OSI is at it again!
OSI Group is your leading meat distribution company. It operates over 65 facilities in over 17 countries. Its retail restaurants that they service includes Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, and Pizza Hut. Today, OSI Group holds the #63 spot on the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies List. It was through their intelligent business decisions that they were able to accomplish this feat. Within their progress of business, they were able to purchase Baho Food in the process.
OSI Group started in 1909 and didn’t look back. Expansion, expansion, expansion! Starting in Oak PArk, Illinois and transitioning to Maywood, its name began as Otto & Son. The reputation of the company was that of quality meats and the community were in positive expectations for the company’s services.
In 1955 is when the company begins servicing Mcdonald’s in Des Plaines, Illinois. In 1960 a new system of food processing came into effect ( Cryogenic food processing) and Otto & Son (OSI) jump on board with the new process. They would open a plant in 1973 for the high productivity of such process and becoming one of the largest meat producers for Mcdonald’s.
It was 1975 when the company would change its name to OSI Industries. Only an expansion overload would result from OSI’s productivity from this point forward:
1990 -Partner with General Milling Corporation;
1995 – Entered the India MArket; 1996 – Acquired Moy Park;
2002 – OSI China was established in Beijing;
2004 – OSI acquired G W Padley Poultry and Dove Valley in 2004; 2006 – Acquired Amick Farms; 2009 – established Weihai Poultry Development Co. and list continues onward for throughout the years up until this point of 2019. Including its acquisition of the Ducth manufacturer, BAho foods in 2016, which has 5 subsidiaries that has processing plants throughout Germany and the Neverlands – Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van Its decision making has allowed them the success of inclusion on the Forbes list and acquisitions of some of the most successful food business companies in the world. Who knows what’s next up for this brand…