OSI Industries is an American-based food company that has expanded over the last five-plus years by purchasing some key food companies. OSI has bought specific food brands, some of which have been considered an essential fit for brands and products that OSI currently focuses on like beef, chicken, and pork. OSI Industries was called Otto & Sons, Inc. in 1928 — Otto Kolschowsky created his meat specialty shop in 1909.
For a 100 plus year international food company, OSI Industries has a $6.1 billion estimated worth today, as reported by Forbes. OSI also has 20,000 employees and approximately 67 facilities located in 17 nations. Forbes.com also noted for private, American-based companies, OSI is ranked 58th.
Otto’s meat business had its initial location in Oak Park, Illinois — its place was initially located west of Chicago. What was once called Otto & Sons, is today known as OSI Industries. Otto & Sons made a name change in 1975 to OSI Industries.
OSI is a company that has had a century’s worth of time has given the food company tremendous credibility as an ethical, food producer and manufacturer that cares about the environment and is willing to adapt to change. For OSI, having a long-term relationship with McDonald’s, a famous American hamburger chain when Ray Kroc decided to choose one of four meat patty producers when McDonald’s decided to tweak its supply chain.
Because of Otto & Sons close ties with the McDonald’s chain and Ray Kroc, who owned the first McDonald’s hamburger store in Illinois, chose Otto & Son’s over many other meat suppliers to McDonald’s, nationwide. This deal with McDonald’s helped secure OSI’s prominence as a trusted and efficient meat processor.
OSI is a company that produces a large variety of meat, poultry, fish, specialty-dough, vegetable and food processing solutions across the world. OSI and subsidiary companies supply its quality items to retail, restaurant, private-label, foodservice distribution, and industrial sectors.