OSI Group is an international multi-billion dollar food processing corporation offering food products, processing, packaging, distribution, as well as research and development to an extensive customer base on the American, European, and Asian continents. Since their inception in 1909 as a meat market and butcher shop, OSI has strived to improve upon themselves while building a loyal and lasting customer base. Company founder, Otto Kolschowsky, (a German immigrant and entrepreneur) developed a business relationship with founder and CEO of McDonalds Ray Kroc in 1955, and through that partnership helped build OSI Group into where it stands today, as one of America’s top 100 businesses in the food industry.

Becoming a top business in any field comes through diversity and success, and OSI Group has a set of core values that drive it from the form to the latter. There are two distinct sets of values, the first being customer oriented, and the second employee oriented. OSI Group has long held that doing business should be more intimate than just that of company and customer. Getting to know the customer’s needs, wants, and goals can help guide the design and production process, with the end result being a product more in tune with the customer’s brand. OSI has a culture that operates on this premise and is able to competently and efficiently handle whatever unique concept a customer might bring. The second set of values stretch back to the company’s beginnings as a small, family-owned business on the outskirts of Chicago. Employees of OSI Group are part of a family and are taken care of as any family member would. Workplace safety has won the company multiple awards, and employees are generously compensated for their work. Employee concerns are of paramount concern and anyone with an issue is encouraged to voice it.

With these values and under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has gone international with 55 locations in 16 different countries. Along this journey, they have been able to acquire big names in the industry like Tyson Food, Baho Food, and Flagship Europe, and have built an empire now valued at over $6 billion. There are over 20,000 employees worldwide and they have a customer base in the thousands. There are research and development departments in every major location fully equipped with test kitchens to imitate and replicate whatever concept a customer might dream up. All of this cements OSI Group as one of the top 100 food industry companies in America.

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