Global Food Service with OSI Food Solutions

May 3, 2018

OSI Food Solutions is a world leader in food services and food solutions. Founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky, the company has seen enormous growth in over 100 years as a food service provider. With 65 facilities in more than fifteen countries, OSI has the necessary resources to provide thousands of restaurants with the different foods that they need to ensure optimal growth and delicious meals. They also offer custom product development for different types of foods that are unique to each of their client’s needs.

At the OSI Group, the company believes in the fair treatment of employees. They believe this will help create a more diverse and more inclusive workspace for their over 20,000 employees. OSI Group offers many different career opportunities, with many chances for growth within the company. Some of the many jobs they offer include machine operators, quality assurance technicians, and many general labor jobs, such as packers. OSI Group trains their employees to work in a team work setting or in an entrepreneurial setting. This approach ensures OSI Group employees are well rounded in the food service industry.

OSI Food Solutions has received many awards and top honors for their excellence in the food service industry. In 1955, OSI was chosen as the first fresh meat supplier for McDonalds. Since then, they have been chosen as the meat and poultry provider for other fast food chains such as Pizza Hut and Papa John’s. In 2016, the UK branch of the OSI Group, which has been operating since 1989, was presented the Globe of Honour Award by the British Safety Council. This award is very prestigious and was award to the company for excellent management of risks to the environment. The UK branch also won the award two other times, in 2013 and 2015.

OSI Food Solutions continues to show that their growth is not slowing down anytime soon. According to Forbes.com, in 2017, the OSI Group was ranked 58th among America’s largest privately owned companies, having more than $6.1 Billion in sales. The OSI Group has also shown growth by acquiring many different types of real estate for more business productions. Recently, the OSI Group purchased a food plant from Tyson, a leader in making quality poultry products, for the amount of $7.4 million. The Tyson plant, which is located on the south-side of Chicago, was about to close down when the OSI Group purchased it. The purchase saved over 250 jobs and added another 200,000-square-foot plant in the OSI Group’s arsenal for more beef and poultry production.

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