Over a century ago, German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky started a family meat market in Oak Park, Illinois that today is known as OSI Food Solutions. What started out as a small, family-run operation is today a global leader in the supply of processed meat and custom food solutions. The company has facilities all over the world, 80 in total, in 17 different countries. OSI Food Solutions started making big waves as far as company expansion in the 1970s and continues to grow today. Expansion and acquisition have become a major part of the OSI recipe for success.
History of OSI Food Solutions Company Expansion:
Early on, OSI Food Solutions grew steadily, picking up big accounts like McDonald’s in the 1950s. A major expansion on a global level started in earnest in the 1970s. By the end of the decade, the company had expanded throughout all of North America and into the European market. The 1980s saw the addition of the South American market as well as the company’s entrance into Taiwan. Shortly after this, OSI Food Solutions expanded to markets in Australia, Japan, China, the Philippines and South Africa.
Recent OSI Food Solutions Events:
Business has been very eventful for OSI Food Solutions recently between making major acquisitions and facilities upgrades to winning major awards celebrating the company’s responsibility in the area of environmental sustainability. Close to home, OSI acquired the old Tyson food plant in Chicago, Illinois and expects to see massive production increases in the region due to this addition. In Europe, a massive upgrade to the facility in Toledo, Spain has doubled the facilities production of processed chicken from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons annually. Another huge move in the European market is the acquisition of Baho Food and Flagship Europe, two amazing food processing companies that add great value to the OSI line of products. OSI Food Solutions also recently won the Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council. The prestigious honor was bestowed as recognition of OSI’s dedication to environmental sustainability in its business practices.
OSI Food Solutions Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin:
The businessman behind the huge success that OSI Food Solutions enjoys today is Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin. Company growth and expansion has been his primary goal since he started his long and storied career with the firm in 1970. Sheldon has degrees in accounting, finance and business and worked as a financial consultant prior to getting into the food business with OSI. Recruited by the original family behind the company, Sheldon has grown the business into a name that is recognized all over the world.
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