Getting the food you want on your table, at a reasonable price, is not as easy as you think. There are many elements that must fall into place to get that perfect piece of frozen chicken from the processing plant to the supermarket to your dinner table in time. And one of the companies most responsible has been named a top 100 American food company. That company, OSI Industries, has become a leader in the global food industry.
So who exactly is OSI Industries? The global food company has been around for over 100 years. The company, started by a German immigrant in the Midwest, started out as a meat seller. A few decades later, the company would re-name itself Otto &Sons and expand their operation throughout the midwestern region of the United States. However, it wasn’t until a couple of decades later that the company would really explode in size thanks to a chance encounter with an ambitious and creative fast food entrepreneur. That businessman, Roy Kroc, hired Otto & Sons to deliver the meat patties to his rapidly expanding fast food operation. That company, McDonald’s, became the biggest fast-food restaurant chain on the globe. And Otto & Sons would become OSI Industries, a global food solutions powerhouse.
Today, OSI Industries has expanded around the globe thanks to some strategic acquisitions. Two of those global acquisitions, Baho Foods and Flagship Europe, allowed OSI Industries to become one of the biggest food solutions companies in Europe. From supermarkets to convenience stores to fast food restaurants, OSI industries services thousands of clients delivering everything from packaged meats to prepared foods.
In addition to the overseas acquisitions, OSI Industries has made some acquisitions in the United States. One of the noticeable U.S based acquisitions involved the purchase of the Tyson Food Plant just outside of Chicago. The acquisition allowed OSI industries to double their chicken production.
OSI Industries has been recognized for their success by being named one of the top 100 American food companies by the trade magazine Food Processing in 2016. The recognition is just one of many awards and accolades the company has received in their over 100 years of existence. Today, OSI industries are delivering the best quality food around the world from the heartland of America to the furthest reaches of Europe and beyond.