OSI Industries continues to push its influence to international borders. The company acquired Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a Dutch food manufacturer that specializes in a specific areas of food service that OSI does not. The connection will help the company diversify its reach within the market, while establishing a presence in Europe. Baho Foods also has five subsidiary companies that operate in 18 European countries. Members of the Baho Foods team will be invited to work hand-in-hand with OSI leaders in order to maximize the effectiveness of relationship.
Flagship Food Group is another acquisition that OSI Industries is excited about. Flagship Food Group is also based in Europe and offers its own unique client base. The company supplies sous vide equipment and Oliver James pies. They also specialize in sauces and mayonnaise. Flagship Food Group made an acquisition in order to strengthen its presence in the European region. OSI is counting on Flagship Food Group to work with OSI leaders in developing a powerful international presence in Europe.
Tyson Foods was a local acquisition made by OSI. Tyson Foods is a long time Chicago area food manufacturer that was ready to close its doors. There were an estimated 480 jobs to be lost if Tyson Foods shut down for business. OSI’s acquisition of Tyson Foods was able to prevent this unemployment epidemic and maintain hundreds of jobs at Tyson Foods. Many Tyson Foods employees were offered positions in the OSI organization.
OSI began its journey as a meat market in the early 1900s. It was founded by a German immigrant who quickly turned his meat market into a major food manufacturer within the Chicago area. Otto Kolschowsky named his business Otto and Sons. Over the years they developed many different business practices that proved them to be innovators within the industry. By the 1950s Otto Kolschowsky’s son’s were running the business. The children were able to orchestrate a relationship with Ray Kroc, who was the CEO of the McDonald’s Organization. Ray Kroc was looking to expand into the Illinois area and needed a meat supplier that he could count on. Otto and Sons stepped up to the challenge and eventually proved themselves to be a cut above the other meat suppliers that McDonald’s was using at the time. Eventually they were selected to become the primary meat supplier to McDonald’s. This took Otto and Sons to an international level.
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