OSI Group is the largest food production company in the world. It is the biggest food production not only in the United States but in many other countries. Currently, they are in 178 countries all of which it is leading in supplying food products. They offer highly competitive food products that are developed according to the taste and preferences of the people. With tastes and preferences changing over time, they ensure that they are creating new products that will meet the needs of the people. Most of their plants have a special tests kitchen where the development of new products is done.
OSI Group now has been in the food industry for over one hundred years, having been started in 1909 as a butcher shop, it took many years before it could finally develop into the company it is today. The process of building the company has been long and has gone through different management teams. It is however imperative to note that the biggest portion of growth for this company was recorded in the past four decades that have been under the leadership of the current CEO Sheldon Lavin. He joined the firm in1975 and transformed it into a limited company that would enter the international food business. He also made sure that the company stopped over-reliance on development and growth of the McDonalds.
McDonald’s was set up in 1955, and its first restaurant opened in Illinois where OSI happens also to have come from. OSI Group then known as “Otto &Sons” was contracted by the McDonalds to supply hamburgers. With this request, the company got a chance to grow their business, the concept of franchise businesses operated by the McDonalds gained ground quickly, and in a few years, demand was going up significantly requiring OSI Group to set up a facility that could be used to produce food products only for the McDonalds.
Over the years, OSI Group has built many plants in order to supply food products in different parts of the world. Currently, they have 65 plants around the globe and are operating in 25 countries. They are also in other countries where the working with different subsidiaries.