to their customers around the world. June of 2016 saw the OSI Group purchasing a Tyson’s food plant located in Chicago, which had been scheduled for closure, and would have meant unemployment for many. However, as the OSI Group had bought the facility to augment the service of other local branches of their business they hired many of the remaining employees.

Worldwide more than 20,000 people are employed by the OSI Group in a variety of fields. The company, through its web site osigroup.com, encourages persons seeking employment to take a look at available positions at their many facilities around the world. If you sign-up on their job site they will even send out e-mails to inform those interested about positions they my wish to apply to.

In 2016 Forbes’s ranked the OSI Group as being the worth more than 6 billion dollars and one of the largest privately owned companies of its kind. Quality of product and excellent service to customers account for the companies nearly centuries long existence. OSI Food Solutions (UK), a OSI Group counter part, received an award “exemplary management of environmental risk”. They remain a glowing example of how to treat their customers and their employees to this day.

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