OSI began to revolutionize the fast food industry in the 1960s. At this time the company was known as Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons introduced innovations that would set them apart from other meat manufacturers. They had a working relationship with McDonald’s organization along with several other hundred beef suppliers. Otto and Sons embraced cryogenic freezing as a method to store large supplies of meat in order to meet the demand for the growing McDonald’s Corporation. They also introduce the meat patty cutting machine, which catered to the unique needs that McDonald’s had.
In 1973 Otto and Sons presented its first meat plant in West Chicago that was specifically designed to support their number one client, the McDonald’s Corporation. It featured liquid nitrogen freezing tunnels and the specially developed meat patty cutting machine.
Otto and Sons also had the ability to support other clients with specific needs. They created a separate unit called Glenmark that supplied services to its non-McDonald’s clients. OSI eventually sold the Glenmark brand to Best Chicago Meat. Otto and Sons later became known as OSI Industries. They were offered the opportunity to become the exclusive supplier of meat to the McDonald’s Corporation. This arrangement would take OSI to an international level.
By 2011 OSI Industries was listed as the 136th largest privately owned company by Forbes. OSI boasted a annual revenue of 3 billion dollars at this time. By 2016 Forbes listed OSI as the 58th largest privately owned company with an annual revenue of 6.1 billion dollars.
OSI has continued to diversify its market influence by making acquisitions of other companies and operating factories around the world. Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group are two additions to the OSI machine that will help the company expand its presence in Europe. Both Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group have unique specialties that bring different advantages to OSI’s diverse capabilities.
OSI has plants operating in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as the United States. There are factories in Wisconsin, Utah, Riverside, California, Oakland, California and Chicago. For more info about us: https://www.inc.com/profile/osi-group click here.
OSI was awarded the Globe of Honor Award by the British Safety Council has recognition of maintaining a safe environment in all operating facilities. The award recognizes those organizations who maintain a level of safety from the factory floor to the office buildings. OSI was able to achieve such recognition by holding their employees to an international standard. The company implements a quality assurance program that make sure everyone affiliated with the organization is held accountable for their operating procedures.