OSI Food Solutions: An American Company with Global Impact

OSI Food Solutions is one of the largest providers of custom food products in the world. Meats are the main focus of OSI Food Solutions, providing retailers with high quality products such as meat patties, poultry, and pork. Some popular companies that currently buy produce from OSI Food Solutions includes Subway, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks. This company was founded over 100 years ago in Chicago,IL,by the German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky. Kolschowsky and his sons soon grew their buisness’s reputation by providing high quality meats to different buyers. The company took off in 1955 when McDonald’s choose OSI Food Solutions to be its provider of fresh ground beef patties, and has been expanding ever since then. OSI Food Solutions now operates in 17 different countries, and 65 facilities based across the globe. OSI Food Solutions is continuing to expand in recent years, according to Greg Trotter of the Chicago Tribune, as it recently bought out Tyson Foods for $7.4 million dollars. The Dutch meat firm Baho Chicken was also bought by OSI Food Solutions in 2016, expanding the influence of the company to Germany and the Netherlands. OSI Food Solutions’ presence in Europe increased even more through its’ purchase of Flagship Europe. Although OSI Food Solutions has expanded a great deal over the past few decades, the quality of its provide remains high. Evidence of this is seen in how the British Safety Council granted OSI Food Solutions a Globe of Honour in 2016. In the United States, OSI Food Solutions has been recognized by the National Safety Council of Nebraska for the past 22 years.

The large expansions done by OSI Food Solutions has resulted in the company being able to double its chicken production capacity. This is due to OSI Food Solutions’ decision to invest nearly 20 million dollars into a new facility in Spain. The result of this investment for OSI Food Solutions, according to BNP Media, is the ability to produce 24,000 tons of chicken annually.