One of the largest food processing companies in the world today is the OSI Group. This American company started as a small meat market in Chicago in 1909, and it now has more than 20,000 employees working at 60 facilities in 16 countries.
Among the products that are handled by OSI are fully cooked bacon, raw and fully cooked breakfast sausage, and hot dogs. Cooked beef and pork, raw chicken, processed chicken, soups, pizza products, and fully made sandwiches are also available from this Aurora, Illinois-based business.
A forward-thinking company, the OSI Group produces lots of private-label food products, and works with other manufacturers to produce various types of brand-name products. In August 2016, the OSI Group announced that it had acquired the Dutch food manufacturer Baho Food. Baho Food is a large producer of meat products, convenience foods, and snacks. This move will enable OSI to have a larger presence in the European food service market.
The OSI Group can create all sorts of custom food specialties for the food service industry. Breakfast and lunch items, dinner entrees, side dishes, desserts, and other specialty food products are regularly developed in the OSI culinary center.
OSI tries to stay way ahead of culinary trends, and they consistently recruit new employees through a college internship program that they implemented more than 25 years ago. The company also provides a rotational management training program that allows participants to receive training in different departments throughout the company.
Food safety is a very important factor in the production and distribution of food products. OSI is known for maintaining high levels of food safety, and the company even periodically audits its vendors to ensure that proper safety protocols are observed.
Ranked number 58 on the Forbes list of America’s largest companies, the OSI Group produced more than $6 Billion in revenue in 2015. Even with all of its growth and success, this company upholds a family culture that leads to a high level of long-term employment there for many of its employees.
With one eye on the future, the OSI Group is a dynamic company that has a lot to offer.