OSI Industries: The Result Of An Immigrant’s Dream

OSI Industries began as a small meat market in the Chicago, Illinois area. Otto Kolshowsky was an immigrant from Germany who had a vision from the very beginning. He started his company with a simple business model. Over time Otto and Sons evolved into the number one meat supplier for all other food business in the local region. He was able to turn supermarkets and restaurants into loyal clients. This technique helped Otto and Sons build a solid reputation the food industry.

Success continued for Otto and Sons. By the 1950s, Otto Kolschowsky’s Sons had taken over the business. They got the attention of Ray Kroc. Ray Kroc was the head of the growing McDonald’s franchise. He was looking to move into the Illinois region and needed a meat supplier that could handle his level of output. At this time McDonald’s used hundreds of meat suppliers throughout the country in order to satisfy their huge consumer demands. Otto and Sons began as one of the many contractors. However, they would separate themselves as a forward thinking organization that assisted McDonald’s in it’s enormous growth. They introduced several innovations such as the meat patty cutting machine and cryogenic freezing chambers in order to help McDonald’s run a more efficient operation. The cryogenic freezing chambers allowed Otto and Sons to maintain large amounts of inventory that would be readily available and able to ship to any destination. The patty cutting machine empowered the huge restaurant chain as they continued to develop more franchises across the country. Before long McDonald’s became an international organization. Otto and Sons was its exclusive meat supplier by this time.

Otto and Sons changed its name to OSI Industries and continued to expand its influence on the food industry. It was listed by Forbes magazine as the 136th largest privately owned company in the United States. OSI Industries holds a diversified client base that includes Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza and the Subway. The company has implemented a very intricate set of hiring practices that allows them to operate in every region of the world. They recruit talent in the Asian-Pacific, Poland, Hungary, the Americas and the United Kingdom.

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OSI Group Receives Major Environmental Award

The OSI Group, through its OSI Food Solutions UK unit, was awarded the prestigious Globe of Honour Award, The company received the award in 2016. The honor is bestowed by the British Safety Council. It is given to recognize a business for exemplary management of environmental risks.

The OSI Group received the award at special awards luncheon. The event was held at at Drapers’ Hall, which is in the City of London. The event was held on November 25, 2016.

The OSI Group, and its subsidiary, is one of 18 enterprises around the world presented the Globe of Honour award in 2016. These are all considered to be businesses that have demonstrated excellence in environmental management.

In order to qualify for an award, an organization must initially achieve the maximum five stars through the British Safety Council’s environmental management audit scheme. An enterprise needs to obtain that distinction during the period August 2015 through July 2016.

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A company that receives this designation must also demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that an enterprise maintains this commitment to environmental management on all levels of its operations. The judges engage in a comprehensive examination of a company’s operations when focused on ascertaining a nominees overall commitment to the environment.

The OSI Group is expanding. The company recently bought a Tyson food plant outside Chicago, Illinois.

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