The OSI Group has changed names severally since its inception. It began as Otto Kolschowsky Meat Market in the year 1909 and later changed its name to Otto & Sons 20 years later.
The company later acquired the name OSI Industries in the year 1975. Since its establishment, the firm has grown into a 20,000 employees company with notable employees being Sheldon Lavin, the chief executive officer, and the chairman. Other notable employees include Brent Afman who is the senior vice president and general manager of further processing, Uwe Robler who is a managing director as well as Bill Weimer, the chief financial officer, and executive vice president.
The corporate offices of this company are still based in Aurora, Illinois although the company has opened other processing plants across the globe and in the United States of America. In fact, the firm has 65 facilities spread across the world with the most notable ones being based in North America, Asia-Pacific region, Western and Eastern Europe. Some of these facilities include those found in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Riverside California, West Jordan, Utah as well as Oakland, Iowa and Geneva, Illinois. OSI group has a policy of observing the health of their customers as well as the safety risks associated with the environment.
The company’s most notable products include fish, poultry, bacon, vegetable products and dough products. Meat patties, pork, and pizza are other products that the company specializes in. They are known to supply meat products to other retail giants such as Subway, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s Pizza not forgetting Starbucks. OSI Group ranked on the list of top 100 privately owned companies in the world with an annual revenue of $6.1 billion in the year 2016. The firm recently acquired the Baho food to strengthen its position as one of the biggest company in the food industry. Upon acquisition, the management of Baho food began working hand in hand with executives from OSI Group. This means that the OSI Group presence can be felt in Europe especially Germany and Netherlands where Baho foods concentrate its operations.
OSI Group’s commitment to offering the best services in the food industry remains unquestioned.