OSI Food Solutions has received so much in the years they have offered their services, even to becoming the world’s largest food suppliers. The company now is responsible for 20,000 employees that have been distributed all over the 65 different facilities in 17 countries. They have even received the ranking in the United States as the largest company that’s privately held. The first time that company came into existence was in 1909, as just a small meat market. The tiny meat shop was located in Oak Park, Illinois. Though the company has not forgotten where it started because the main branch is still located in Oak.
Otto Kolschowsky was the one that founded the company, as he had moved in the United States from Germany. Soon after, he moved the business to the suburb of Maywood, Chicago. The company changed its name in 1934 to Otto & Sons. Over the next decade of the company operation, it started to build a strong reputation because of the quality of meat they were producing. That’s what oversaw other expansion in other areas than the local areas. The first partnership that the company made was in 1955, and it changed a lot. The partnership was with McDonald’s. The partnership meant that needed to have more space to accommodate the orders. By 1973, Otto & Sons opened their first meat plat that was expected to produce the high volume orders.
The plant was located in Chicago, and it dealt with heavy machines that were used to design the meat patties. The name changed again in 1975, and now they were officially known as OSI Food solutions. In 1990, there were several partnerships that the company made that would help get more significant growth. There was the partnership of General Million Corporation and Alaska Milk Corporation that partnered together to fork GenOSI. The partnership meant that it would oversee the shipping of OSI Food Solutions products to the Philippines. They expanded even more in China when there was the OSI China taking place in Beijing. All that OSI Food Solutions hopes to maintain is the standard they have already set in their customers.