OSI Industries, The Global Dealer in Meat Processed Products
Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Industries is a global private company that deals in the production and distribution of meat processed products. The company owns more than 65 outlets across 17 countries. The firm was founded in the year 1909 by a German immigrant referred to as Otto Kolschowsky.
In the year 1917, the company grew to a wholesale meat trading firm and moved its business quarters to Maywood. In the year 1928, it was given a brand name of Otto and Sons. Since its inception, the company has witnessed a long streak of success and established itself as one of the leading meat suppliers globally.
Otto and Sons launched its first large volume meat facility in Chicago. The plant was designed with special nitrogen freezing equipment and patty forming machines. It founded an independent unit called Glenmark in the same year. The company dropped its Otto & Sons trademark for OSI Industries. Best Chicago Meat Company acquired its separate unit of Glenmark in the year 2011.
To satisfy its international market, the company entered into a partnership with General Milling Corporation in 1990 to establish a Philippines food processing company called GenOSI. In the year 2002, it penetrated the Chinese market to set up a meat company in Beijing.
It dominated the Asian market by launching Vista Processed Foods in India. OSI Industries has acquired many companies since its foundation. In the year 1996, it acquired a chicken firm referred to as Moypark.
It was later sold in 2008 to Mafrig. In 2006, It also purchased Amick Firms which is a poultry processor company.
In the United States, OSI Industries has its meat processing plants in California, Chicago, Riverside and Wisconsin amongst other areas. The firm manufactures several private label food brands. The foods are then later co-packed under the primary brand name and distributed to its various retail customers.
The firm has expanded its services from the US to more than 15 countries across the world. It has branches in North America, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Asian Countries. Some of its major products include pizzas, dough products, fish, bacon, and pork.
Due to its immense contribution to the food industry, OSI Industries has been recognized in significant awards globally. It was ranked at the 136th position in the Forbes list of the largest private companies in 2011. It quickly rose to the 36th position in 2006. In the year 2016, the company was honored with the British Safety Council Award.