How the OSI Company Started
Over the past century, one business that now goes by the name “OSI Food Solutions” has survived through to be one of the companies still standing since 1909. The business was founded by an entrepreneur who was originally from Germany and had immigrated to the United States two years before. After arriving in the U.S. by boat in 1907, it was then that Otto Kolschowsky sort to make a livelihood by establishing a family business in the meat sector in his local town before again expanding his business in Maywood, Chicago. Better still, the business would soon grow to open a company in 1928, where the businessman branded it as Otto & Sons. Besides, as the decades went by, the business continued to grow while earning a good reputation in its region due to the high-quality meat they offered.
Further, by 1955, Otto & Sons Firm made its first great stride when the company entered into a partnership with an entrepreneur, Ray Kroc. The businessman had earned the franchising rights to open the McDonald’s Restaurant in Des Plains, Illinois, thus, boosting the Otto & Son business. Furthermore, with the growth and development of the company saw it make another great stride in business when they established a meat plant to cater to the high volumes of products in 1973. It would later rebrand two years later to what is now known as OSI Food Solutions where the first two letters were chosen as a reminder of the company’s humble beginnings. By 1990, OSI Food Solutions had made other partnerships with companies such as General Million Corporation, which were the reason behind its expansive growth to reach a wider market in other parts of the world.
OSI’s current Business Operations
With its current presence in America, the Asia-Pacific area, and Europe, OSI Food Solutions now operates 65 facilities in more than 17 countries. The global food leader is headed by David McDonald who has served for more than two decades in the capacity of president and the COO of the company. Furthermore, OSI Food Solutions has its main offices in Aurora, Illinois, besides having other branches located in China and in Germany. Equally important, the firm which has provided working opportunities to more than 20,000 employees continues to soar to greater heights through its plans for working on standardizing food production and safety processes while partnering with other food services providers as well.