OSI Industries has developed a worldwide presence as their quality and production capacity has grown over the years. They are a major player on several continents in the food processing industry and they are adept at initiating strategic partnerships with leading retail food brands and foodservice providers. They are among the world’s largest privately held companies in the foodservice industry and their extensive range of resources helps them develop unique, quality products that are nutritious and tasty.
The long and impressive history of OSI Industries can be traced back to 1909 when the company was founded by Otto Kolschowsky. They served in Chicago and were known as Otto & Sons in those early days in which the business was essentially a meat market at a single location. The company started its exponential growth when they became a primary supplier to the McDonald’s corporation in the 1950’s. By 1973, current CEO Sheldon Lavin was helping them secure additional funding to expand the business as they dedicated an entire plant to McDonald’s and the growing empire of the golden arches.
Sheldon Lavin eventually acquired the company when the original owners retired from the business and they were renamed OSI Industries. He had always pictured himself as the owner of a global business and his vision has held great sway for them since he bought the company.
The march of OSI Industries across the globe has been accomplished at a steady rate through the years and Lavin has built a special company. They can now be found in 17 different countries as they operate more than 70 facilities around the world. Their primary production is comprised of protein products and they also manufacture some sauces, vegetables, and baked goods.
One example of a strategic acquisition which increased their capabilities is their purchase of Baho Foods which strengthens their European presence. This deal has enhanced their meat production and has added deli meats and quick snacks to their lineup.
One hallmark of OSI Industries under the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin is their strong commitment to green business practices. Their continual interest in sustainability has been a model for other companies to emulate as they maintain positive interactions with people, communities, and local environments.
OSI Industries relies on a spirit of entrepreneurialism that Lavin has carefully cultivated over the years. Innovation and creativity are prized qualities at OSI and they have also developed a family-like atmosphere where everyone has a voice and fresh ideas are welcomed.
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