Entrepreneur, OSI Group

The Long Relationship Between OSI and McDonalds

OSI is one of the largest meat processing and supply company in the world. It accrues a revenue of 6.1 billion dollars and has employed over 20000 employees. Located all over the world and has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. McDonalds is a famous food outlet and has a major history with the OSI group.

In 1909, Otto Kolschosky had just migrated to Illinois and opened up a family meat business which faired very well over the years such that in 1917 he expanded it into the wholesale platform and named it Otto & Sons.In 1955, Roy Kroc, who was franchising under the original McDonald business, opened up the first McDonalds in Des Plaines, Illinois and had Otto & Sons as their supplier of meat for the patties delicacy.

Kroc bought out the McDonalds business and became the president of the McDonalds company and worked on progressing it. The relationship between him and the meat suppliers grew due to the long time they had worked together and as OSI Group McDonalds boomed, so did Otto & Sons.

OSI Group McDonalds wanted consistency since their policy was to provide their customers with a product that always has the same great quality each and every time and the pressure was on Otto & Sons to provide the best quality available. When cryogenic preservation came around, it availed a path for Otto & Sons to even provide better quality and this led to an expansion in the business and costs were reduced due to the better preservation method available.

In 1975, Otto & Sons changed into OSI Industries so as to provide room for better recognition by available and prospective markets.In 1973, they instituted the first plant in West Chicago, Illinois which was purely dedicated to supplying OSI Group McDonalds with fresh meat for their major products such as the hamburger.

As OSI Group McDonalds continued to grow stronger and open up more branches internationally, ISO followed in pursuit with the same drive and ventured into Germany in 1978 and then went into Spain in 1980.

Over the years, as the company grew, it demanded that the running would be better run not only by the family since Otto’s sons were growing old and so Lavin who had been their financial consultant was chosen to run the company due to his experience in investment and banking.

The company has kept on making big strides and was awarded the Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.

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