OSI Industries: The Centenarians of the food service world

OSI Industries is a global company and has been in the food service business for 108 years. The company was founded in Illinois and its headquarters is located in the city of Aurora, Illinois. OSI Industries founded by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky and was originally a meat market. Over the years, it has expanded to become what we now know today as OSI Industries. The current CEO of OSI Industries is Sheldon Lavin. OSI industries employees 20,000 people and as at the end of the fiscal year of 2015, the company’s revenue was $6.5 billion dollars.

Over the years, OSI Industries has acquired several businesses through the purchase or merger. Recent additions include a controlling stake in Baho Food, a private Dutch company that is in the business of meat production. Thus, allowing OSI Industries more production facilities in Europe. In addition to purchase of Baho Foods, the company also acquired Flagship Europe. With the purchase of Flagship, a large U.K food supplier, OSI Industries presence in the region has grown to learn more: http://www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs/company-rofile.osi_group_llc.dcd204194f67e57f.html click here.

OSI Industries have had many awards and honors bestowed upon them over the 108 year history. One such claim to fame was when in 1955, McDonald’s selected the company (which was known as Otto & Sons) as their fresh beef supplier. OSI Industries would later go on to open their first plant dedicated to servicing McDonald’s in 1973.

Over its 108 year history, OSI Industries has grown to be a world leader and respected name in a multi trillion dollar industry. OSI Industries, is the only name you need to know and with its commitment to people and sustainability, I am sure we will see it maintain its top stop for a hundred years more.

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