OSI Group, a world leader in the processing and distribution of food products

OSI Group is an international privately-owned meat processing company that serves both the retail and foodservice sector with high-quality products. The headquarters of the company are in Aurora, Illinois. When most established supermarkets and restaurants think of purchasing inventory, their first option is always OSI Group. OSI Group is an important resource in the food industry. The company is currently in operation in 17 different countries under the governance of their CEO Sheldon Lavin and company President David McDonald.

The company envisions world dominance in the food sector. The roots of the company can be traced to 1909, when Otto Kolschowsky started a meat outlet in Oak Park, Illinois. He later expanded the business to Maywood. In 1928, the company’s name was changed to Otto & Sons. The company had established a name for itself as a supplier of quality meats. The company is known to have aided in growing McDonald’s since they were one of the four meat suppliers to all McDonald’s outlets from 1955. In 1975, the company became the exclusive meat supplier to McDonald’s. Very few companies can remain market leaders for the number of years OSI Group has. The secret behind their success according to David McDonald is their engagement with the local consumer base. The company also ensures that during the manufacturing of all their products, the finished items are responsive to the cultural needs of their customers. The company has invested heavily to ensure they meet all the needs of their customers.

The most recent OSI Group acquisitions were the purchase of controlling stake at Baho Food. Baho Food is a Dutch company that provided food products to 18 European countries. OSI Group aims at ramping up production to further increase sales. Apart from Baho Food, OSI also owns Flagship Europe, a European company that deals with producing frozen pies, poultry, and condiments. OSI Group’s operations that brought about the success of the company are to be emulated in the running of Flagship Europe to generate new business opportunities in the European continent. OSI Group also has business in Spain and Germany.

Apart from international expansions, OSI Group also extends market dominance locally. The company recently purchased a food processing plant in Chicago that was owned by Tyson Foods at $7.4 million. The plant was facing imminent closure due to high operational costs. For more info about us: https://www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/ click here.

All OSI Group business operations use the latest technologies to ensure the safety and quality of food are maintained. They use metal detectors and X-Ray equipment to ensure foreign objects are eliminated in the production process. The commitment to the production of high-quality foodstuffs has ensured OSI Group maintains its position as a market leader.

A Look At David McDonald’s Leadership Role At OSI Group

After owner and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin the top executive at OSI Group LLC is David McDonald. He is the company’s president as well as its chief operating officer. He joined the company 30 years ago after having graduated from college. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1987 from Iowa State University where he majored in animal science. OSI Group is a privately held food processing company which is based just outside of Chicago, Illinois. For more info about us: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/david-mcdonald-7#/entity click here.

While David McDonald has been with OSI Group he has played a big part in the growth of the company. Before the 1980’s OSI Group only sold their products domestically and were primarily selling ground beef products. They expanded into Europe in the 1980s and started selling more products such as processed fruits and vegetables. In the 1990s they expanded into Asia. Nowadays they sell a huge variety of processed foods including seafood, chicken, beef, sauces, dressings, pizzas, and others.

In 2016, OSI Group made two large acquisitions in Europe. One of these was Baho Food which was a convenience food manufacturer in Denmark. The purchase of this company not only provided OSI Group with more manufacturing plant but it also expanded the scope of what they offer. When discussing the deal David McDonald talked about how what Baho Foods offered was a great compliment to what his company provided to their clients. He also said that the acquisition increased his company’s presence in Europe and allowed them to expand into additional countries, especially Eastern Europe.

The other big 2016 acquisition that David McDonald played a key role in completing was that of Flagship Europe in the UK. Similar to Baho Foods purchase this one allowed OSI Group to expand its presence and processed foods offerings. When offering a statement on the purchase, David McDonald said that it would help his company meet the changing needs of their customers in the years ahead.