OSI Group is a food processing company that was established in 1909 in Chicago by a German immigrant called Otto Kolschowsky. It was a family owned butcher shop that was known as Otto & Sons. In 1955 it was chosen to supply ground beef to McDonalds which was a fairly young establishment at the time but was expanding fast using the franchise business model. As OSI Group McDonalds are the company made the decision to make establish a plant that would process met for the fast food chain alone.
It was while working towards getting enough funding to expand that the OSI Group management came into contact with Sheldon Lavin who organized funding for their expansion plans. In 1975 he became partners with the two sons of Otto Kolschowsky and the company changed its name to OSI Group. Since then the company has opened its meat processing plants in various parts of the world including Jordan, China, and Japan.
They have acquired a number of facilities in Europe and Asia as well as the Americas. In the past couple of years, the company has been growing going into partnerships and making acquisitions in different parts of the world. OSI Group McDonalds acquired Baho foods, a company that specializes in lunch meats along with canned and frozen foods in the year 2016. The acquisition is expected to improve the OSI Group presence in Europe. To know more click here.
The company also acquired Flagship Europe which was part of the Flagship Food Group. It was later renamed Creative foods and brings to UK customers foods such as frozen chicken, pies among others. Russell Maddock the CEO at Creative Foods saw this as a great opportunity for the company as the acquisition made it possible for them to make use of OSI Group resources. OSI Group has also been working on improving the processing plant that it owns in Spain. This is in a bid to produce more chicken for the Spanish and Portuguese markets.
About OSI Group McDonalds
OSI Group McDonalds is a food processing company that has been in operation for more than a century. They supply meat products, vegetables and baked goods to customers all over the world.