Sheldon Lavin Contribution to the Growth of OSI Group

Otto Kolschowsky founded Otto &sons, Chicago in 1909, many years have since passed and today the mere butcher’s dream has been transformed into OSI group. With Sheldon Lavin at the helm of leadership OSI group is currently biggest meat and food processing industry. Sheldon Lavin joined the organization in 1970, at the point it was being run by the two sons of Kolschowsky, having a background in accounting he helped finance the group, and in 1975 it was rebranded to OSI group. Since then, the organization has spread its wings to Germany, Spain, Brazil, and Austria. The company has further expanded to Mexico, China and Poland. Sheldon emphasizes food safety, green practices, and sustainability and this was attributed to the quality serves of the group that led it to grow in more than 65 countries. Sheldon group sustainability program involves the acquisition of various outlets.

Recently the group acquired Tyson production plant in Chicago, the plant is strategic in that it’s close to one of the huge facilities plus it has a lot of storage space which makes it ideal for expansion. The company has added Baho group to its network, the company offers its meat products to Netherlands and Germany. OSI in itself is a force to reckon, and with the addition of Baho group, it will increase its continental growth plan.

Among the other acquisition is Hynek Schlachthof Gmbh slaughterhouse based in Germany. The strategic position of the company allows it to distribute meat products in the European countries efficiently. With the addition of the organization, it has assisted in meeting the demands of OSI group products. Flagship Europe is responsible for the distribution of frozen products ranging from poultry production to pies across Europe. OSI group acquired flagship and thus it has been able to tap into the market more efficiently.

The Indian vision world academy awarded Mr. Lavin with a global visionary award. The award aim is to recognize Sheldon Lavin huge steps in the food industry that led to the success in OSI group and endear him to young entrepreneurs. He also received an award from RSM US LLP, for his contribution to Chicago growth. OSI group previously managed to scoop awards for environmental and sustainability. This is due to the group’s emphasis on going green.

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