OSI Group: History of a company built through good leadership

In 1909, the journey towards the creation of the largest food producer in the world began. OSI Industries started its growth journey as a butcher shop. One century later, it is has attained the rank of not only a top business in the food business but also a top business in the world. OSI is ranked number $58 by the Forbes. It has a valuation of $6.1 billion meaning that the butcher shop it once was has changed drastically.

OSI Industries is now a leading business due to the commitment of the leaders it has had. The leadership has been very supportive of the growth. The founder of the company was known as Otto Kolschoswsky and it his dedication that finally brought as to the OSI we know today. He did very well in transforming the butcher shop into a wholesale business that later took a turn as a family-owned food business.

Otto & Sons was the name of this company before the transformation it underwent later in the 1970s. Otto & Sons became a prominent regional business after getting into a deal with the newly established McDonald’s. It is the McDonald’s which opened floodgates of success for this company. In the 1950s, businesses started picking up for Otto & Sons after they got a deal to supply hamburgers to the McDonald’s. As it would turn out in the next few years, this was the best business decision the owners made. McDonald’s started picking and was opening restaurant left right and center. The business model was accepted in many areas, and now it was up to OSI Industries to meet the demand that was coming from their client.

The demand was massive such that OSI was forced to build a food production plant that would only supply to the McDonald’s.

In the 1970ss’ the two sons of Otto-Arthur and Harry were in charge of the business. They however could not manage to lead it further, especially when pursuing international expansion. They brought in another partner known as Sheldon Lavin to help them manage it appropriately. Lavin was the one handling capitalization needs of the company as it expanded its operations. The former banker is today the chairman and CEO of the company. His role in the success of this company is vital. When other partners left the company, he stayed on and built it to be the multinational business it is today.

The World Leading Food Provider: OSI Food Solutions. OSI Foods Solutions is an award-winning food provider. The firm employs modern technology to produce quality products that are fit for human consumption. In 2016, the company received the prestigious Gl

OSI Foods Solutions is an award-winning food provider. The firm employs modern technology to produce quality products that are fit for human consumption. In 2016, the company received the prestigious Globe of Honor Award. The recognition was from the British Safety Council. According to the organizers of the event, the food provider had made good efforts to conserve the environment. The ceremony took place at Drapers’ Hall, London. There were other 17 organizations that also received awards for contributing towards a sustainable environment. The chairperson of the British Safety Council congratulated OSI Food Solutions for winning the award. OSI’s Environmental manager, Kelly Grimwood, received the award on behalf of the firm.

The chief executive of OSI Foods Solutions urged organizations to embrace good leadership as it would lead to better performance. According to him, some firms have put in place laws on environmental conservation but the stakeholders have not been committed to their implementation. The food provider was also awarded in 2013 and 2015. The organization’s UK plant has been operating for more than two decades. The main products of the plant include beef and pork. The main customers come from the hospitality industry. According to the president of the OSI Food Solutions, David McDonald, the acquisition aimed to increase the firm’s market in Europe. The two firms were in a better position to meet the changing needs of the customers.

Baho Food operates in both Germany and the Netherlands. Its subsidiaries serve 18 countries in Europe. According to the agreement between Baho Food and OSI Food Solutions, the management of Baho Food was to remain intact. The leadership of both firms was to work together in the achievement of the common goals. One of the representatives of Baho Food expressed his excitement due to the new partnership. He was optimistic that the two companies would benefit from it. One of the main factors for the consistent growth of OSI food Solutions is the adoption of customer-oriented strategies. The firm values the customers and this has led to the increase in the customer base over the years.