Are you aware that the majority of food products that are being sold from grocery stores come from a food provider? Yes, this is absolutely correct, but there are a few food retailors who harvest their own foods. There are food providers on every continent except for Antarctica. These extremely large companies can handle a wide variety of chores. OSI Group has become a worldwide leader in food services because it can provide distribution, can provide sourcing, can provide development and can provide management. The company has its headquarters in the beautiful city of Aurora, Illinois, but it conducts business all around the world. OSI acquires UK’s Flagship Europe.
OSI Group has been around since 1909. In the early days, the company was known as Otto & Sons. This tiny meat market came into fruition right around the turn of the 20th century. Otto Kolschowski, founder of the business, immigrated to the US along with thousands of other German immigrants. Chicago’s population experienced a major boom from this activity as well as experienced a boom in its economy. Did you know that at the turn of the 20th century, a quarter of Chicago’s population was comprised of German immigrants? OSI Group has years and years of experience, and it has worked with many high-profile names such as Burger King, Yum, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Subway. This short list only scratches the surface.
Innovation has been the key to success. As the old saying goes, “if you don’t evolve, then you’ll get left behind.” OSI Group uses advanced technology in its plethora of factories and facilities. By doing so, the company has morphed into a custom-foods provider. That’s right! OSI has the capability of creating unique food products. The company has plenty of R&D specialists that have been thoroughly trained. These professionals are highly knowledgeable about global-food cuisines, and they’ll work directly with the clients. What more could a client ever ask?
In 1977, the company opened its very first plant that was located away from the Chicagoland area. West Jordan, Utah, was the precise location, but the company would go on to open plants in California, in Iowa and in Wisconsin.
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