OSI Group is a success story. OSI Group started in 1909 as a small meat market just south of Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois, and is now one of the largest value-added food suppliers in the world. Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant, created the business in Oak Park shortly after arriving in America. He then moved his business from Oak Park to Maywood, another Chicago suburb, under the name Otto & Sons. Kolschowsky built his business with high quality products and was able to venture outside of the local area over the next few decades. However, in 1955 Otto & Sons was able to partner with Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, as the restaurant’s meat supplier. This partnership helped Otto & Sons to remain a profitable business venture, but the company did not simply rely on this relationship; instead, it continued to branch out and thrive on its own. Otto & Sons created machines that shaped meat patties and it developed innovative ways of freezing products. These innovations resulted in the company’s opening of its own plant in the early nineteen-seventies.
By 1975, Otto & Sons had become OSI Industries. The company continued to expand and in 1990s partnered with various companies and created a global presence under the names GenOSI. It then went into India under the name Vista Processed Foods, and then it continued to expand into China in 2002 calling itself OSI China.
Still located in the Chicago area, OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. In 2011, OSI Group added the Culinary Innovation Center to that location. OSI Group’s focus has always been on innovation and customer relations, which is now evident in its practice of tailoring products to meet the customer’s needs. Instead of mass producing a product and peddling it out to possible customers, the OSI Group seeks information from its customers, and then it creates products specifically designed to meet those needs. It is that kind of dedication to customer service that has helped a small meat market located in a Chicago suburb to become the global leader it is today. OSI Group acquires Rose Packing
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