The OSI Group is a food processing company based in the United States. The company began in 1909 as a family owned meat market in Oak Park, Illinois and expanded its scope into the wholesale meat trade in 1917. The original name of the company was Otto & Sons and they established themselves as a reputable company known for offering quality meats.
In 1955, the company secured a deal to supply fresh ground beef patties to McDonald’s hamburgers when the first store was opened in Des Plaines, Illinois. The success of the initial business transaction led to a long and prosperous relationship with the hamburger giant and became the company’s main business. McDonald’s cultivated associations with more than 150 fresh beef suppliers, but after cryogenic food processing emerged in the latter part of the 1960’s, OSI parlayed the use of the innovative process into being one of four companies to be McDonald’s fresh ground beef suppliers.
In addition to offering a variety of food products, including hot dogs, sausages, bacon and cooked pork and beef, OSI Group offers its clients custom product creation and manufacturing solutions that meet preferred specifications. The company also helps to develop supply chain capabilities for its clients that not only meets and often exceeds requirements, but also enhance business.
OSI Group takes great pride in being an equal opportunity employer and is always on the lookout for professionals of all levels of experience. The OSI philosophy is each and every person is capable of making a difference and seeks out potential employees who embrace that same philosophy. The company is well aware their future, as well as their continuing success rests on attracting the best and brightest the industry has to offer. OSI provides each employee with the support and encouragement it takes for employees to grow and provide the company with limitless potential.
In 1973, the company established its first high volume meat plant. The plant operated with a patty-forming machine that was specially developed for the industry. The company officially changed its name to OSI Industries in 1975 and served as the exclusive supplier to McDonald’s and grew in size and prosperity as McDonald’s grew and expanded its geographical locations.
As a result of hard work, unique solutions and much forward thinking OSI was listed as the 136th largest private company in America in 2011 by Forbes Magazine. The listing was based on its annual revenue listing of $3 billion.