OSI Industries is a remarkable privately held, global food processing company that supplies food services and retail food brands.
With headquarters located in Aurora, Illinois, OSI has seen tremendous growth since its beginning more than 100 years ago and there are plans for continual expansion.
The President of the company, David McDonald and CEO Sheldon Lavin are the major catalysts for acquiring companies and collaborating with various businesses to provide custom quality products and choices to assist their clients. This means fast food chains, restaurants and supermarkets have the opportunity to offer items people enjoy, which earn them more money.
Here are just some of the deals OSI has made abroad…
The year 2012, they opened frozen and fresh food vegetable plants in India called Vista Processed Foods. Now, people in Madanapalle and Punjab and the surrounding areas have access to these products in their stores and restaurants. This also benefits the local farmers.
OSI engaged in joint ventures in multiple areas in 2014 including going into partnership with Pickstock, a U.K. company dealing with the distribution of beef products, giving both companies a chance to reach more customers.
Select Ready Foods in Canada produces beef, pork and chicken. With OSI food involved, this Canadian company was able to increase their reach, which would result in higher profits.
After OSI joined forces with the proprietors of EDEKA, a popular food store chain in Germany, the merchant is now able to offer customers an abundance of first-rate meat products, at prices they can afford.
The year 2016, OSI Industries acquired Flagship Europe, a company that provides restaurants in Britain with items, such as frozen poultry, pies, sauces and mayonnaise.
Baho Foods is a private Dutch company that creates and distributes convenience foods, including various types of deli meat and snacks.
In 2017, OSI purchased a plant that processes beef in German.
This is just a few of the businesses OSI Industries have added to their vast enterprise and they plan on to continue to expand.
The beginning of OSI started, when Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant open a family-owned meat shop in Oak Park, Illinois in 1909.
Later on, with the help of his two sons, he would grow the shop into a wholesale meat market. In the year 1928, the name of the company became Otto & Sons. They had a reputation for offering quality meat products to their customers.
After the father retired, the sons were able to make advancements in the business by using the latest technology in the processing industry. In 1955, they even became a supplier for a new eating-place, called McDonalds.
In the 1970s, a distinctive financial advisor and investor called Mr. Sheldon Lavin entered the picture and with his skills and background, he took the company to another level.
Click here to learn more about Sheldon Lavin and his vision for the future of OSI Industries.