OSI Food Solutions began in Chicago in 1909 as Otto & Sons. Founded by Otto Kolschowsky as a family-run butcher shop and meat market, over a century later it is one of the largest privately held companies in the food industry. Focused on producing and distributing high-quality food products and food solutions to the major food service companies like McDonald’s, and the retail market.
Highlighted for their excellent procedures implemented throughout the company from top to bottom in environmental management, OSI was one of 18 worldwide companies to receive a Globe of Honour in 2016.
With more than 17,000 employed by OSI Food Solutions, it operates over 65 food processing facilities worldwide. The ever-growing demand for chicken on the menu at restaurants in the US and across the world has led OSI Food Solutions to double its production capabilities in order to meet this demand.
By acquiring the Dutch company Baho Food, OSI has expanded its ability to reach its goals in providing Europe with better and faster distribution of food products. With the purchase of Baho Food, it also acquired food processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany enlarging their European market to meet customer requirements.
OSI Food Solutions also has acquired a former Tyson Food plant in Chicago and Flagship Europe. The latter company served the United Kingdom distributing and producing frozen foods like chicken and pie products for the foodservice industry. By continually looking for opportunities to make service to their consumers a reliable and environmentally sound experience, OSI stays a favorite as a provider in the global food market.
By offering to process, to customer specifications, not only meats but fruits, vegetables and other proteins, the team at OSI Food Solutions is one of America’s top 100 food service companies. Meeting customer expectations and unique requests are what OSI delivers, with the quality and respect for the environment that Americans demand. The team at OSI strive to keep delivering top quality products to feed the world.