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Where OSI Group McDonalds Are Today

In 1909, a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky opened a little butcher shop in the Oak Park community of Chicago. He used his retail meat market to serve his community, but his business began growing more than expected. Otto took advantage of his popularity and grew his company across the city.

By the end of the First World War, Otto’s store was a major meat supplier throughout the city. After moving operations to another community, he expanded the company into wholesale supplying. Chicago’s thriving immigrant influences made Otto a regional success within ten more years of moving to Maywood.

Near the end of the Second World War, many immigrant businesses began changing their names. Otto rebranded his company as Otto & Sons, also using the opportunity to bring his sons into the company. When he passed the business on to them, they continued growing the company regionally.

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After a few years in charge, the brothers went into business with Ray Kroc. Ray Kroc was a franchise agent working with Richard and Maurice McDonald. With their permission, he opened a restaurant called McDonald’s in Des Plaines, Illinois. The first McDonald’s had hundreds of suppliers, as Kroc needed lots of fresh ground beef.

Otto & Sons was the first supplier he formed a partnership with, creating the OSI Group McDonalds that exists today. After realizing they could never keep up with Kroc’s demand, the brothers invested in cryogenic freezing technology. In 1973, they built a plant solely dedicated to producing products for McDonald’s.

From that point, OSI Group McDonalds grew and expanded as one. As McDonald’s became everyone’s favorite family restaurant, Otto & Sons transformed into OSI Industries. OSI created a separate division that continues supplying McDonald’s, and OSI Group McDonalds became America’s strongest alliance.

Two years after cementing their relationship McDonald’s, the brothers retired and named Sheldon Lavin CEO of OSI Industries. Lavin expanded across 17 countries and opened 65 facilities worldwide, employing over 20,000 employees. Later, David McDonald joined the company as President.

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OSI Food Solutions’ Recent Expansion Explained

OSI Food Solutions is one of the world’s largest producers of meat products. They have operations in Holland, Spain, Australia, the United States, and many more places in Europe.

One of the big acquisition of the last two years was Baho Foods.

The announcement of the acquisition came on August 8th 2017, and was one of many purchases in 2017. The President of OSI Group David McDonald called the purchase an opportunity to further expand their operations in Europe. Baho Foods is based in Holland and produces deli meats, snacks, and other convenience foods.

Baho foods has been around for a long time: 60 years. Baho Foods also has subsidiaries in Germany and the Netherlands, meaning it is a huge purchase of OSI Food Solutions. Five companies come with the purchase including Gelderlad Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, and Bakx Foods.

The managing partner at Baho foods called the purchase a transaction that will accelerate their growth strategy and will help both sides reach their goals.

OSI Food Solutions UK was awarded the Globe of Honour in 2016. The Glove of Honour is given to environmentally minded companies all over the world. Alongside OSI Food Solutions, 17 other companies were given the award that year. Only companies that

The ceremony was held at Drapers’ Hall in London at the end of the year. The award is sanctioned by the British Safety Council.

The award was presented by Mike Robinson, a Chief Executive of the British Safety Council. Kelly Grimwood, the Environmental Manager at the European division of OSI, accepted the award on behalf of the entire company.

OSI Food Solutions also won the Glove of Honour in 2013 and 2015.

David McDonald is the current President and COO of the company. He received a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.

About OSI Food Solutions: www.osieurope.com/en.html