OSI Group is considered to be one of the most prominent firms serving in the industry of food and beverage. This prominence has been achieved through offerings its clients with food products that are value added. OSI Group provides meals which range from breakfast, desserts, side dish to snacks. Most of the products produced by the company are protein items like pork, hot dogs, bacon, processed chicken as well as pizza among others. Based in Aurora, OSI Group was first launched in 1909 and has ever since undergone a lot of growth and development. The company has been existence for a very long time and has over the years continued to improve the quality of their products and customer service.
Initially, the food company was referred to as OSI Industries but later changed to OSI Group in the year 2004. Currently, OSI Group has created employment opportunities for more than 20,000 employees. The company was ranked position 136th in the list of Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies in 2011. Over the years, OSI Group has been able to maintain its position as a leader in the industry of food and beverages and is known for its provision of meat merchandise of the best quality. Immediately after being launched, OSI Group became the sale distributors of meat to the newly opened McDonalds. After McDonalds grew to become one of the big restaurants in the country with many units opening, so did OSI Group. The company offered fresh beef patties to the restaurant to make their signature beef burgers.
Currently, OSI Group serves some of the most popular brands in the world such as Starbucks, KFC, Subway and McDonald among others. In 2016, Forbes listed the food company as position 58 on its list of the America’s Largest Private Companies. OSI Group has extended its capacity by acquiring manufacturing companies. Recently, the company acquired Baho Food which is a Dutch private company involved in the processing of meat products. Based in Netherlands and Germany, Baho Food has 5 branches which are Henri de Bilt, Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience and Gelderland Frischwaren. The acquisition of Baho Food has enabled OSI Group to expand its business, especially in Europe. OSI Group also acquired the Tyson Foods Plant in June 2016. Based in Chicago, the company made different meals for the industry of hospitality. Tyson Foods Plant made items such as crepes, meatballs, soup, omelets, sauces, tempura, as well as chicken bleu.
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