By 1900, the Chicago population was overwhelmingly composed of German-American immigrants. In 1909, Otto Kolchowsky, opened a German butcher shop to cater to them. By 1928, Otto had brought his two sons, Arthur and Harry, into the business and renamed it Otto and Sons.
Otto and Sons further expanded the butcher shop, as well as opening a wholesale meat business, while maintaining a reputation for consistent quality. In the 1950s, McDonald’s Corporation was expanding its restaurants into the Chicago area and choose Otto and Sons as their beef supplier. More about of OSI Food Solution at Stellenmrket.
Otto and Sons grew quickly, going from a Regional supplier to a national one, then to an international company renamed OSI Food Solutions and operating under the stewardship of former investment consultant Sheldon Lavin. By 2016, OSI Industries was one of America’s largest privately held companies with sales of $6.1 billion. View the Group of OSI Food Solution at Linkedin.
OSI Food Solution developed the innovation of cryogenic food processing, flash freezing burgers with liquid nitrogen, keeping them fresher longer. Innovation and modernization enabled OSI Food Solutions to continue to expand, first into Spain and Germany, then into China, India, Australia, and Japan.
They bought a Dutch company named Baho Foods, which allowed them to increase their European market by expanding into Germany and the Netherlands. Predicting an increased demand for chicken items in Portugal and Spain, OSI Food Solutions Spain invested 17 million dollars to expand their plant, doubling its capacity to process poultry from 12,000 tons a year to 24,000 tons.
In 2013, 2015, and again in 2016, the British Safety Council awarded OSI Food Solutions the Globe of Honour Award, recognizing their commitment to maintaining outstanding environmental management standards.
In 2017, OSI Food Solutions bought United Kingdom company Flagship Europe, renaming it Creative Foods Europe after being purchased by OSI Group in 2017. The new purchase added to OSI Foods ability to provide value-added protein products across Europe, including everything from chicken nuggets to hamburger patties to pizza to sausage links.