In the article, “A century of Innovation at OSI Group”, by gazetteday.com, one learns about how a family-owned business turns into a worldwide corporation. OSI Group, originally known as Otto & Sons, was founded in 1909 by a German immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky, on the west side of Chicago. Surviving the aftermath of both world wars, OSI group, even then, proved to have the necessary formula to maintain stability despite any uncertainty in the economy. In 1955, Kolschowsky partnered with Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s, in what would prove to be a very profitable partnership for both parties involved.
In 1973, Otto & Sons built their first plant dedicated solely for the purpose of supplying McDonald’s products. Five years later, Otto & Sons became OSI Group, a world renown food supplier. Moving forward, OSI developed into one the most successful companies in the world, topping the Forbes list for one of most successful privately owned companies in 2106. Today, OSI Group continues to be a dominant leader in food production throughout the world. “OSI Group’s Spain Plant Doubles Chicken Output with Recent Expansion”, an article by the French Tribune, talks about OSI’s expansion in Spain due to the increase of demand for chicken in Portugal and Spain.
Executives of OSI estimate that the company will soon have the capacity to produce 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork each year. This expansion is also great for the surrounding community, creating more jobs for locals. The renovation of the plant will include a new assembly line, added working space, and a new surveillance system. In addition, OSI purchased a former Tyson plant to expand it’s U.S. production as well. In conclusion, OSI is symbolic of what people consider the “American Dream”. From humble beginnings, this company has grown to become a brand that the world can rely on.