OSI Group is a leading food producing company that was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky and has been driven with a special dedication to client success.OSI Group provides great food solutions that are valuable, quality and at a fair cost for the clients processing needs.
Being a leading food provider with great infrastructure, OSI offers the clients the opportunity to source, advance, create and distribute their customized food solutions to any region in the world. The company is operating in 17 countries with sixty-five centers and having 20,000 employees. In 1928, the company was rebranded to Otto and sons and became OSI Group in 1975.
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The relationship between OSI Group and McDonald’s started more than six decades ago after the successful handshake between Kroc, McDonald’s franchise agent, and Arthur and Harry, Otto’s son. The agreement was that OSI Industries would be the franchise distributor of fresh ground beef. It turned out to be a fruitful deal that made Kroc to purchase the whole McDonalds that has grown to be McDonald’s Corporation where he serves as the CEO. OSI Group joined McDonald’s to establish a plan for the current franchise model.
Otto and Sons transformed to OSI Industries, in the next two decades and were tasked with supplying the McDonald’s hamburger consistently to all McDonald’s restaurants at different distances. Later on, in the 1960’s there was a major technological breakthrough that enhanced the relationship between OSI Industries and McDonald’s. The flash freezing technology that ensures the food is frozen easily using liquid nitrogen created the chance for the company to expand its products as well as the cost.
The close relationship between Kroc and Kolchwsky’s sons helped in transitioning from being one of a hundred McDonald’s suppliers in the country to being one of the four main suppliers of McDonald’s meat internationally following the supply chain consolidation.
In 1973, OSI Industries created a plant in West Chicago that dealt with the McDonald’s Products only. The company then became a leading corporation as well as a leading local supplier. The company then moved to manufacture in 1975 and has grown to international market after McDonald went international.