Expansion of OSI Group From a Meager Butcher Shop To A Global Food Manufacturer

OSI Group has been in existence for over a century. OSI is currently based out of Aurora Illinois which is about an hour outside of downtown Chicago. OSI Group started out as a small butcher shop in Chicago called Otto & Sons. It was founded by Otto Kolschowsky. Since its founding OSI Group has expanded exponentially from a tiny family run butcher shop in the city to a global food product provider with over sixty five locations worldwide.

Sheldon Lavin is the current acting chief executive officer for OSI Group. Sheldon puts a main focus on food safety, sustainability and a eco-friendly packaging and product line. Sheldon has been with OSI group since the 1970’s when they experienced a huge jump in product demand and production. In 1955 Otto & Sons butcher shop was approached by McDonalds to produce their hamburgers. In 1973 Otto & Sons was being run by two brothers who were sons to Otto Kolschowsky. Sheldon Lavin became a partner to them and they opened a manufacturing plant that would be able to produce McDonald’s hamburgers.

In 1975 Otto & Sons butcher shop became OSI group. Sheldon Lavin helped to direct the company into a manufacturing market place. The next 25 years experienced remarkable growth for Otto Group. From 1975 through to 2000 they opened more plants within the United States and then went on to open plants in Mexico, the Philippines, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Taiwan and China.

In the early 2000’s OSI group continued on with expansion. This time instead of expanding just manufacturing plants OSI expanded into the poultry marketplace. OSI also put a focus on acquisitions. They were able to acquire other companies in the United Kingdom, India and Canada. Continuing to expand they acquired companies in the United Kingdom that focused on premade meals, mayonnaise, salad dressings and sauces.

OSI Group also gained a strong place in the German Markets after acquiring companies that features ready to eat meals and condiments. OSI Group puts great value in their employees and creating an eco-friendly and sustainable product line. OSI is eager to continually embrace the marketplace and meet customers’ culinary preferences.

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