OSI Group is a private American based meat processing company. It gives services to retailers and the food service industries. The Osi Industries headquarters are located in Aurora, Illinois, united states.Osi has an interesting history. In 1909, Otto Koischowsky formed a meat market for his family in Oak Park, Illinois. This was two years after he migrated from his native country Germany. He later realized t5he need for meat supply in the States and expanded the market to a wholesale one in 1917. He moved the business to Maywood in the suburbs of Chicago. He renamed the company to Otto and Sons in 1928. The company became popular and contracts began coming in.
In 1955, Otto and Sons struck a deal with McDonald’s to become their supplier of fresh beef when they started their store in Des Plaines. Otto and Sons launched a high-volume meat plant, its first one, in West Chicago. Its technology had improved with the patty-forming machines and tunnels that allowed liquid nitrogen freezing. It also formed another branch known as Glenmark where it operated the non-McDonald businesses of supplying meat to local restaurants and processes meat to area supermarkets.it later changed its name to OSI Industries in 1975. As McDonald’s opened new store in different geographical areas, OSI Group also expanded, being one of their major meat suppliers.
In 1999, OSI Industries agreed with Best Chicago Meat Co., LLC on licensing to use Glenmark Brand. Best Chicago Meat acquired full ownership of 6the brand in 2011 December. During the same year, OSI Group was the 136th Americas largest company that is privately owned. It had an annual revenue of $3 Billion by then. The company never looked back and in 2016, it ranked at 58 in Forbes among the largest private companies across united states. Its annual revenue was at 6.1 billion dollars. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago.
OSI Industries has plants in different places. They include; Chicago, Geneva, West Chicago, Oakland, Iowa, West Jordan, Utah, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin as well as Riverside in California. The company has manufactured numerous brand foods that are privately labeled. It has also served many food services and retailers with branded items. OSI Industries has opened more than 65 branches in 17 countries. It supplies products such as fish, pork, bacon, pizza, hotdog, meat patties, dough products, vegetables, and poultry. OSI Group has been awarded various honoraries due to health and environmental management thus improving the lives of many people in the world. OSI Group acquires Baho Food.