OSI Group is a company that deals with meat processing. It was founded by Otto Kolschowsky at Chicago in the United States. The company has its headquarters located at Aurora in the United States. OSI Group stated on a humble background. It started as a family meat business. The business thrived and Otto Kolschowsky started selling the meat in both retail and wholesale. At this level OSI Group McDonalds was known as Otto and Sons. Due to its prolific services and also offering the best quality of milk, the company became very popular and received a lot of public appreciation.
This also came in handy in building the company’s reputation. McDonald’s company at this time was still growing and had just opened its first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines Illinois. McDonald’s company deals with the production of fast foods and some are obtained from meat products. Osi Group was given a tender of supplying the restaurant with fresh ground beef patties. Soon the company became a permanent supplier of meat products for McDonald’s company.
It soon raised enough funds to start a meat plant that incorporated the best preservation methods for meat. This increased the production of meat and also reduced the amount of meat wasted because of being spoilt. OSI Group McDonalds decided to expand its business by partnering with other companies such as General Miling Corporation and Alaska Milk Corporation. Out of this, Gen OSI Group McDonalds was founded which was based in the Philippines. Soon afterward, other branches were founded in China and India.
For it to expand the business, OSI Group McDonalds decided to increase the production of meat products so as to keep up with the competition in the market and also to keep up with the customers’ demands. It was successful in acquiring Moy Park which was a chicken company. In addition to that, it got Padley Poultry and Dove Valley. With this companies, OSI Group was assured of abundant poultry production. Through the many branches, OSI group has managed to provide employment to over 20000 employees. The exemplary leadership skills of Sheldon Lavin who is the company’s CEO and his prolific strategies are driving the company to greater heights.
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