The OSI Group is an Aurora, Illinois based meat processing company founded by German immigrant Otto Kolschowski in 1909. Initially it was a neighborhood meet market known for its high quality meat. When the company began supplying meat patties for the young McDonald’s franchise, it grew rapidly.
Today the company has over 20,000 employees working in several countries providing meat patties, hot dogs, bacon, fish, poultry, pizza and vegetable products to companies involved in the food service and retail industries worldwide. According to Forbes, it’s America’s 58 largest private company.
With annual sales in excess of $6.1 billion and a reputation for delivering the highest quality products and services, it’s no wonder the OSI Group is among America’s top 100 companies. The company has also won numerous awards including the British Safety Council’s 2016 Globe of Honor. The OSI Group has also helped to revolutionize the provision of food solutions internationally with its wide selection of quality products. With over 100 years of experience in the food services industry, the company is now an industry leader when it comes to producing and delivering excellent food products to businesses worldwide.
And the OSI Group continues to grow and expand its operations. The company recently acquired Flagship Europe, BAHO Foods as well as a Tyson Food Plant. This has not only helped to enable the company to expand into new foreign and domestic markets, It has also allowed the OSI Group to offer more and better career and employment opportunities. The company currently has more than 65 facilities located in 17 countries around the world. For many years the OSI Group has also been a major meat supplier to western fast food chains like Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway and other doing business in China.
In addition to its facilities around the world, the OSI Group also operates a number of plants in the United States in places like Chicago, West Chicago and Geneva, Illinois, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Riverside, California, West Jordan, Utah and Oakland, Iowa. At those facilities the company produces and co-packs brand name and private label foods.