OSI Group, a premier meat supplier worldwide exemplifies quality and expertise in their products while utilizing the best state of the art facilities. OSI modestly began as Otto & Sons in 1909. The small meat market was created by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky in Oak Park Illinois. Even as a small storefront, the entrepreneur was known for his service and quality meats. In 1955, the McDonald’s Corporation just launched into a quick pick-up style restaurant business, what we know of today as the fast-food market. Otto & Son’s ground beef meat patties would serve as the perfect product for the up and coming restaurant. Ray Kroc, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s became the family startups biggest customer. Eventually, McDonald’s utilized Otto & Sons as their exclusive meat supplier. In 1973, Otto and Sons obtained their first meat processing facility in West Chicago. The facility was enhanced with meat forming patty machines and cryogenic food processing technology which allowed their meat to become preserved without losing its freshness. Otto & Sons obtained more visibility through licensing and branding partnerships with major processing contender, Best Chicago Meat Co., LLC. The humble meat market began to propel from there, changing its name in 1975 to OSI Industries, then becoming the OSI Group as of 2004. OSI Group has established over 60 processing facilities worldwide. The brilliant disruptor has been recognized as number 58 out on the Forbes list of largest privatized companies in the US, valued at $6.1 billion. The outfit has expanded their footprint abroad by acquiring Flagship Europe-a supplier of frozen poultry, sous vide, pies, and select condiments to the UK. This tactic strengthens OSI Group’s position in the industry by enabling them to promote in and touch other sectors that were once before off-limits to the group. Aurora Illinois food processor, OSI Group, delivers quality and custom branded products to restaurant markets and food retailers across the globe.
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