OSI Group’s Amazing Progress from Small Retail Shop to Reputable Food Supplier

OSI Group is currently among the largest food providers in the world. The food producing firm has other regional officers in the United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands among other countries. The company is rooted in the American immigrant in the 1900s. OSI Group specializes in the production of meat and other food products to both retail industries and food service industries in many parts of the world. It has a strong heritage of quality and has excelled in proving quality services to customers ever since its establishment. The multinational company was founded by a German immigrant and is based in Aurora in the State of Illinois. Today, OSI Group has more than 20,000 employees working in 65 facilities spread over 17 countries globally.

The founder of the OSI Group company was a German immigrant who moved to the United States in the 20th century. He settled in Chicago and at this time German immigrants made up a quarter of the population of Chicago city. Otto Kolschowsky started a small retail shop and butcher market in Chicago to serve his people in the community. The business expanded and within a decade, it expanded into a wholesale market that supplied meat products to other suburbs within the city.

In 1928, the company was rebranded as Otto & Sons and it continued with its commitment and stability in providing its clients with quality food products and services. During the postwar economic expansion after the Second World War initiated the partnership of two small families whose business thrived and expanded. Ray Kroc entered into a handshake business agreement with Arthur and Harry, the sons of Otto that made that allowed Otto & Sons to be the first franchise agent of McDonalds.

Kroc’s business model required Otto & Sons to supply McDonald chain of shops with food products on a regular basis. The flash freezing process that enabled meat producers to preserve large amount of meat and transport them with ease enabled the firm to maintain its consistency in supplying its meat products. Otto & Sons was rebranded as OSI Group in 1975 and has since then been excelling in providing food to its customers.