Back in 1909 German immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky started a small family operated meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. Little did he know he sowed the seeds for what became a worldwide organization known as OSI Group. A century later this company has morphed to a network of meat processors which span the globe.
With headquarters located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, OSI Group continues to grow as leader in the food service industry. Recent acquisitions of new companies pinpoint the spiraling success of this organization.
Just recently the company expanded services with the purchase of Baho Food, a Dutch manufacturing plant that runs five processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany. They specialize in convenience foods and snacks and produce high-quality deli meats which are delivered to local restaurants and businesses. Together, Baho and OSI will expand local services.
OSI Group purchased a processing plant in Chicago, Illinois. Plans for this branch of the company include improving infrastructure, and increasing production while maintaining high-quality distribution standards. Tyson was planning on closing the plant in 2015 to streamline production. OSI stepped in saving numerous employees from losing their jobs.
Within the same year, this organization purchased a third company called Flagship Europe which distributes pies, sauces, frozen poultry items, and vacuum sealed meals. They provide customers with healthy and convenient meals to go. This addition extends the existing services OSI offers its clients.
It is these qualities that contribute to the growth and success of the organization. With the acquisition of Baho Food, Tyson Foods, and Flagship Europe OSI faces a bright and profitable future.