OSI Group Historic Food Production Company Changing How Food is Handled

OSI Group is provides food for companies on a multinational scale with over 20,000 employees and 65 facilities across the globe. We see that the people impacted by this company are not just affect on the food side, but also culturally as well as each facility that’s within one of the 17 countries in the world has been specialized to meet the dietary desires of its community.

The organization started off extremely small as just an immigrant who wanted to thrive in City of Chicago and sold retail meat and did butchery in a suburb of chicago. This was just a small local business that post World War II had partnered with a powerful organization that is still running the world of food today. This company was McDonald’s and they opened their first restaurant in Illinois in 1955. It was only within a few years that the company had taken off and it designed a blueprint to franchise and spread across the United States.

OSI Group had went from just a family run business to one of the most known food provider brands. They could distribute and meet the demanding needs of nearly any company. And it wasn’t just the amount of food that OSI Group could give out, but they were also able to supply it quickly. This was because they used the newest technology and innovated constantly new food processing solutions. We see that they started freezing food with the use of liquid nitrogen. They were able to cut down on the costs of product expansion with their advanced machinery. Hamburger patties frozen in an instant allowing provider to deliver unprecedented amounts of foods to consumers.

They company eventually underwent growth internationally as well under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. He had transitioned smoothly into the chairman and CEO positions of OSI Group in the 1980s. Now OSI is providing a food service to companies in Brazil, Austria, Mexico, Hungary in many other strategically planned countries within the 1980s and 1990s. OSI Group continued to grow within the United States and eventually partnered for a new processing plant within China. Another more recent significant step was in Europe where they acquired Baho Food which was a Dutch manufacturer of meat and food products in Europe. This allows their processing of foods to reach another sector of the world. OSI buys former Tyson Foods plant on South Side for $7.4M.

Over the years OSI group has a truly historic resume of delivering great customer service, superior technology, and opportunities for growth in all fields of their business.