OSI Group is one of the few companies in the global food industry that boasts an impressive track record that spans over a century. The enterprise was founded in 1909 by an entrepreneur called Otto Kolschowsky. The company began as a modest butcher shop that retailed under the name Otto and Sons. Today, OSI group is a market leader in the global food sector with a presence in over destinations across the world. OSI Group’s continued growth over the years has been informed by the very able management led by firm’s CEO, Sheldon Lavin.
Lately, the company has been focusing sustainable growth and green practices. According to Sheldon Lavin, the company’s future growth will be informed by continued expansions into different markets across the globe. The firm has also embarked on an aggressive acquisition plan that will ensure it brings on board other brands under the OSI Group umbrella.
So how did a humble butcher shop grow to become one of the most distinguished names in the food industry? When Otto & Sons were contracted to supply hamburgers to McDonald in the early 1950s, Otto & Sons decided to open a particular factory that would focus on serving the needs of McDonald’s. Mr. Sheldon who was then a financial consultant with Otto and Sons helped the company acquire a credit facility for the undertaking and steered Otto & Sons into its present day success. After acquiring a majority stake at Otto & Sons, Sheldon Lavin rebranded Otto & Sons into the OSI Group. As early as the 1980s, the company had already recorded significant growth judging from its expansion into various global destinations such as Germany, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, China, and others. For more info about us: http://www.foodworks.pl/en/osi-group-en.html click here.
In the year 2016, OSI Group went on an acquisition spree that saw it acquire three of the biggest global food brands. In the US, OSI purchased the Tyson production plant. In Germany, the firm acquired a controlling stake in Baho Foods and Europe, OSI Group bought Flagship Europe.