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OSI Group is a growing company that prides itself on creating opportunity for its employees and options for its clients. It is a leading distributor of product in its industry and has set an example of excellence that has lasted 100 years. OSI began as a small family-owned business and grew into an international corporation. Its founders were blessed with the vision and creativity to help the organization take advantage of cutting-edge opportunities. OSI Group was originally a family-owned meat market in the Chicago area called Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons grew into a meat distributor for other food organizations such as restaurants and supermarkets. Their business model was discovered by Ray Kroc and the McDonald’s Corporation.
Leaders at McDonald’s quickly recognized at Otto and Sons was a solid operation and chose them to be their supplier in the Illinois area. The relationship between the two organizations grew in a very healthy manner. Otto and Sons eventually became the number one supplier of meat to the McDonald’s Corporation. The company built a new meat processing plant in order to fulfill the contract. From there the small family-owned organization was on its way to being a worldwide enterprise. Otto and Sons became known as OSI Group in the 1960’s. The company proceeded to conduct international business interest and take on work from other large food organizations.
Currently OSI Group supports major food chains such as Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. Is was recognized by Forbes as the 58th largest privately owned company in the world. OSI Group does business in the billions of dollars and supports more than 20,000 employees worldwide. OSI has been aggressive about spreading its impact throughout the industry. It has made several acquisitions to strengthen the company’s presence in regions that were previously unattainable. Acquisitions such as Tyson Foods, Baho, Foods Flagship Food Group and Turi Foods were all secured successfully. OSI now has operating bases in Australia and Europe.