OSI Industries made its mark by providing meat patties to the hamburger giant McDonald’s. Over the years the company has diversified its capability and is now involved with several other products. OSI supplies beef, hot dogs, pizza, poultry, vegetables, fish and bacon to various different food chains throughout the world. The company recently acquired Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group. The two organizations bring a unique portfolio of products themselves.
Baho Foods is involved with supplying deli meats and convenience foods. The company owns five subsidiary companies that operate out of Germany and the Netherlands. This acquisition is expected to give OSI Industries the leverage it needs to expand its presence throughout the European region and reach a new marketplace. Flagship Food Group also brings a diverse business model to the OSI team. The company specializes in mayonnaise, Oliver James pies, frozen poultry, sauces and dressings.
OSI Industries uses a sophisticated operating system in order to maintain its worldwide presence. Manufacturing is crucial. It is important to be able to create the inventory that is needed by demanding clients. OSI operates plants in 17 different countries. There are 65 facilities total. Plants stretch throughout North America and into Europe and Asia.
OSI must maintain a very thorough hiring process in order to bring in the kind of people that will be able to handle an international workload. Recruiting practices are designed to attract talent that reflects the company’s vision. There are hiring bases in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany and Poland.
OSI is a multi billion-dollar organization that began as a family-run business. Its creator, Otto Kolschowsky was a German immigrant who came to the United States with a passion. He opened his doors as a meat market in the Chicago area and soon became a trusted manufacturer by all other food industry businesses in the region. By the 1950s Otto had turned the business over to his children. The company was known as Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons continued the tradition of innovative practices. This eventually led to a working relationship with McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc.