If you want a history of the Aurora Ill-based OSI Group, look no further than Gazetteday.com. They recently told the story of one of the largest food providers in the world, which currently has more than 20,000 employees in 65 international locations.
The author started the well-written article by discussing the company’s humble immigrant roots. The first owner of the company, Otto Kolschowsky, nurtured the company in and around the Chicago area. In the post-war economic revolution of the 1940s, his two sons created an alliance with a promising startup called McDonald’s. This “fateful” partnership lifted both companies to astronomical levels that led to extreme growth. Find out more about of OSI at Craft
The Gazetteday.com article talks about the transition from what Otto & Sons to the OSI Group. Like McDonalds, OSI Group moved into the global market and aimed to provide products that were the same to each of their customers. The company took advantage of progress in technology, such as cryogenics, that allowed the OSI Group, also known as OSI Industries, to become one of four core suppliers of meat to the restaurant giant.
The article about the company’s history then discusses the company’s increase in production and its growth into the international market during the 1970’s. More recently, according to the author, OSI Industries expanded its product line to include sausages, chicken and other non-meat items. They also made inroads in the Asian market with partnerships with Japanese companies as well as standalone operations in the East, including in Bangalore, India.
The author also talks in detail about the expansion into Europe, such as the unveiling of a beef production plant by OSI Industries in Poland and involvement in a German trade platform. These developments are an impetus behind research and development efforts by the company, which includes two “culinary innovation centers” in Aurora and Shanghai. OSI Industries uses these facility to understand the effects of food production on the environment and passing down its “findings down the food chain.” They also earned green awards because of their efforts. Learn more: http://www.careersinfood.com/osi-group-company-1088.htm