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OSI Group Successfully Extends its Presence in Different Continents

OSI Group is the premier global supplier of value-added food products to the world’s leading foodservice and retail food brands. It has a strong heritage of quality and service. It was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky in Chicago. It started as Otto & Sons, a meat market and small butcher shop in the USA. It began scaling globally in 1955 after becoming the first hamburger supplier to McDonald’s. In 1993, the company opened a unique plant dedicated to serving the McDonalds.

The current CEO of the OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin, came aboard in the 1970s and since then he has helped the company to expand into global markets. In 1975, it changed its name from Otto & sons to OSI Group. Mr. David G. McDonald, the company’s President, and Chief Operating Officer is another executive member of the group.

As early as the1980s, the OSI Group had started to expand into other countries such as Germany, Spain, Austria, Taiwan, Philippines, and Mexico. Upon the arrival of the new millennium, OSI Group began to explore opportunities in poultry operations across several continents. Acquisitions commenced in the 2000s when the OSI broke into the fresh produce market through an acquisition in China in 2002 followed by Australia. Progressive development and expansion for the OSI group have continued over the years. As of 2014, OSI Group had established joint ventures in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany. That enabled OSI Group to expand its beef distribution in Europe and venture into value-added meat products in Canada.

As of 2016, OSI Group had commenced several other acquisitions in Illinois to provide an abundant amount of storage space and to allow for added growth. The acquisition of Dutch Baho Food Controlling Stake gave OSI Group a broader continental reach and an opportunity to include deli meats and quick snacks to its inventory. Besides, the acquisition of UK Flagship Europe enabled them to expand to marinades, food supplies, and other products in the European market. Again, the acquisition of German HynekSchlachthof GmbH allowed the OSI Group to increase its distribution of meat products throughout Germany and Europe. OSI Group has featured severally on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies.

About OSI Group

OSI Group is a leading meat and food processor in the United States. With its headquarters based in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is the sole supplier of food products to retain brands and foodservice. Over time, OSI Group has earned several awards for its excellence in safety and health risks management.