OSI Industries is one of the largest food-processing companies in the world. To look at the full spectrum of the company’s operations throughout the world today, one would find it difficult to believe the humble beginnings of this food-processing giant.
OSI Industries was actually founded in 1909 by a German Immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. It was a family meat market in Chicago. Later, it began to sell wholesale meats and Otto included his sons in the name of the company, naming it Otto & Sons in 1926. They established an unblemished reputation by offering quality meats.
It was when an agreement was reached with McDonald’s, however, that made the company being to truly flourish. It became the supplier of meat patties to the fast food giant in 1955. After that, OSI Industries began to expand with its quality supply of meats to restaurants and companies throughout the US, and then became an international company in the 1970’s.
It opened a subsidiary called Glenmark for all business that is not related to food production and processing for McDonald’s. It became OSI Industries in 1975.
With its annual revenues in the billions, Forbes listed the company as the 136th largest company in the US. Its scope is now truly international, with plants in many counties and on nearly every continent.
It purchased Tyson Foods in 2016, and has acquired many other subsidiaries and companies since that purchase. It operates its own plants and those of it subsidiaries, and it wins awards for cleanliness and for being environmentally friendly. To know more about the company click here.
In 2016, Forbes listed the company as number 58 on the list of largest private companies, with a net worth of over $6.1 billion.
Just some of the noteworthy companies that are supplied by OSI Industries are McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Subway, Starbucks, and others. The company offers an abundance of products to restaurants, including beef patties, chicken, pork, fish, hot dogs, and vegetable products.