OSI Group Beefs-Up Its Expansion Strategy in the Global Meat Processing Market
Food processing companies have revolutionized the food processing systems, storage, and distribution of various food items. OSI Group Inc. is a global premium holding company in the meat processing industry, serving both retail and food service markets.
ISO Group was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowski in Chicago and has since had an impressive reputation among its consumers. Started as a small butcher located in Chicago. It was known as Otto & Sons, U.S.A. Later, its name changed to ISO Industries and then to its current name, ISO Group Inc. in 2004.
The processing company specializes in the production of value-added protein food items, including breakfast products; bacon, hot-dogs, sausages, pork, fish, poultry products, pizza, and cooked beef. Additionally, it also produces dough-based food items. These include sandwiches, smoked products, and kettle.
Today, the company boasts of over 65 branches and partners in a global scope. Its successful growth can be attributed to the company’s Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Lavin. His strategic growth strategy through sustainable and environmentally food processing practices is his main focus to carry on making OSI Group a global meat processing house.
Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group in the 70, as a partner to Otto Kolschowski’s sons while the company was still the chosen supplier to the McDonald’s. Sheldon helped the two sons grow the business to a global brand as McDonald’s continued to expand exponentially. Coming into the 1980s, OSI Group had opened branches in Germany, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, and Austria. In the U.S it opened two more processing plants. There’s more! In the 1990s, it expended their services to Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines.
To revamp its services, the company began venturing into poultry products in several continents, but most notably, the dawn of the new millennium marked the beginning of its acquisition spree. It acquired in Australia. Also, it acquired part of the American Poultry Company (USA). In 2010, the group expanded its beef production to India and Japan.
Ever since its conception in 1909, one thing has remained consistent with ISO Group: Their unfaltering commitment to ensure that their products are the reason for their consumer’s successes.