The Transition of Otto & Sons To OSI Group

OSI Group is a successful American company that supplies food products to various clients in the world. The OSI Group started as a corner butcher shop that was owned a German immigrant known as Otto. The Otto & Sons Butcher Shop started attracting a lot of loyal customers by supplying quality meat products at all times. The butchery was first opened in the year 1909 by the family of Otto Kolschosky in Illinois. After running the shop for more than a decade the family decided to expand their business by being a retail supplier of meat in areas around Chicago. After expanding, Otto & Sons butcher shop was shifted to Maywood because it was a central point for pointing up a retail butcher shop.

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The Transition on Otto & sons into ISO Group

After operating for more than four decades, Otto & Sons was approached by Ray Kroc who had recently opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in Illinois. Ray Kroc entered into a deal with the Otto & Sons butchery shop to be among the four suppliers who were supplying his restaurant with quality fresh meat. The deal between Otto & Sons and Ray Kroc when Cryogenic food processing, a way of keeping food fresh at all times using nitrogen liquid, was invented in the year 1960.

Otto & Sons started expanding its business in 1973 when it launched its first meat plant that produced high- volume of meat in Chicago. Since its primary client was McDonald at the time, it also opened another unit that was meant to supply all other clients with fresh and quality beef known as Glenmark. When the business had started picking up and gaining more clients all over the United States, Otto & Sons changed the name of their company to OSI Group. On the other side, the Glenmark had started supplying thousands of clients with fresh protein products and the unit was later sold to Best Chicago Meat Company. After some few years, OSI Group also started extending its market globally. The company currently have 8 factories that already operating in China and two others that are under construction.

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