OSI Group is a high quality foodservice and retail food brand provider. OSI is privately owned American company with humble immigrant roots. Founded in 1909 as a family meat market, it expanded as a wholesale trade. The company changed its name to Otto & Sons and established itself a solid reputation offering quality meats. In 1955 McDonald’s was developed and needed a supplier of fresh quality ground beef patties. Otto & Sons was one of the four providers selected, and the rest is history!
In 1975 Otto &Sons became OSI and was still in business with McDonalds as one of its exclusive providers. As McDonalds grew in its size and prosperity, so did OSI. Today, OSI Group has a global presence in the market having Aurora, Illinois as its headquarters and operating 60 facilities in 17 countries. OSI expanded as a supplier to Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, and Pizza Hut. In 2011 Forbes listed OSI as America’s 136th largest private company with a revenue of $3 billion. In 2016 Forbes listed OSI again, this time as 58th with $6.1 billion in revenue. OSI Group offers several various career opportunities. You can find entry level jobs ranging up to management and upper management.
Most excitingly the company continually looks for ways to expand and to embrace the future. In 2016 it was reported that OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe from Flagship Food Group of Denver, Colorado. This acquisition made it possible to offer a line of sandwich fillings, mayonnaise, marinades, sauces, and dips. Additionally, the group was given high recognition for its high standards and efforts to ensure quality environmental management. In 2016 the prestigious Globe of Honour Award was given by the British Safety Council. To achieve this OSI Group had a maximum of five stars during the British Safety Council’s audit. This demonstrates self-awareness and working to achieve the standards of excellence, adopting, integrating, and utilizing approaches that place environmental protection as a top priority, and upholding these standards while simultaneously striving for health and safety. The British Safety Council recognized that these achievements have certainly placed OSI Group above others because their operations were more sustainable.
OSI Group has proven itself as a provider of high quality products but, also as a loyal business partner, while seeking to find and implement approaches that ensures the safety of the environment and its staff.