Presently, OSI Industries in one of the leading organizations in the world when it comes to food processing. The company has over 200,000 employees working in all its 65 facilities across the globe. The company’s history is that of humble beginnings that have seen the company rise to its current states. The history of the company dates back to the 20th century in a suburb in Chicago. The development presence of the company is still an on-going story of the current globalized economy.
OSI Industries was initial a retail shop selling meat to German immigrants who were staying in Chicago. The owner of the retail shop was called Otto Kolschowsky. During this time, the population of the city had about a quarter of German immigrants. Chicago was the entry point for more immigrants as well as a center for industry. It was during this time that Otto decided to open a retail butchery to be supplying his people with meat. By the time the first world war came to an end, the shop had increased, and the owner wants to expand its activities to Maywood.
In 1928, the company had expanded and became very successful. It was rebranded Otto & Sons in this year. The company continued to be prosperous and more stable local business. During this time, McDonald’s had opened their first restaurant, and they were looking for an organization to be supplying them with meat products. Ray Kroc, the Mcdonald’s owner, agreed with Otto & Sons to be providing the restaurant with fresh ground beef, and it became a fateful development.
Years later, Ray bought the McDonalds and started serving as its chief executive officer. His started developing his organization and as it grew so was the case with Otto & Sons. It became the primary task of Otto &Sons to be supply meat to the McDonalds.
Over the next 20 years, the company had grown to become a global corporation by the name of OSI Industries. The company has since then expanded to other locations across the world. The company’s chairman and chief executive officer Sheldon Lavin has been on the forefront to ensure that the organization offers just but the best services to their customers across the world.
Currently, OSI Industries has a series of joint ventures and expansions in Brazil, Hungary, Mexico, Australia, including others. The company is one of the largest organizations in the United States. The company is ranked number 58 by Forbes.