Otto Kolschowsky started OSI Group in 1909. At that time, OSI Group, formerly known as Otto & Sons, was a family-owned meat shop headquartered in the Chicago area. The meat shop only sold fresh meat to the neighborhood customers.
Since then, the small meat shop has consistently grown to the present day industry leader in the global meat processing sector. OSI takes pride as the primary supplier of meat products to leading food outlets like Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Papa John’s. It has over 65 outlets serving 17 countries around the world.
In 2018, Forbes ranked OSI as one of the largest privately owned companies in America’s Food, Drink, and Tobacco industry. It was rated at position number 63 out of more than 200 companies featured on the list.
OSI Group was listed alongside other companies like Cargill, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Tenaska, Menards, and other leading firms operating in America’s oil & gas, technology, manufacturing, banking, food processing, and retail sectors.
Why did OSI group feature in Forbes list? Most of the companies that feature on Forbes’ best list have excellent revenues, a reasonable number of employees, as well as a striking presence in the global market which they serve. The company has also taken stringent measures to ensure food safety. The company also sources its supplies from known, reliable suppliers.
OSI Group has 65 subsidiaries that operate in the United Kingdom, United States, Asia, and Europe markets. The subsidiaries serve the food and drink industry with quality pork, poultry, fish, and beef products. The meat processing company is esteemed as the world’s largest supplier of processed meat. It generates average revenues of $6.1 billion.
OSI continues to expand its operations to other parts of the world. The company enters into significant mergers and acquisitions to expand its presence in the global market and satisfy its ever-growing customer base.
Apart from the striking presence in the global market, OSI poses as one of the largest employers in the world’s job market. At present, the food company recruits over 20,000 people that work at its processing, packing, marketing, and distribution departments. It is a source of thousands of indirect jobs.
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