OSI Food group is the only supplier of the US fast food chain McDonald’s. The OSI Group operating worldwide has been a new shareholder of Hynek Schlachthof GmbH in Tauberbischofsheim since February 1 through its subsidiary OSI Europe food production branches. The report is in accordance with the Frankish news and OSI group annual press release.
With retroactive effect from 1 February, Gunzburg-based OSI Europe food works secured all shares of Hynek Schlachthof GmbH, located in the Main-Tauber district. The burgers specialist is expanding position in the area of raw material security through the takeover. The US parent company OSI generated annual sales of about six billion dollars and supplied in 1955, the first McDonald’s store in Chicago.
Today, around 20,000 people are employed at more than 50 locations in 18 countries worldwide. OSI supplies most of the burger restaurants with the “golden M” in 75 countries as well as other system catering companies such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. In addition, various German retail chains own OSI own brands.
The family business Hynek had acquired the municipal slaughterhouse Tauberbischofsheim in 1993 and continued as a cattle slaughterhouse. The firm slaughters around 800 livestock daily. People in Europe have embraced OSI Group food products because of the level of health measures put in place while processing its products. The company under the leadrship of David Mcdonald has also been acknowledged and awarded because of its environmental conservation measures and policies.
To date, David Mcdonald led the company in the second generation and made the company to achieve tremendous success. He will continue to act as David Mcdonald after the takeover. He has been working closely with the OSI Group for about 15 years anyway. David Mcdonald service provider specializing in the slaughter of cattle include Hynek (GmbH), headquartered in Butthard near the border with Bavaria, and Hynek Nutztiere which deals with the purchase and sale of livestock and horse trade. Hynek expects the weekly slaughtered animals to be increased to up to 1,200. The number of employees – currently just under 50 – could also increase as a result.
In Western Europe, the OSI group operates 13 manufacturing plants and claims to supply eleven markets, while in Central and Eastern Europe it has seven manufacturing sites and 19 markets served. In Germany, the group is active as OSI International Holding GmbH under the branches of OSI Food Solutions Germany and Foodstuffs. German production sites can be found in Gunzburg, Bad Iburg, and Duisburg.
OSI Group has been making leaps and bounds over the last two decades. David McDonald has been at the center of the expansion wave. David was once a project manager after graduating from the college. He rose up the ranks to become the OSI Group’s Chief Operating Officer and the President.
OSI Group started as a butcher shop in Chicago run by a German immigrant. The business expanded as a regional meat supplier before joining hands with McDonald’s as its primary global supplier. The company then branched out and joined hands with major food producers in the United States and around the world.
David McDonald graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors in animal science. He was awarded the Wallace E.Barron Outstanding Senior Award for his high character, outstanding performance in academia and community activities, as well as the promise of continuing with the qualities as the university alumni.
Despite being the COO of OSI, David McDonald is also actively engaged in Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative in Iowa State. He also supports the Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship Fund and has helped many students with internship opportunities in OSI Group. He won the Iowa State University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award in 2014. David is married to Malinda, and they have six children.
The OSI Group exploits under McDonald’s watch
OSI Group has diversified around the world with 65 facilities in 17 countries and over 20,000 employees. It is ranked number 58 on the Forbes list of the largest private U.S companies. The estimated net worth of OSI Group is over $6.1 billion. McDonald has steered OSI in an aggressive expansion program starting with China and the acquisition of Baho Food, a Dutch snack, and Deli meats producer. It also acquired Flagship Europe, also known as Creative Foods Europe, which is the manufacturer of bespoke products.
David’s background in the cornfield of Lowa has a positive impact on his managerial style and success in the food production and distribution sector. David McDonald was hired as an intern to Sheldon Lavin and saw the company expand with a series of acquisitions and joint ventures. When he took the mantle, McDonald continued with the corporate culture without turning back.
OSI Group is the largest privately owned food processing company and purveyor of food products, processing services, plus research and development options to an international customer base consisting of retail stores and the food service industry. OSI Group’s origins can be traced back to Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant who, in 1909, started a small, family-owned meat packing and butcher shop on the outskirts of Chicago. From the company’s humble roots, through their exclusive partnership with McDonald’s beginning in 1955, to their current international success in diverse markets throughout Europe and Asia, OSI Group has grown into an industry leader and proud member of America’s top 100 for food-related business.
The lofty achievement of becoming one of America’s top food companies comes in part from the core values OSI Group holds themselves to. They focus on creative and innovative solutions to unique customer needs; customers that OSI sees as partners embarking on a successful business venture together. This customer solutions mindset is balanced by the other core value of putting the company and employee needs first. OSI might be a multi-billion dollar corporation, but they are still very much of a family business mindset. This has been the guiding principle of CEO Sheldon Lavin who has been at the helm of OSI Group for over forty years. Through his leadership, the company has grown from being primarily involved with food processing for McDonald’s to having 55 facilities in 16 countries and has acquired staples of the industry such as Tyson Food, Baho Food, and Flagship Europe.
Alongside their values and tangible growth, another clear marker of OSI Group’s success is their methodology. Not only do they offer food and food-related products, but they also offer R&D services to better tailor their process to customer needs. Every major facility in the company has a test kitchen where specialists in food creation and production work out the best way to solve whatever problem the customer might levy at them. This work involves taking into account the nutritional value of the food, the shelf-life, how well the food conforms with marketing research, sensory analysis, how large-scale production would look, and how everything as cost-effectively as possible. Once the perfect plan has been created, then the best packaging and logistics system available is employed to get the product to the customer quickly and efficiently. From concept to dinner plate, OSI Group serves up a delicious deal for customers.
OSI Group is a name that few have heard of. The reason for that is due to the fact that the company operates through a variety of sub-companies that it has purchased over the years. However, few know that OSI Group is the largest provider of the highest of quality meats, including chicken, sausage, bacon and hamburgers. OSI Group has been named one of the top one hundred food companies in the world. In fact, it leads the world in the production and distribution of high-quality, value food, with a special focus on meat.
OSI Group has more than sixty facilities throughout the world. These facilities are located in more than a dozen countries. The company is known for a great focus on ensuring its employees are fully satisfied with their jobs. In a time when many companies are being questioned about working environments, OSI Group has always remained not only above board, but has provided stellar conditions for its employees.
The company recently made a huge announcement. The OSI Group officially purchased the Tyson Foods plan in the South Side of Chicago. The facility is two hundred thousand square feet and employs several thousand people. Last year Tyson Foods announced that it would be closing its Chicago production space. The closing would have meant the loss of over four hundred jobs. Thanks to the purchase by OSI Group, most of those jobs have been saved. The employees have been offered jobs with OSI Group. The purchase of Tyson Food Group showcases OSI Group’s commitment to expansion of its role as the leader in high-quality food manufacturing, production and distribution. Did you know that one out of every five pieces of meat consumed in the United States is a product of Tyson Foods? I did not know that fact and I believe it is a testament to how large Tyson Foods is. In a recent announcement, OSI Group said how excited they were to expand the company’s North American footprint by securing a facility in Chicago. The company statement also mentioned how focused OSI Group is on expansion and how this acquisition was a sign of how well that expansion is progressing.
There is more big news that recently came from the OSI Group. The company also just recently bought a major stake in the Baho Food Company, based in the Netherland. The company also provides meat to countries all across Europe.