OSI Industries recently received the Globe of Honor Award from the British Safety Council. It is an award that is given to organizations that display a supreme awareness of environmental safety. The council recognizes companies that employ safe methods throughout every aspect of their business. OSI has proven to be a safety conscious operation from the executive level down to its factory workers. This type of accolade shows others within the industry that OSI can be counted upon to present itself with integrity.
OSI Industries continues to build on its success. The company acquired Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Chicago based manufacturer that was looking to close its doors. This would have cost its employees hundreds of jobs. OSI Industries was able to sustain the operation by investing in the long-time food manufacturer.
OSI Industries was founded in the early 1900s by a German immigrant. He started a meat market and grew into a well run supplier of meat products for other industries in the area. He called his company Otto and Sons and ran it with his children. In the 1950s Otto Kolschowsky’s sons made a business arrangement with Ray Kroc who was leading the McDonald’s organization. Ray Kroc used Otto and Sons as one of its many suppliers at that time. Over the years Otto and Sons showed the business expertise that made them the number one supplier to the enormous McDonald’s franchise.
Otto and Sons changed its name to OSI Industries and continued to expand within the food industry. They currently have business relationships with Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway and Papa John’s Pizza. Their reach is show worldwide through many different business operations. Hiring a diverse employee base is one way that OSI Industries remains at the forefront of business ideas and concepts. They have recruiting territories in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Their plants operate in several different continents.
OSI Industries is one of the largest privately-owned companies in the United States. Their influence stretches throughout Europe as they have acquired other major manufacturers in the region such as Flagship Food Group and Baho Foods. These acquisitions allows OSI Industries to make an impact in other areas of the food manufacturing market.