OSI Group is among the most prominent food suppliers on the planet with 20,000 workers at 65 establishments in 17 nations. Its ascension from a humble beginning, to one of the most significant corporate business, is a hugely substantial cut of twentieth-century American monetary history. The organization is a rising presence in the yet-evolving tale of the current, globalized economy.
In the year 1909 on Chicago’s West side in Oak Park, just after two years of Otto Kolschowsky’s arrival in the U.S, he established a little meat distributor market as well as a butcher shop in service of his community. He became an instant success, and in one decade, before the end of World War 1, he had explored the commercial part of the industry by moving his operations to Maywood, a Chicago suburb. In less than another decade, the family-based company followed yet another common trend, and in 1928 it was rebranded to Otto and Sons.
The business grew more stable as well as successful local establishment even after the Second World War. The transformation from a regional distributor, Otto, and Son to an international organization, OSI Group occurred over the next 20 years. A breakthrough in the technology sector was discovered in the late 1960s making the products they supplied constant, cheaper and also led to a tighter relationship between McDonald’s and Otto & Sons. Flash Freezing, cryogenic processing of food whereby food is rapidly frozen by using liquid nitrogen, established new platforms for product expansion at the same time reducing cost in the food industry.
In 1975 Otto and Sons transitioned to OSI Industries. The change of name codified the almost 75-year transformation from a family-based butchery to a high tech company on a manufacturing scale. Another part of the progress was the change of leadership in the organization. Members from the Kolschowsky family ran Otto and Sons, however as the organization progressed into a more prominent element with a need to grow globally.
Sheldon Lavin was requested to join OSI Group as an accomplice in 1975 since the sons of Kolschowsky were approaching retirement. Mr. Sheldon had been acquainted with the company while as the investment consultant as well as playing a significant part in Otto and Sons capitalization endeavors in 1970. OSI Group has a predominant history of customer relations, early acknowledgment of growth opportunities and technological innovation that drove a minute German butchery to blossom to among the pioneers of food providers.