A Look into the History and Operations of the OSI group

The OSI Group is a food processing company that is based in the U.S city of Aurora in Illinois. The main thing that this company specializes in is production as well as the value addition of protein items and even other foods. The company then sells these food products across the United States. Its products usually range from breakfast products to lunches. The company also specializes in snacks, entrees as well as desserts and even side dishes. Some of its famous products are hot dogs, breakfast sausages, and bacon. Other products include cooked pork and beef products, processed and unprocessed chicken pizza, sandwich production and also smoked and kettle products. The company also specializes in cooked, fresh and frozen beef patties. The company was initially referred to as OSI industries before it changed its name to OSI group. This back in the year 2004. The company was initially founded in 1909.

Some of its executives today include. Sheldon Lavin who is the chairman as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group. The chief financial officer and executive vice president is Bill Weimer. The positions of President and chief operating officer are taken by David G. McDonald. Uwe Robert is the managing director while Brent Hofman takes the position of senior vice president and general manager of further processing. The company has maintained its headquarters in Aurora since 1909.It is also worth noting that the organization is privately owned and employs approximately 20,000 people by the year 2016. OSI group has an international presence as it supplies food to Western companies working in China. Some of the companies that the company supplies meat to China include Pizza Hut as well as Papa John’s Pizza, Subway and finally the Starbucks. Because of the good services that the company offers as well as the health it maintains, the company has managed to receive several recognitions in the past. For instance, the OSI group received the award for management of health and safety risk. During the same time, OSI Industries received award related to environmental management.

All over the world, the industries are available in 16 different countries and have over 60 locations that they operate from. These locations can be found in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Apart from its base of operation in Aurora, it has other outlets in Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin, and California. OSI group had an annual net revenue of $3 billion and was recently listed number 136 on the list of largest private companies in the United States. OSI founding father was a person called Otto Kolschowsky who is of German origin. This individual built a reputable business selling meat until he formed what was referred to as Otto and Sons in 1928. He brokered a deal with McDonalds. He signed a contract to supply meat to McDonalds when the company was just a startup. Due to the success of McDonalds, it became the company’s full-time job to supply the food giant with meat. The company is well known for interacting with equipment manufacturers encouraging them to process equipment that ensures food safety.

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