OSI Food Solutions is one of the leading producer and distributor of meat processed products in the world. David McDonald heads the Illinois based firm as its chief executive officer. The company’s rich history dates back to 1909 when a German immigrant called Otto Kolschowsky founded it.Due to the high demand for its products, the company moved to Maywood in the year 1917 to satisfy its customers. It was later renamed Otto and Sons in 1928. Since its inception, the firm has consistently grown to establish itself in one of the top 100 companies in the business world. It currently operates in more than 17 nations with 65 facilities under its name.
The first large OSI Food Solutions plant was opened up in Chicago. During the same year, the firm expanded its business by acquiring the Glenmark brand. After securing the huge company profits, the brand was later sold out to Chicago Best Meat in the year 2011.The company joined hands with General Milling Corporation to conceive GenOSI which is a Philippine-based food processing plant. In the year 2002, the firm penetrated the Chinese market and ascertained its dominance by setting up a facility in Beijing. The meat company later opened up Vista Processed Foods in India.OSI Food Solutions also purchased Baho Food. The company based in Holland focuses on deli meats and other food products.
The firm has operational facilities in Netherlands and Germany. In a statement, David McDonald said that Baho Food would broaden its market in Europe. He further added that Baho’s products and high quality brands would complement the company’s processing capabilities.It was however agreed that Baho Food’s managing director, John Balvers would retain his business managerial role together with his team. In June 2016, OSI Food Solutions also purchased the former Tyson Foods. The firm was acquired at the cost of $7.4 million.The company has several facilities distributed across the United States. Most of them have been set up in Chicago, California, and Wisconsin. It also operates in Eastern and Western Europe and Asia. Due to its efforts and successes, it received the British Safety Council Award in 2016.