OSI Group has a long-standing reputation in the food manufacturing industry. The company is an example of the American dream. It was founded by a German immigrant who built the organization from the ground up with his family. OSI has since gone on to achieve record-breaking growth. It is a major force in its industry and continues to set the example for competitors. OSI Group is built around the idea of sustaining long-term business relationships with its clients and its employees.OSI Group began as a meat market in 1909. Otto Kolschowsky came from Germany and started doing business as a local meat distributor for food businesses in the Chicago area. Over the years his business grew and his sons took over where Otto left off.
In the 1950’s Otto and Sons began doing business with the McDonald’s Corporation. The success of the McDonald’s Corporation is legendary in the world of business. However, many people do not realize that Otto and Sons was directly connected to this chain of events.Otto and Sons began doing business as OSI Group aside from McDonald’s. It is currently in working relationships with several major restaurant chains including Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Subway. There are over 65 plants in operation in 17 countries. OSI has a workforce that is 20,000 strong internationally.
OSI Group has been able to sustain consistent growth over the decades due to its sophisticated hiring practices and business dealings. It was ranked as the 58th largest privately owned company in the world by Forbes magazine. It has a net worth of 6 billion dollars. OSI Group’s private status allows it to take more time with its potential partners. OSI is also very thorough about the type of people that it brings on as staff. Leaders at OSI are proud of the fact that the turnover rate at the company is extremely low. Everyone who is considered as a hire is expected to be with the company for their entire career.