Leaders at OSI Group believe in growth and expansion. The company has continued to fortify its position in the food manufacturing industry after getting its start many decades ago. Sheldon Lavin has initiated the push since he became involved full-time the 1960s. He has gone on to become the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group. The company is currently ranked 58th on the Forbes list of privately owned companies. OSI is a provider of meat to several countries including Brazil, Austria, Mexico, and Poland. OSI Group acquires Baho Food.
OSI Group entered into a joint venture with K&K Foods in order to bring supplies to the Pacific Rim. OSI has gone on to expand into the Philippines as well as China. Acquisitions such as Flagship Food Group and Baho Foods were key for OSI to establish itself in the European region. Baho Foods is a growing company as well and its executives look forward to benefiting from the resources of a large organization such as OSI. Flagship Food Group has great relationships in the European region. The company brings a specific market share to the OSI business model that had been previously undiscovered.
OSI Group has continued to expand its capabilities in respect to satisfying its clients. It currently offers a variety of products such as hot dogs, ground beef, fish and poultry. There are several food chains associated with the organization including Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza and Subway.
OSI Group evolved from a family-owned business known as Otto and Sons in the early 1900’s. Otto and Sons was a meat market that grew into a processing organization within the Chicago area. The company began a working relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950’s. Otto and Sons was an innovative network that was prepared to fit the process of growth of the McDonald’s Corporation. It soon became the exclusive provider of meat to the McDonald’s Corporation.