OSI Group has climbed to the top of its class in the food service industry. This particular company has history that dates back to the early 1900s. Otto kolschowki, founder of OSI, has personified his very own dream. This man just so happened to be a German-immigrant, and German-immigrants have played a huge role in American society. During the start of the 20th century, America was flooded with immigrants from all over the world. The city of Chicago just so happened to be ground zero for German-immigrants. When these hardworking people made it to town, the economy began to take-off. Fast-forward to 2018 and OSI Group is still going strong.
Thanks to its sheer size, the company has been listed as one of the biggest private companies in the US, and it has more than 20,000 employees. These employees are spread out over 17 countries. The numbers are simply staggering when being viewed on paper. OSI Group consists of offices, culinary-innovation centers, test kitchens and pilot plants. The company is headquartered in the state of Illinois, but it has facilities in China, in Ukraine, in Spain, in Brazil, in Japan, in Canada, in Hungary, in the United Kingdom and in India. Who actually knew that this tiny meat locker would grow into such a global powerhouse?
This company takes care of every element in this business, including development, processing, sourcing and management. Its extensive supply chain is very efficient even though it stretches for thousands of miles.McDonald’s was one of the very first prominent companies that worked with OSI Group. Ray Kroc, former-CEO of McDonald’s, agreed that OSI would become one of its four meat suppliers. Kroc actually shook hands with Arthur and Harry Kolschowski to make this possible. Burger King, Subway, Starbucks, Yum, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and KFC have all worked closely with the Aurora-based food giant.