Even after 100 years of being in business, OSI Industries is not slowing down its forray into the global food distribution world. OSI Industries is the main supplier of all the burgers and chicken sandwiches that you find at McDonalds and several other fast food restaurants. They own meat processing centers across the US where the meats are prepared and packaged according to client demands, and they’ve also had more factories built in Europe and Asia to meet the demands of their fast food restaurants in those markets.
OSI Industries has pretty much no limits to how they customize their foods and they ship out both raw and precooked ready-to-order foods to clients everywhere. They’ve made it a point to have open ears to what their client demands are and make sure they deliver the products to specifically fit the client’s brand and customer base. They’ve also made safety inspections and eliminating all diseases associated with meat preparation a priority, and they’ve even won the Globe of Honour by the British Health and Safety Commission for practicing strict guidelines.
OSI Industries is also committed to their employees’ work experience and making sure they look at their time at OSI as productive and one that gives them opportunity to move up. And they’ve also sought to add more jobs when they’ve bought out factories, including a former Tyson Food plant in south Chicago that was facing closure and laying off hundreds of employees. OSI was able to invest and turn that plant around as well as retaining those employees. The way OSI CEO Sheldon Lavin has described the company is as an open door company where they want to hear the feedback and suggestions coming from employees.
OSI Industries began in the early 1900s, a company originating from a German-American butcher who brought in livestock to a small Chicago shop and managed to thrive even through the hard times of the Great Depression. After more than 40 years of keeping the company running, it was named Otto & Sons and by the 1950s McDonalds CEO Ray Kroc began the partnership with Otto & Sons that’s lasted to this day. It was Sheldon Lavin who turned Otto & Sons into a real dynamic meat wholesale force back in the 1970s when he brought his financial planning and investment knowledge to the company. He was later sold the ownership shares in the company, renamed it to OSI Industries and started what’s been 40 years of international growth.
OSI Group Info: www.foodworks.pl/en/osi-group-en.html