Why OSI Group Buys Companies Across Chicago And Europe

When it comes to processing beef, poultry, fish and other delicious meats few companies have met the taste and production standards of OSI Group.

OSI Group is one of the world’s largest distributors in the meat market and they’ve maintained their success through remaining true to company values. They’ve also acquired several other distribution companies and processing centers over the last few years including Tyson Food Plant, Baho Food and Flagship Europe.

Tyson Food Plant was struggling to keep its south Chicago factory open this last year and its workers were being told they’d have to look for other jobs soon, but OSI Group decided to purchase the plant and told all the workers they could remain if they wished. OSI Group’s acquisition of Baho Food also allowed several factories across France and the Netherlands to remain open and Baho now can supply even more chain markets and restaurants. Flagship Europe was grateful for the acquisition by OSI Group which has allowed them to keep their brand name and will leave CEO Russell Maddock to manage the company as well.

OSI Group has changed in size and scope over the years but they strive to treat every employee as part of their family. This is because they started as a family company run by Otto Kolschowsky who together with his sons turned a small butcher shop into a prominent meat processing and prepared foods company. OSI Group was one of the first McDonalds restaurant suppliers, but they’ve now expanded to include Pizza Hut, KFC, Wendy’s and many others. They have built operations reaching all the way from Chicago to China.