The OSI Group is a company in the retail and food service that deals explicitly with meat processing beyond national and continental borders. Its headquarters are in Aurora, Illinois in the united states. Its operations are in 17 countries. It normally produces a private label for brands and co packages with major brand names for their customers. Some of the products OSI deals with are meat patties, bacon, fish, pork, poultry, vegetable and dough products. The company was started in 1909 by a German immigrant called Otto Kolschowsky who birthed the company in a car park, Illinois. By 1917, the company earned a good reputation among the locals for supplying good meat. In 1955, McDonald chose Ottoman to be supplying beef patties to the restaurant that it had just set up. From then on, the company has grown exponentially to operate at an international level and eventually in 1975, the company’s name changed to OSI group.
David McDonald is the president of OSI group. He was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. He attended the Iowa State University and graduated as a recipient of the Wallace E. Barron senior award and a degree in animal science. After leaving graduate school, he joined OSI and worked his way up to become the president.
Until recently, the OSI group has devoted resources and extensive planning to double the capacity for chicken in Spain. This is being done in a bid to meet the rapidly growing demand for chicken in the country. David McDonald commented that this expansion would serve as a passageway for OSI to come up with new and innovative products to meet and surpass the needs of the customer. He further commented and was pleased by the fact that this expansion will be able to create jobs for people which will eventually improve their livelihood.
The company has also continued in its expansion by merging with Baho foods in Europe. This was done in a bid to create a stoner presence in the European market and blending with Baho foods will be able to increase their level of expectancy. David McDonald stated that integration with Baho foods would be able to enhance the quality of the meet provided to the consumers. Meanwhile, Baho foods get to keep their employees, but both of the firms’ operations will be integrated to ensure the smooth, cohesive running of them both as one.