OSI group was founded 100 years ago. The industry was founded in 1909 by Kolschowsky, a humble meat butcher in Chicago market called Otto and suns, USA. Today the company has more than 65 subsidiaries around the world with Sheldon Lavin as its CEO. Sheldon main focus lies in food safety, green practices, and sustainability while employing strategic market focused methods. When the company started in 1955, it was a hamburger supplier to McDonald and opened a unique plan to serve the fast food chain in 1973. Sheldon later joined a partner to the two sons of Otto Kolschowsky. Mr. Lavin headed the group to the global market. As it headed toward its growth, the company rebranded to OSI in 1975. The group expanded to the European market and further developed two plants in the United States. It also expanded to Asia and beefing up production in the America.
OSI started expansion in the poultry operations on several continents. The group broke into produce market in the 2000s through an acquisition in China. The other acquisition was in Australia and thus penetrating the beef industry market. The group also acquired a poultry company in America to increase the supply. The group later expanded to Japan for beef production. After 2011, the group expanded to India, Canada and several other plants in the United States.
OSI owns a diverse assortment of services and seeks to enhance its presence in the regional market as well. OSI purchased Tysons food in a deal worth $ 7.4 million. The purchase gave the groups production options and increased the employment opportunities. Worldwide expansion became possible because OSI standardized its production to ensure the safety and quality of the food. OSI largely welcomes new technology with an example being the X-Ray equipment that allows any foreign objects to be seen and eliminated during the production process. The priority in quality of their products has lengthened their period in international industry, conforming to regulations in each of the industries be it in Chicago or India.
Few groups can be able to maintain the consistency of OSI Group. Their rate of growth is impressive considering the economic challenges faced globally ten years ago. They have attributed this to engage local consumers. This is very important considering that tastes and preferences differ with different communities and thus affecting responsive manufacturing. OSI Group invests heavily in learning the local market needs.
The group despite its size regularly gives back to the community by maintaining a good relationship with Ronald McDonald’s house and other charities such as Feeding America. This indicates that the company’s growth is critical to the relative growth of the community.
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