OSI Food Solutions Group is based in Aurora, Illinois. It was founded by German Immigrant Otto Kolschowski in 1909. It is a meat processing company. It first started out as a neighborhood meat market that serviced customers with high quality meat. OSI Group grew rapidly when it started supplying meat patties for the new and young McDonald’s in town.
They now has over 20,000 employees in many different countries. It supplies meat patties, bacon, fish, poultry, hot dogs, vegetable products and pizza, to retail and food service companies worldwide. Forbes said OSI Food Solutions is America’s 58th largest privately-owned company.
OSI Food Solutions made the list of top 100 companies in America by delivering the highest quality services and products. It has an annual sales record of over $6.1 billion. In 2016, OSI won the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor award. It has won many other awards as well. The OSI Group, with its wide selection of quality products, has helped to modernize food services internationally. They have produced quality foods for over 100 years to businesses worldwide, and have become a leader in the food service industry.
The company expanded when they bought BAHO Foods and the Tyson Food Plant. The expansion was into both the domestic and new foreign markets. With the buying of these two companies, OSI could offer better and more career opportunities to their employees. OSI Food Solutions has been a major supply of meats to western food chains including Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut and other businesses in China.
In the United States, OSI has a number of plants including, Chicago, West Chicago and Geneva, Illinois, Riverside, California, West Jordan, Utah, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Oakland, Iowa. In each of these facilities, OSI produces and co-packs private label and brand name foods.
Tyson Foods plant in Chicago, Illinois, was bought out by OSI Group for $7.4 million. Alison Kovaleski, an OSI Group spokeswoman said, the 200,000-sqluare foot plant they just bought is close to their other Chicago facilities. The new building will provide a great infrastructure that will support OSI’s continued growth. Our customer needs will be met with the new and improved facilities. Executive Vice President, Kevin Scott, for OSI North America, said that the facility is going to be an exciting part of the manufacturing network for OSI.
OSI Food Solutions is a privately held company. It makes a variety of meat products in 65 facilities in 17 countries. They supply to their customers breakfast sausage, bacon and other food products for retail brands, and food services.