OSI Group Is Not Afraid To Innovate
OSI Group was founded in 1909 by a German immigrant. The company began as a meat market. Over the years they gained a reputation for being able to offer a quality product. Otto Kolschowky named his company Otto & Sons. Otto and Sons grew into a meat distributor for food businesses in the local area. The operation remained in Oak Park, Illinois for many decades. When the food giant McDonald’s moved into the Illinois area, it called upon Otto and Sons to be its meat supplier.
Otto and Sons were up to the task. Over the years of working with McDonald’s they were able to introduce several innovations to keep them in stride with the growing enterprise. The patty cutting machine was a simple, yet thoughtful idea that helped streamline business at McDonald’s restaurants. It allowed the meat company to deliver a product that was ready to use. Otto and Sons also implemented cryogenic freezing. Cryogenic freezing and liquid nitrogen tunnels gave them the ability to keep a tremendous amount of stock on hand. This put them at an advantage over the other meat suppliers that McDonald’s were using at the time. Eventually these type of creative business maneuvers propelled Otto & Sons to be McDonald’s exclusive meat supplier.
Otto and Sons eventually became OSI group in 1975. OSI group has expanded to international levels. The company has plants operating in 17 countries. There are 65 plants in total. They offer several different food services along with the meat patty that made them famous in the beginning. Restaurants such as Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Starbucks and Subway all rely on OSI to supply them with their food needs.
OSI has a wide reach in terms of clients. It also proudly offers opportunity to those who are looking to start careers with an exciting company. OSI has recruiting efforts that reach the UK, Poland, Hungary, Asia-Pacific, Germany and the United States.