OSI Group LLC, A World Class Food Processing Enterprise
OSI Industries, formerly Otto & Sons, a family-owned meat market and butcher shop company founded in 1909 in Aurora, Illinois. In 2004, OSI Industries was renamed OSI Group, LLC and have grown into a multi-billion-dollar food processing company with 60 state-of-the-art production facilities and 20,000 employees in 17 countries with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific county.
OSI Group, LLC becoming a world-class food processing enterprise was the vision of Sheldon Lavin, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, LLC back in 1970. OSI ranked #58 in the 2017 Forbes List of America’s Largest Private Companies. In 2016, OSI won the impressive Globe of Honour award from the British Safety Council, escalating their foothold in the European Market. The current expansion in Toledo, Spain added a high capacity production line, doubling its chicken production and creating additional jobs.
OSI Group, LLC attributes a facet of its success from hiring individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are result-oriented with a “can-do” attitude and thrives working in a team environment. When Sheldon Lavin became the Chairman and CEO, he created this unique entrepreneurship culture because he believed that everyone can make a difference. OSI Group, LLC rules and regulations, strategies, and responsibilities as well as budgetary limits are enforced, but through the years, operating as a family-owned entrepreneurial company has become their best practice.
In 2016, OSI Food Solutions UK won the prestigious Globe of Honour award given by the British Safety Council. The award is significant to OSI because it’s given exclusively to companies who display an exceptional management of environmental risks. To be considered for this award, companies must previously have achieved a five-star status from the British Council’s environmental management audits and have demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they have implemented an excellent environmental risk management from the factory floor to the boardroom. OSI previously won the Globe of Honour in 2013 and 2015.
OSI recently expanded their Toledo, Spain chicken production line doubling from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons with a maximum capacity of 45,000 tons creating 20 additional jobs. The expansion was in response to a high demand for chicken in Spain and Portugal seeing an 8% growth in demand the past three years.
OSI Group, LLC is confident in their future through securing talented leaders and continued profitable growth positioning OSI a lasting world class food processing enterprise for years to come.
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