The OSI Group has a reputation that has been built over many decades. The company originated from humble beginnings. It was founded by a German immigrant who had a vision for what the distribution industry could be. Otto Kolsckowsky started with a meat market in the early nineteen hundreds. He soon develop his company into a distribution outlet that provided meat to local food businesses around the area. He called it Otto and Sons. They began in Oak Park, Illinois and soon branched out to other regions around the state.
When McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc was looking to open a restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, he reached out to Otto and Sons to supply meat to his operation. The business relationship between McDonald’s and Otto and Sons was very successful. The meat distributor understood that they were dealing with an innovative organization. They would have to maintain a similar level of creativity in order to secure there situation. Otto and Sons introduced new business ideas such as cryogenic freezing and the patty cutting machine. Cryogenic freezing and liquid nitrogen tunnels gave Otto and Sons the ability to store large amounts of meat and maintain product freshness.
This appealed to McDonald’s who had a growing need for supply and was relying on several distributors to get them what they needed. The patty cutting machine enable Otto and Sons to provide McDonald’s with a ready-made product on delivery. Business moves such as this endeared Otto and Sons to Ray Kroc. They eventually became the exclusive distributor of meat to the McDonald’s organization.
Otto and Sons changed their name to OSI Industries in 1975. The company continues to grow and provide opportunity to anyone who is looking to work for a progressive organization. It has hiring post in areas such as Germany, the UK, Poland, Hungary, Asia-Pacific and the United States. The company is dedicated to bringing in diversity in order to remain at the cutting edge of its particular industry.
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