The Continuous Growth of OSI Group

OSI Group is a food processing company. It started as Otto Kolschwsky meat market in 1909. In 2004 it changed its name from OSI Industries to OSI Group, LLC. The company supplies food products such as pizza, bacon, beef, and pork to retail brands and food service industries. With revenue of $6.1, it ranks number 63 among America’s largest private companies in 2018. Its headquarters are located in Illinois.

OSI group has grown tremendously making inroads in Europe and China. Currently, it has over 20,000 employees in its 65 branches spread across 17 countries. With global expansion, it is venturing into non-meat products. In 2016, it acquired Creative Foods Europe. Similarly, it bought Baho food which is a Dutch company that specializes in deli meats and snacks. In the same year, OSI food was presented with Honour awards for exemplary management of environmental risk from the British safety council. The company also received Globe of honor in 2013 and 2015 which is yet another prestigious award. Read more about OSI at Glassdoor

The company performance has excelled under the leadership of David McDonald. He is the President and chief executive officer of the group. David has played a significant role in the growth and success of OSI Industries by establishing more branches. When he started his job at OSI Industries as a project manager, David was working as the Chairman of North America Meat Institute. David McDonald majored in Animal science in college.

OSI group Overseas Branches

Thanks to companies’ acquisition and opening more branches OSI group has been able to increase its capabilities and serve the evolving needs of customers. For instance, OSI group Spain has doubled chicken production reaching a total of 45,000 tons of chicken, beef and pork products. Baho serves customers in 18 European countries through its five subsidiaries. Hence OSI Industries now has a better presence in the European market. Similarly, under the tenure of David McDonald, OSI group has established 10 branches in China which deal with poultry.


Osi group has positioned itself as an exemplary company through best practices in food solutions. It has also established a close relationship with customers hence experiencing massive success. With a strong heritage in service, innovation and quality OSI group is set to be even a bigger company with branches across the world.



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