The OSI Industries is a premier American company which was known for their high-quality protein products. The company is also listed in Forbes’ top 500 companies. The company is also one of the longest-standing business partners of McDonald’s Corporation, manufacturing burger patties for the fast food restaurant for decades. The success of the OSI Industries is attributed to their aim to become the top food manufacturer in the world. The present CEO of company, David McDonald, has exerted a lot of effort to make the company known all around the world. He actively drives for the expansion of the OSI Industries into other countries and looking after the operations of its satellite facilities.
The company’s history began when Otto Kolschowsky set foot in the United States during the early 1900s. He is an immigrant from Germany who wished to do business in America. He decided to settle in Chicago, where people are mostly German-descent. It was a challenge for his family to live in the United States because of the lack of job opportunities, so Otto Kolschowsky decided to establish a business instead. He chose to open a meat shop and sold it to the residents living outside the city of Chicago. It was a successful business, and he managed to sell a lot of meat, with the demand increasing year after year. He had to open another branch on the opposite side of Chicago to serve his customers living in the area.
In 1928, Otto Kolschowsky finally registered the business, calling it as Otto & Sons. Through the years, the meat shop flourished, one of the company’s most significant break came in the 1950s after McDonald’s Corporation contracted them to become one of their burger patty suppliers. The company had to borrow additional funding from several financial institutions because of the overwhelming demand from McDonald’s Corporation. They managed to supply restaurant with beef patties, and Otto & Sons managed to grow tremendously after the McDonald’s Corporation expanded globally.
Today, the OSI Industries has also expanded on a global scale, and they have been operating in 17 countries across the world.