One of the largest sectors in the world is the food industry. Every human on the planet must eat to live and thus thousands of food companies have billions of recurring consumers every single day. One of the largest food processors and providers in the world is OSI Industries. It is estimated that the company employs more than twenty thousand people in 17 different countries across the globe.
OSI Industries was originally a small butcher based out of the suburbs of Chicago in the early 20th century. After the second world war, the company, then known as Otto and Sons, made an important business relationship that would quickly catapult them into the forefront of the food industry. Otto and Sons was contracted to be the ground beef provider for the very first McDonald’s franchise in Illinois. As McDonald’s grew into a household name, their original meat supplier continued to expand as well.
OSI Industries was tasked as one of the first food suppliers to provide a consistent and repeatable product over and over again so that customers knew exactly what they were getting from a restaurant. The business heavily invested in technology that could create a high quality product over and over again. This paved the way for the modern food producer to be able to meet the growing needs of consumers. Recently, the Australian branch of the company has merged with Turi Foods which is one of the largest poultry suppliers in the world.
The new company will be called Turosi Pty Ltd, a combination of both company names. Both companies bring industry expertise to the deal that will be mutually beneficial. OSI Industries has recognized the importance of partnering with those in the industry who have a proven track record of meeting customer demands with the highest quality food and the lowest possible prices. The food industry is constantly changing because of changing industry regulations as well as new customer demands. While the future of food is never certain, major food companies can use OSI Industries as a great example for how a business can adapt to changing environments and continue to thrive over time.