The Story Behind the Growth of OSI Industries, Ranked the 58th Largest Private Company by Forbes

OSI Industries has grown rapidly from a mere butcher shop in 1909 to become the largest food provider in the world today, having over 20,000 employees working at 65 facilities in 17 countries across the world. The company is still seeking to expand even further.

OSI Industries was started by a German-immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky, as a small meat market and butcher shop and by the end of World War I, the shop had expanded to become a wholesale shop. In 1928 it was branded Otto & Sons and since then, it grew rapidly to become a sustainable and stable business.

In 1955, Otto $ Sons was contracted to supply meat to a restaurant. The business did well and before they knew it, they had expanded to West Chicago where they opened a facility. 1975 marked their turning point when the company changed its name to OSI Industries. By the end of 1970s, they had expanded into Germany and Utah while they continued to supply McDonalds’ business with meat products.

In 1980s, the company opened plants in Brazil, Taiwan, Spain and Austria. The rising trajectory of growth continued to unfold as they employed more people to work in new facilities that were opened to produce diversified food products. Today, they not only deal with beef, fish pork, poultry but also vegetables and snacks. They have managed to maintain a very high standards of food safety which saw them win many awards.

OSI Industries partners with clients in a strategic plan to open new facilities and produce high quality products. They value feedback from their clients has it helps them to establish what exactly to improve on in an effort to offer better services and products. They value customer satisfaction and therefore, they strive to give great customer experience.

OSI Industries has mobilized resources and opportunities available to help it to streamline its operations. They embrace innovation and take advantage of advancing technology to come up with techniques and tools that makes work easier for them and become an advanced technology company, a level of a manufacturer. Additionally, OSI partners with its suppliers to make sure their food is safe and quality.

The leader in food provision embraces technology to make sure their operations are eco-friendly. Their sustainability practices have earned them recognition and as a result, they have won several awards such as Global Visionary Award, California Green Business Award the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor among others. Additionally, it was ranked the 58th largest private company in the year 2016 by Forbes having a net-worth of $6.1 billion.

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