OSI Industries is among the leading food providers globally. It has more than 20 000 employees with 65 facilities in 17 countries. It started from humble beginning to a multinational food provider in American history. The industry is growing rapidly to a globalized and modern economy. OSI Industries began using an immigrant experience mainly from Chicago, Illinois. Many individuals in America at 20th century were from Germany. Each person strived to establish farms in the plains. A Century of Innovation at OSI Group.
OSI Industries was started in 1909 by Kolschowsky who began a little open-air market to serve his community. He carried out the business with a lot of passion, and by the end of First World War, the industry had expanded into a wholesale business. He moved most of its operators to other places such as Chicago, Maywood, and Suburb.
In 1928, the business becomes a family based and was named Otto and Sons. At this time, it was still small but yet a vita successful and stable business in American Community. At the beginning of the Post Second World War economic expansion, many latest suburbs began across many parts of US that needed a lot of inventiveness.
Otto and Sons rebranded itself to OSI industries in 1975. This was exactly 70 years since its transition from a family business to an advanced company. Leadership changed when Otto and Sons were about to retire, Sheldon Lavin, come in as a partner. Lavin became the CEO of the Industry in the 1980s because of his experience in banking sector. The transitions were so significant, and it made it be among the leading companies in the US ranked at number 58 on 2016 Forbes group with an estimated sale of more than $6 billion.
In 1994, the industry made a partnership agreement with Nation Pizza and Foods. In the early 2000s, it started poultry processing. It expanded rapidly in many parts like Australia and India. It has earned a substantial growth, and one of its values is to integrate technology in food quality and safety. It focuses on environment and sustainability of modern food production. Since then it has received many awards such as California Green Business Award in 2016 and Globe of Honor in 2016.