OSI Group is an American owned company that deals in meat processing. The company services the retail and the food service industry with its international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group has grown into one of the largest food companies there is. The company started in 1909 as a family meat market in Oak Park.
It expanded into a wholesale meat trade in 1917 after which the business relocated to Maywood in Chicago. The company then became Otto& Sons in 1928. The company created a good reputation for providing quality meats. Having this reputation, the company partnered with MacDonald’s to provide fresh ground beef patties. Since then they have built a great and strong business relationship and they have supplied beef to local MacDonald’s.
The company changed its name to OSI Industries in 1975 and grew in size while MacDonald’s continued to expand to many locations in the country. The company was number 58 on Forbes lists of largest private companies in 2016. This was largely attributed to the $6.1 billion that the company commands.
OSI Group recently purchased Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe supplies food service products in the UK. Flagship has extended its presence in the food sector by acquiring Calder foods. OSI Group acquisition made more resources available, access to new clients and also strengthened the position in the market place as they strengthened the already successful business.
The company operation has led to the company receiving awards over the years. The awards are for management of health and safety. It has also received awards for environment management. OSI Group received the prestigious Globe of Honor Award for 2016 from the British Safety Council for the good management of safety risks.