It is healthy for a business to show growth throughout its lifetime. Companies that consistently evolve are doing so based on the successes and learning processes that they have gone through. Good leadership in an organization opens up new opportunity for others. It allows the corporation to take on new challenges and create different types of jobs. OSI Industries began its food manufacturing journey in the early nineteen hundreds. It is now an international organization with a very diverse presence within the industry. The company made news by acquiring other industry organizations. The moves allow OSI to remain a leader in meat manufacturing and set a high standard.
OSI Industries acquired Flagship Food Group. Flagship Food Group is a food manufacturing company based in the United Kingdom. It has a firmly established consumer base and is known for producing frozen poultry, pies, mayonnaise, dressings and sauces. Flagship Food Group is a growing company itself. They made their own acquisition of Calder Foods. The purchase of Calder Foods allows Flagship Food Group to expand their reach within the industry. Calder Foods specializes in marinades, sandwich fillings and dips.
Baho Foods is a Dutch based food manufacturing company. They concentrate on deli meats and several other types of snacks. Baho Foods owns several subsidiary companies. The merger with OSI Industries gives them access to the resources of a multi-billion dollar organization that has been in business for decades. Baho Foods leadership is expected to stay in place and work closely with the OSI team in order to diversify their presence throughout the European region.
OSI Industries began as a family-run organization in the Chicago, Illinois area. The company operated for many years under the name Otto and Sons. Otto Kolschowsky was an immigrant from Germany who ran the company with his children. By the 1950s he had begun to settle into retirement. His sons were handling the day-to-day operations when they met a businessman by the name of Ray Kroc. Ray Kroc was expanding his McDonald’s business into the local region and needed to partner with a meat manufacturer that he could trust.
Otto and Sons took on the task and immediately started to show the signs of an innovative company. They introduced new concepts to food manufacturing such as the meat patty cutting machine and cryogenic freezing chambers. This allowed them to cater specifically to the needs of McDonald’s. Investors recommended that Otto and Sons become the primary meat supplier for McDonald’s.
Otto and Sons took over all responsibilities for supplying meat to the McDonald’s Organization. Around this time they became known as OSI Industries. OSI Industries is now an international enterprise of its own. It caters to several other major food companies. Their clientele includes Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. OSI was named the 136th largest privately owned company in the United States by Forbes Magazine. The organization has plants operating throughout the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
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