Critter Controllers

Not All Animals Are The Cutest

Category: Food

09 Jun 2018

Dacid McDonald’s venture into OSI  0

In an interview with Inspirery, David McDonald said that OSI Group makes revenue by processing and provision of food products around the world. He went on note that OSI’s profitability commenced during the firm’s early stages. He further went to say that the market strategy that enables OSI Group to generate new business is that OSI strives to become part of the local culture. He also said that OSI’s success has also been attributed to the creation of valuable partnerships. A statement that is proven by facts throughout OSI’s life with the partnerships made and that have proved to be successful to them. OSI Group releases sustainability report.

Born and raised on a farm in North East Iowa, David McDonald has been on the helm of one of the largest companies in food processing and distribution for than thirty years. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1987 from Iowa State University. He is also a proud recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. His success story in OSI began after finishing his university studies and being able to acquire a position at OSI Industries in Chicago.

Aside from his position as OSI’s current President and COO, he is also privileged to be the chairman of North American Meat Institute. Prior to the current positions he has, he was also an independent director at Malfrig Global Foods.

OSI Group began back when a German immigrant by the name Otto opened up a small butcher to serve his community. After a decade, the business grew into a wholesale venture. The game changer came about when his sons went into a handshake agreement with a gentleman by the name Kroc to be McDonald’s first supplier of fresh beef. Years went on with the partnership growing to the point OSI built up a plant purposively to serve McDonald’s solely. Since then OSI Group under the able leadership of David McDonald to be a pacesetter in food innovation and have its presence in seventeen countries and having a labor capacity of over 20000 employees.

OSI Group also acquired Baho Food in 2016. Baho food is a Dutch company with five subsidiaries which processes meat products for the retail industry and food service. Once asked about the acquisition, David McDonald said that the acquisition would enable OSI to broaden its presence in Europe. He then pointed out that Baho’s products complemented OSI’s strengths and capabilities. According to him, this acquisition would enable them best serve their ever-evolving customer needs.

For details: interview.net/david-mcdonald-osi-group/

27 May 2018

OSI Group Grows With Mcdonalds  0

The roots of the OSI Group start back over a century with Otto Kolschowsky and his small butcher shop in Chicago, Illinois. The was a German immigrant and started his company just 2 years after immigrating to the United States in 1907. By the end of the world war, the business was booming and he began the expansion into the wholesale meat industry. It was eventually rebranded to Otto & Sons in 1928 and his sons became much more involved in the business operations of the company.

The end of World War II saw a lot of changes in the United States and around the world. Suburbs became more popular and a business agreement with the future Chief Executive Officer of Mcdonald’s, Ray Kroc. When Ray Kroc and the sons of Koschowsky, Harry and Arthur, made the deal to supply Ray Kroc with meat for his franchise, he only had one store in Des Plaines, Illinois. When he went on to purchase the entirety of Mcdonalds to become the CEO, it marked a big day in the development of OSI Group. Ray Kroc honored the agreement he had made with the Koshowsky brothers previously and suddenly they were the first choice of meat supplier for all of Mcdonald’s. As their demand grew, they needed to figure out ways to produce a high-quality product at a competitive price in quantities large enough to meet their demands. This is what made the OSI Group what it is today. Through methods like flash freezing, they are able to provide a product that is consistent in every market. OSI Food Solutions UK awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.

The OSI Group has grown to have facilities in 17 countries. There are 20,000 employees at their 65 facilities around the world. They began to expand products to products like hot dogs, sausages, and bacon. In 1975, they became the OSI Group as it is known today. This same year, Sheldon Lavin came onto the company as a partner. Over the years, as Mcdonald’s grew, they grew along with it to be their first choice of supplier to this day. They are one of the largest private companies with a worth of $6.1 billion. Not only do they supply Mcdonalds with their meat, they have also branched off to other areas of the market with their expanded product lines.

For details: www.monster.com/jobs/c-osi-group.aspx

18 May 2018

The Awards from the U.K. Keep Rolling in for OSI Food Solutions:  0

OSI Food Solutions is one of the worlds top suppliers of processed food items to the restaurant and retail industries. The company has a global reach across 17 different international countries and operates over 80 processing facilities worldwide. OSI is known as a world leader in providing custom food solutions but the company is also highly decorated for its outstanding businesses and safety practices. The company has seen numerous awards come to rest on its mantle over its century-plus long existence and recent years have been no exception.

2016 was a huge year for OSI Food solutions in the area of international awards. The first award was presented directly to OSI’s long-time, highly distinguished Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon was presented with India’s Vision World Academy’s World Visionary Award as a recognition of the outstanding achievements he has accomplished over his long and storied entrepreneurial career. This wasn’t the only major accolade that OSI Food Solutions brought home in 2016. The same years, the British Safety Council recognized OSI’s steadfast commitment to operating facilities at the highest standard of environmental sustainability. OSI was awarded the Globe of Honour in this regard. The company also received a prestigious 5-Star rating from the British Safety Council.

2018 has seen OSI Food Solutions come up big again in terms of recognition for its work in the U.K. market. The British Safety Council has once again honored OSI, this time with its prestigious International Safety Award. This award is presented annually to organizations and companies who demonstrate outstanding commitment in the area of safety management. OSI’s head of safety, security and environmental management Ian Hurley expressed his delight with the company receiving this highly sought after award and emphasized how great it feels to once again be recognized by the outstanding people at the British Safety Council.

These recent awards in the British market are a great compliment to the outstanding work that OSI has been putting into the United Kingdom over recent years. The 2014 partnership with beef producer Pickstock as well as the 2016 acquisition of speciality food distributor Flagship Europe have greatly increased OSI’s market value in the U.K. and have set the company up for a bright future in that region of the world moving forward. With the acquisition of Flagship Europe also came a name change as OSI has rebranded the outfit under the name Creative Foods Europe.

For More info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Food_Solutions