The Success of OSI Industries in the Food Industry

OSI Industries is a food processing company founded by Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 and headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Over the years, the company has developed from a local meat store in the town of Oak Park, Illinois, to a global food processing facility. Currently, it operates over sixty-five facilities in seventeen countries and with more than twenty thousand employees around the world. OSI Industries ranks the leading and the largest privately owned food firms in the United States with an excellent global reputation.

History of the Company

The company began in Oak Park, Illinois, and later relocated to Maywood, and after two years, it was named Otto & Son’s. Over the next three decades in the business, it built a strong reputation within the local community in providing quality meat. In 1955, the company partnered with Ray Kroc who operated the first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, and supplying meat products. In 1973, the company opened its first high volume meat process facility based in West-Chicago and changed its name two years later to OSI Industries. Between 1990 and 2002, the company made significant partnerships and expansions to various countries around the world. It partnered with General Million Corporation and established GenOS based in the Philippines and other notable collaborations in India, China, and Europe. The company owns farms, warehouses, and poultry facilities and meat processing plants in North America, Europe, India, Australia, Philippines, and China.

Products and Services

The company offers its products in different countries globally hence the need to deliver meat products depending on the specific country culture. The company products and services are generated from the processing of poultry, beef, pork, and the latest culinary, heat-and-serve sous vibe. Under each product, it delivers several categories of meat products to meet each consumer need, especially on the provision of specific products distributed to McDonald’s restaurants around the world.

Food Safety

With its extensive meat processing facilities, OSI Industries remains committed to food safety. Recently, it hired Dr. Kenneth Petersen to the position of Senior Vice President in the Department of Quality, Assurance, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Petersen oversees the company’s food safety division for the provision of quality and safe food products.

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