OSI Group has astutely positioned themselves to the foodservice industry as a top food solution provider. OSI Group, initially known as Otto & Sons in the early 1900’s, is an American meat processing company that was founded in Chicago in 1909. The Aurora Illinois based corporation started as a leader in ground beef patty production. They later expanded their business to include other types of protein-rich foods, including breakfast foods, bacon, sausage, fish, pork, poultry, vegetable and dough products, as well as hot dogs.
OSI Group is currently led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sheldon Lavin. The food company underwent several name changes and updates since inception. It hailed from a reputation of producing excellent meat products in the Chicago area. McDonald’s Corporation was, and still is one of the largest clients that the group services. Over the span of time and via the evolution of technology, the company that only sold meat patties, has elevated their overall concept and have maximized production capabilities. Today, OSI Group provides quality, value-added foods to other mega-chain operators such as Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and Subway to name a few.
The industry leader decided to heighten their production functionalities as well as their product offerings. OSI Group secured the former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago under a successful $7.4 million dollar acquisition agreement in 2016. The 200,000 square foot facility is in close relation to OSI Groups’ facilities in Chicago. The facility allows OSI Group an opportunity to leverage the market, by positioning themselves as an uninterrupted leader. They have reached new plateaus in producing broader food varieties and by meeting the ever-changing consumer demands.
OSI Group creates new employment opportunities in the marketplace on a regular basis around the globe. OSI Group has offices located in North America, Asia-Pacific regions, as well as in Western and Eastern Europe. The food conglomerate strongly believes that employees are the driving force behind their company. They pride themselves on attracting winning talent that shares in the company’s mantra that every person can make a difference. OSI Group creates an environment conducive to their employees attaining their fullest potential. They foster workplace diversity and inclusivity. They ensure that their employees are in front of the company’s passion to deliver great products via innovative solutions to their valued customer. OSI Group prevails as a quality food solution to the retail and food industries across the globe.
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