Getting food to your local supermarket, fast food restaurant or convenience store is one of the unheralded accomplishments in the world of commerce. And there is one company that has been quietly bringing you the best quality food for over a century. That company, OSI Food Solutions, is making big moves to help bring you the food you love at a competitive price.
So what exactly is OSI Food Solutions? Well, this company started way back in 1908 by a German immigrant. That immigrant Otto Kolschowsky, started in Oak Park, Illinois with a simple meat packing operation. His business soon expanded and in the span of a couple of decades, became one of the biggest meat distributors in the midwestern United States. Later named Otto & Sons, the company continued to attract more clients and grow their business. The company’s biggest opportunity came a couple of decades later when they met a businessman by the same of Ray Kroc. That business relationship leads to Otto & Sons to become the led meat patty distributor for McDonald’s – the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain. Using a groundbreaking technology known as Cryogenic food processing, Otto & Sons was able to distribute millions of meat patties to McDonald’s locations all around the country.
Today, the company is known as OSI Food Solutions and now distributes everything from poultry to prepared foods to supermarkets, restaurants as well as convenience stores and fast food chains around the world. The company continues to grow through aggressive expansion. One of those expansions includes the acquisition of the Tyson chicken factory right outside of Chicago, Illinois. This acquisition has allowed OSI Food Solutions to double chicken production and better serve their clients.
In addition to the Tyson chicken factory acquisition, OSI Food Solutions has also expanded their operations through the acquisition of other properties including the purchase of Baho Food as well as Flagship Europe. These two acquisitions have allowed OSI Food Solutions to expand their global footprint and bring high-quality food to people all across Europe.
With the rapid expansion of OSI Food Solutions comes recognition from the industry. That includes being named as one of the top 100 Food Companies in America. As more and more people seek to eat better, OSI Food Solutions will meet the challenges of a global appetite and bring everyone the food they love, anytime and anywhere.
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