OSI Group is among the most prominent companies in the industry of food and beverage. It has achieved the prominence by providing its customers with value-added food products. The company offers meals ranging from breakfast, lunch, side dish, desserts, to snacks. Most of its products are protein items such as bacon, hot dogs, pork, raw and processed chicken and pizza just to mention a few.
The Aurora-based company was first established in the year 1909. It was initially known as OSI Industries until the year 2004 when it changed its name to OSI Group. Up to today, the company has employed more than 20,000 employees. In the year 2011, ISO Group was the 136th in the Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. The company has maintained its industry and continued provision of the best quality meat merchandise that is delivered to renowned fast foods chains that have many branches around the globe such as KFC, Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway among others. The result was OSI Group going up to 58th in position in the year 2016.
The capacity of OSI does not rest in producing food products but extend to the acquisition of manufacturing companies. Recently, they acquired Baho Food, a Dutch private company that is involved in processing meat products. Baho Food operates in Germany and Netherlands and has five branch companies namely Gelderland Frischwaren, Henri de Bilt, Bakx Food, Q Smart Life and Vital Convenience. It, therefore, paves the way for OSI to broaden its business, particularly in Europe.
In June 2016, OSI Group also purchased Tyson Foods plant that is based in Chicago. The company initially made various meals for the hospitality industry and other clients in South Side facility. Items made there include omelets, soup, tempura chicken, crepes, soup, meatballs, sauces and chicken bleu. Regarding proximity, Tyson Foods was close to OSI facility in Chicago.
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