OSI Expands Its Reach By Acquiring Tyson Foods

OSI Group is continuing to make moves to strengthen its influence in a very competitive industry. OSI has been at the forefront of food manufacturing for many decades and is expanding its reach across the marketplace by making key acquisitions of influential companies. Mergers with organizations such as Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group will give OSI the presence it desires in the European region. Each of these companies already have strong consumer bases and bring unique skill sets to the arena.

Tyson Foods is a local acquisition that was made by OSI Group. Tyson Foods had been a long time operator in Chicago area. The company had come up against hard times and was looking to close its doors for business. Had Tyson Foods closed there would have been nearly 500 employees out of work. OSI was able to come in and make the purchase for 7.4 million dollars and save these jobs for American workers. Many of the Tyson Foods employees or able to make a lateral move into the OSI organization itself.

The leadership at OSI believes in taking on challenges and has pushed to have operating plants in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the European Realm. The current roster at OSI features 20,000 employees that come from all walks of life. The growth at OSI forces it to have a diverse platform. OSI has been able to accumulate such an interesting workforce by setting up recruiting stations in various areas including Poland, the Asia-Pacific, Germany, the Americas and the United Kingdom. Leaders at OSI are committed to providing a safe and thriving work environment. The company is known for having very little turnover among its ranks.

OSI Group epitomizes the American dream. The company was founded by a German immigrant in the early 1900’s. Otto and Sons was a local meat market in the Chicago area. Otto Kolschowsky ran the business with his children up until the 1950’s. During this time the company developed a working relationship with the McDonald’s corporation. In time Auto and Sons began working solely for McDonald’s and grew as the restaurant chain continued to grow. By the 1960’s the original founders of Otto and Sons has sold their interest and the company became known as OSI Group.

OSI Group is currently an international brand and has working relationships with many other food industry organizations. Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, and Papa John’s Pizza are all clients of the OSI business model. The company provides several different products including ground beef, bacon, hot dogs and poultry.

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