Ever since it was founded in 1909 as a Chicago, Illinois meat market, the OSI Group has been known for providing the highest quality products. Today, the company has over 70 production facilities in 17 countries and still has an exemplary reputation for offering its global customers excellent meat, vegetable and dough products. Plus, the OSI Group is a food industry leader when it comes to safe food production methods and environment friendly business activities. These practices have led the British Safety Council to award the OSI Group its Globe of Honor for excellent management practices to mitigate environmental risks in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of the OSI Group. This visionary leader has played a seminal role in the growth of the company into a global food industry leader. He has provided the plan that has made the company a premier global food production and distribution company. Lavin has put the focus of the Aurora, Illinois headquartered company on expansion into markets all over the world. The independently-owned meat, vegetable and dough producing company now has customers in North, South and Central America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Amazingly, the company is able to satisfy these people’s diverse cultural tastes with their food products.
The OSI Group is praised internationally for the efficiency of their operations. Their ability to understand and be sensitive to the specific needs of every segment of their global customer base has played a major role in the company’s success. Add the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and it is easy to see why they have been embraced by a global audience and have received countless awards and accolades. And the growth of the OSI Group continues today. The company is doing major expansion into China, India and the United Kingdom by building facilities, purchasing regional businesses and forming joint ventures with local companies.
OSI Group president David McDonald said one key to the company’s success is because they engage with customers and discuss the dietary solutions they’re seeking. By using their technical resources to provide products the local populations desire, the OSI Group has become very valuable to them. The OSI Group has used their cutting-edge equipment and local management teams to ensure food safety, maintain environmental sustainability and satisfy the culinary desires of their diverse global customer base. This makes the OSI Group a global company that’s local in nature.