When Otto Kolschowsky moved to the United States from Germany in 1909, he decided to start a small meat market on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. The meat market moved once and changed the name to Otto and Sons. Within a decade they were known for producing some of the highest quality meat in the region. Little did they know that was just the beginning of their budding business.
In 1955 they partnered with Ray Kroc to provide him with meat for a restaurant he was bringing to life in Des Plaines, Illinois named McDonald’s. Eighteen years later the company opened its first meat plant in order to help provide the high production needed to accommodate the ever-growing restaurant.
Twenty years after partnering with Mr. Kroc, they changed their name to OSI Food Solutions with the O and the S to remind them of their past. A part of the name change, though, helped them to focus on the future. Since the change, they have been able to work with other corporations to help them achieve their goals as well. For example, the partnered with Alaska Milk Corporation and the General Mills Corporation to form GenOSI, which processes and ships foods within the Philippines. They also have locations in China and Inda as well.
Seeing how quickly they were changing into a food phenomenon, they opened the Culinary Innovation Center in Aurora, Illinois back in 2011.
They have taken a meat company and, through hard work and excellent ideas, now have the ability to help many food corporations expand their ideas by working alongside OSI Food Solutions. In doing so, these companies are able to get high-quality foods at a low cost.
This has happened at a rate that was congruent with the rate the market was growing as well, allowing OSI Food Solutions to create a product for almost any tastebud and any lifestyle. This means the company is seeing a growth that is unparallel to companies that were in the same niche as them from the beginning. Smart choices and hard work down the line has given humans more of a peace of mind thanks to OSI Food Solutions!