OSI Group has made many strides and enacted many business strategies to become a top-rated American-based food company. As an American-based, 100-year old global international food company like OSI Group, building essential partnerships with the McDonald’s hamburger chain over the years as both companies grew, has allowed OSI to be in a successful position, today.
OSI Group has worked hard to be a leader when it comes to sustainability, energy efficiency, and ethical practices in the food sector. Providing a high quality of excellence has earned OSI many awards, accolades from customers, stakeholders and peer recognition over the decades in business.
OSI and its subsidiaries have received recognition with awards like the Globe of Honour, which was given by the British Safety Council for environmental safety in 2016. OSI has also won the California Green Business Award based on their environmental focus.
Currently headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, OSI is still adapting to the changes and food trends that are adopted by their customers as part of the modern economy in a global world. For a food processing company like OSI, creating a strong legacy that involves foreign and domestic stakeholders, customers, and clients has propelled OSI into a special place as a well-respected corporation.
By OSI forming a strong business relationship with McDonald’s, a famous American hamburger chain, only helped to boost OSI’s business since the 1960s, when Ray Kroc decided to choose OSI as one of McDonald’s four meat producers when McDonald’s decided to tweak its supply chain.
Because of Otto & Sons business ties with Ray Kroc and Richard and Maurice McDonald, Otto Kolschowsky’s meat company was picked along with three others over a plethora of other meat suppliers across the U.S. This deal for OSI and McDonald’s only helped to strengthen OSI’s eminence as a trusted and ethical meat processor.
As McDonald’s choose to expand internationally, so did OSI. OSI Group also opened its first facility in West Jordan, Utah, in1977. It was this move to create a new meat processing facility outside of West Chicago that brought a greater significance concerning OSI’s new growth.
Today, the CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin touts 40 plus years of experience at OSI. Lavin has helped propel OSI onto the list of the 100 top American food companies. Lavin and his executive team have procured many essential brands and European companies like BAHO Foods as well as Flagship Europe.