The company has grown to be one of the best brands in the food industry around the world. It employs about 20, 000 employees. Over the years, it has expanded its operations and now covers 17 countries with 65 facilities. Otto Kolschowsky was the pioneer of the OSI Group. During its establishment, he was an immigrant in Chicago. There was a large population of German nationals at the time. The city was the center of operations for many industries in the United States. Most of the immigrants settled in the plains. The German immigrant established the firm two years after arriving in the country. At first, he opened a small butcher shop. The main aim of the startup was to provide for the needs of the fellow immigrants.
The business did well after ten years. He started selling the products on a wholesale basis. He opened an outlet in Maywood to serve the increasing customer base.Just like many other immigrant businesses, the company was family-owned. To give it a new image, the company was rebranded as Otto and Sons. After the rebranding, it became one of the most profitable businesses in the area. OSI Group developed a partnership with the McDonalds, a restaurant. The company became the largest supplier of beef products to all the McDonald’s outlets in the country. One of the main reasons for the growth of OSI Group is the ability to develop innovative products that cater to the changing customer needs. It uses technology to produce high-quality products that are fit for human consumption.
As part of the company’s transformative agenda, OSI Group adopted major leadership changes. The management team is composed of highly qualified individuals with many years of experience in senior leadership positions. The management has been instrumental in the firm’s growth. David McDonald is the president of the company while Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer. The two leaders have ensured that only qualified individuals are recruited to work in different departments. The firm has received awards for its continuous efforts to adopt production methods that promote the conservation of the environment.