OSI Industries …what is it? OSI is in Aurora, Illinois, and started out in 1909 as Otto Kolschowsky Meat Market. Some years later the company became Otto and sons, and in 1975 became OSI Industries. They are now ranked number 39, for the largest food processing companies in America and operate in Germany and China, as well as the UK. Forbes has OSI at #58 on its largest privately-owned companies list. With annual sales of 6.1 billion, innovative ideas and products and a very positive reputation in the food processing industry it’s no wonder they are on the list.
OSI Group won the prestigious globe of honor award for 2016. In November of 2016, the British safety council gave its prestigious globe of honor award to OSI Group for demonstrating an excellent management of environmental issues. 2016 would be the second year in a row that OSI has won the award and the third time overall. OSI also received the sword of honor award for 2016.OSI industries have made some recent business acquisitions including Baho food, a Tyson chicken plant in Chicago and flagship Europe.
Baho Food is a Dutch company that makes deli meats and snacks and helps OSI broaden its business in Europe. The 7.4 million 200,000 sq. ft facility on the south side of Chicago is close to OSI’s other Chicago facilities and would provide infrastructure for future growth of the company. The acquisition of flagship Europe, an established food service supplier also enlarges the company’s European food print in the food industry. OSI with its annual sales of 6.1 billion, innovative ideas and products and a very positive reputation in the food processing industry plus being home to 200,000 employees it’s no wonder they are on the list of America’s top 100 food companies.