The kind of advancement the world’s food industry has continued to attain is enormous and amazing. OSI Group is a company that processes food products across the world. The company is known to supply dough, fruit, vegetable, seafood, poultry, pork and beef-based products. Although OSI Group is widely spread in America, it has also gone to other countries such as the Asia Pacific Zones and Europe. It was a German immigrant who founded OSI Group in 1909 in Chicago suburbs, which at that time was known as Otto’s Meat Market. In 1928, the company’s name changed to Otto & Sons. It was until 1975 when the company now changed to OSI Industries. It operated in North America and started to expand internationally and this gave it the title OSI Group.
Ray Kroc opened a restaurant in 1955 and asked the company to supply ground beef to them. The company produced beef for McDonald’s in West Chicago until 1973. The company opened a new facility in Chicago and it then expanded to other places such as Spain, Australia, Brazil and Taiwan in the 1980s. Mexico, Philippines, and other European countries was a prime venture for the group in the 1990s. OSI Group has its headquarters in the U.S Midwestern region and some other regional offices in Asia and Europe.
In the food industry, OSI Group is known to provide quality custom solutions and food products. OSI Group is known to offer world-class snacks, breakfasts, drinks, entrees, lunches and side dishes. Its leading innovation in this industry has made the company to be reputable and popular. The company has spread to over 17 countries now and its employees are over 20,000. The company employs its employees on basis of competency without being biased on disability status, sex, race or even region. The company knows that its employees play a vital role when it comes to the company’s success.
Some of the major acquisitions of OSI Group include Tyson Food Plant, Flagship Europe, and Baho Foods. Through Flagship Europe, the company will not strain to gain new entries in Europe. It is aimed at ensuring the services of the existing markets have been improved. The company acquired a food processing and storage warehouse that cost it 1.4 million dollars. Through Tyson Plant, the company was able to secure over 250 job opportunities that were on the verge of being cut. The company collaborates with the suppliers in ensuring it achieves the target sales.
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