The OSI Group McDonalds is a world producer of meat products, baked goods, vegetables among other popular food products. Under the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald, the company has grown to rank 63rd on the Forbes list for America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018. With 110 years in service, the outstanding company has a focus on the exemplary production and delivery of food products. In 1909, German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky opened a butchery to serve his community. After the world war, operations expanded into wholesale businesses in Oak Park and Maywood. They rebranded it to Otto & Sons. Later, there was an agreement between Otto & Sons and McDonald’s restaurant for the supply of beef patties.
The deal, which exists to date, was the beginning of a significant business venture. Over the years. OSI Group McDonalds as expanded to serve America, Asia, and Europe. Through technological advancements, the company was able to support the growing demand for consistent, affordable, and storable food products for McDonalds. The first facility located in Chicago, built by Otto & Sons in 1973, was for the sole purpose of meeting McDonald’s franchise needs. In 1977, OSI industries opened another facility in West Jordan, Utah and as soon as McDonald’s went international, OSI Group McDonalds followed suit. Within Asia, OSI Group McDonalds entered into a joint venture with K&K Foods in Taiwan, established GenOSI in the Philippines and opened a Wholly-Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in China in 1993, in Beijing.
The company later found another facility in Shanghai in 1996. In Europe, the company made headlines after acquiring Dutch food company- Baho Foods in an undisclosed transaction. The company also acquired Flagship Europe, a European food production company that produces frozen poultry, pies, and condiments. The acquisition cemented OSI Groups’ control in the European food market. In America, the company purchased a 20,000 square feet facility in Chicago, previously owned by Tyson Foods among other notable transactions. The company is set to operate more than 65 facilities in 17 different countries and employs 20,000 people. The company keeps close ties with Ronald McDonald House and Feeding America, among other charities as part of its service to the community. Click here.