OSI Group is a private meat processing company established in 1909 at Chicago, Illinois by a German immigrant Otto Kolschwsky. The company’s first location was in Oak Park, but the business was moved to Maywood, Chicago in 1917. Years later, the firm changed its name from Otto & Sons to OSI Group.
For decades, OSI Group has grown and has hired many employees. Its growth has also been observed in endeavors such as the acquisition of Baho Foods and expansion of the business to China.
OSI Group’s major clients include MacDonald’s, Starbucks, and Subway. The company has also received various awards for excelling in service provision and environmental management. For example, OSI Solutions received the internationally recognized Globe of Honour Accolade.
Careers at OSI Group
OSI Group has branches scattered across the globe. Therefore, the company hires thousands of employees to assist in the day-to-day activities of the company. This U.S-based company has approximately 20,000 staff members who enable the company raise about $6 billion worth of revenue on a yearly basis.
In 2016, OSI Group was involved in the mass recruitment of staff members, ranging from sanitation managers, plant controllers, accountants, to safety specialists.
Acquisition of Baho Foods
In 2016, OSI Group bought Baho Foods, a food processing company with plants in Netherlands and Germany. This step by OSI Group was viewed as a major milestone in expanding the company’s product portfolio. It was also seen as an avenue for OSI Group to broaden its mandate to accommodate its growth.
Baho foods is a company that has been in existence for over six decades and has over the years built itself into one of leading meat processing businesses in Europe. It has five other companies namely Q Smart, Bakx Foods, Vital Convenience, and Gelderland Frischwaren.
According to John Balvers, the managing director of Baho Foods, the company’s employees will retain their jobs, but they will be working under OSI Group leaders. In a press release to announce the sale of Baho Foods, Balvers expressed his excitement and zeal to work with OSI Group. In his statement, he explained that this merger would help them expand the market for their products in Europe and beyond. Acquisition of Baho Foods will also accelerate the OSI Group growth and recognition.