OSI Group, the 58th largest private company in the United States, was founded in 1909. The company has gone through a few name changes over the years, before being named OSI Group in 1975. One of the largest events in the company’s history was in 1955 when Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, chose them as the supplier of McDonald’s ground beef patties. While supplying McDonald’s became OSI Group’s main business, they have since expanded to supplying food products to companies around the world.
Today OSI Group has expanded well beyond just supplying ground beef patties. They supply custom food products that includes all types of meats, vegetables, fruits, and other proteins. They are able to supply for each clients unique needs whether it’s for breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. OSI Group is one of the top 100 food companies in the United States. OSI Group was recognized by Food Engineering in their annual list as #66 in their annual Top 100 Food Companies ranking. The ranking is based on the company’s trust, transparency, putting the customer first, health, and meat quality.
OSI Group has acquired a number of companies over the years. As an example August 2016 they acquired Baho Foods. David McDonald, the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, stated that the acquisition of Baho Foods gives his company a broader presence in Europe. He went on to say that what Baho Foods supplies to its clients dovetails very well with what OSI Group supplies, as well as expanding on OSI Group’s offerings and capabilities.
In December 2016 OSI Group also acquired the UK company Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe is a supplier of sous vide dishes, frozen poultry, pies, sauces, and dressings. As Flagship Europe supplies companies throughout Europe, and has 60 facilities in 16 countries, this acquisition has also helped OSI Group expand its European presence. This acquisition is expected to open up new opportunities for OSI Group and strengthen their marketplace position.
Also in December 2016, OSI Group was honored by the British Safety Council with their Globe Of Honour Award for 2016. This illustrious reward is given for outstanding management of environmental risk. In order to obtain the reward, a company needs to obtain the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s environmental audit from August of the prior year to July of the current one. OSI Group also won this reward in 2013 as well as 2015.