OSI Industries, the Rise to Glory

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OSI Industries now stands among the giants in the food providers industry. The organization is the proud employer to over twenty thousand employees with over sixty-five establishments in seventeen countries all across the globe. The company has seen humble beginnings to the total transformation and establishing itself into the ever-growing global economy. The origin of the multi-billion company got characterized by the relentless ideas by migrant German community member in Chicago, Illinois, Otto Kolschowsky, at the start of the twentieth century. Kolchowsky opened a small retail meat market for the residents around him in 1909. His business blossomed and in about a decade changed lanes to wholesale coupled with a change in the base of operations. The operation grew to become a central part of the American community with time.

Later on, an alliance with another small family business that resulted in the first McDonald’s restaurant getting established. Consequently, the position for meat supply expanded leading to the ultimate purchase of the restaurant by the sons of Otto. Two decades after this significant advancement, the transition to OSI Industries occurred with the primary focus being the provision of an individual restaurant and its customers with consistent product. Technological progress in the freezing and preservation sector by the use of liquid nitrogen made long-distance transport of products not only easier but also cheaper. This progress directly translated to the creation and expansion of new opportunities coupled with a reduced cost for food products. Among significant changes in the development of OSI industries include the evolution of the company business management from family to professionals with its growth.

The growth of this two concurrent supplier and retailer led to the construction of the state of the art plant in Chicago with the sole dedication to the McDonald’s product line. The continuous rapid growth of the McDonald’s establishment necessitated the consolidation of resources and products while fronting the growth of other plants. Several plants were then set up in different parts of the country in the years that followed. McDonald’s crossed into the global scene with OSI Industries following closely. A joint venture into Germany then Spain was entered, and OSI Industries became a respected multinational organization.

Proper management and relentless dedication to perfection saw OSI Industries enter another level of the development phase. This step became the beginning of the growth towards greatness which includes a ranking on Forbes list at position fifty-eight of the largest private companies.

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