OSI Industries Growth in the Last Century

Starting from very humble beginnings as a butcher shop in Chicago, OSI industries has risen to be one of the greatest food manufacturers of the present times. From humble beginnings to being one of the largest corporate industries in the sector has been a journey of resilience, determination and certainly, lots of decisions to make.

Having been launched in the early 20th century by Otto Kolschowsky, an immigrant to the USA, the company has grown steadily over the years. Initially, Otto Kolschowsky opened a butcher shop and named it Otto and Sons. After its launch, the company grew in bounds, and by the time the 1st world war began, the company was already expanding to new butcher shops in town. When McDonald’s restraint was opened, Otto & Sons were given the responsibility to supply beef. While McDonald was doing all they could to expand, Otto on the other side was following very closely. Surprisingly, Otto has since been able to overtake McDonald and is presently the largest food manufacturing company in the world. One of the factors that have pushed OSI industries into the giant they are today is the fact that they are the sole provider of meat in every single branch operated by McDonalds around the world. This partnership has been crucial in assisting the company exploit new markets.

OSI industries transformation from a family-based enterprise has taken about two decades. One of their secrets has been providing each restaurant with a product that is consistent. This translates to having each customer get a consistent product. The company has been quick to move along with technology. One of the ways by which the company is using technology to become better by the day is by using flash freezing by use of liquefied nitrogen. This is certainly one way by which the company has been able to cut costs greatly.

OSI industries has grown over the years and has taken every step of the way with the seriousness it deserves. In the late seventies when the family members managing the enterprise realized they were almost retiring they invited a consultant. This must have been the turning point for the company since it would no longer be managed as a family affair but as a large corporate company.

OSI has been expanding by increasing their production lines. Presently, the company is also producing poultry products and has been increasing their partnerships with many more food outlets around the world. The 1990s and early 2000s are the years OSI industries made entry into the Indian markets.