The story Behind OSI Group

Most people feed on the best quality products from OSI Group unknowingly since the company has won the trust of many supermarkets and food suppliers. This international company deals in the production and supply of animal and vegetable products. Read on to get the real gist of this reputable food producer.

The operations of OSI Group LLC

This company sells meat, poultry and vegetable products. These include hot dogs, pizza, and chicken among others. It started as a sole proprietor company, but it has endeavored to open as many branches in the entire globe. It has offices in the United States of America, the broader American continent, Asia especially China, the European like the Baho foods and even South Africa in Africa.

It forward focused food company endeavors to own any profit-making food producer and supplier. If they cannot purchase it then at least partner with the company for business exploits. For example, when Baho foods were about to close its doors, Sheldon Lavin the CEO of OSI Group purchased it and revived it under the full ownership of OSI Group. Baho Food operated in the Netherlands and German with over five branches in these two nations. Sheldon Lavin saw it as the best opportunity to exploit the European market.

The company also bought Tyson foods for about $7.5 million. This company was initially established with over 500 employees. OSI Group retained the employees to continue running the food production under their management. Everybody was free to maintain their current positions at will.

What is the Genesis of this company?

OSI was initially known as Otto and Sons’ company. It was dealing in the supply of hamburgers for the McDonald’s meat processing corporation. It was opened as a meat supply company in 1909. Otto managed this company helped by his sons. Upon his retirement, he left the boys to lead the company, but they could not do it effectively, and hence the company was heading to closure.

OSI Group buys former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago. Otto and sons requested Sheldon Lavin to come and help them in the management. Fast Sheldon declined, but later agreed and took over the leadership of the now internationally owned company.