As it currently stands, the food processing group called OSI Group has supplied food for major global corporations like McDonald’s from the beginning. Having been founded by a few German immigrants in Chicago in the mid twentieth century not far from Ray Kroc’s founding franchise location of McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, Otto and Sons renamed themselves “OSI” in order to take on a more professional name which reflected the growth they were incurring at the time and not resemble and mom and pop shop as much. Now they are located in 17 countries worldwide, with 20,000 employees who take on a family approach to business. The Chief Operating Officer, David McDonald, himself has 6 children with his wife Malinda. After the 1975 name change and change of chief to Sheldon Lavin, the company has experienced massive growth that is undeniable. Visit: http://www.osigroup.com/about-us/company-timeline/
OSI Group McDonalds has expanded into the European and Chinese markets with ease, which they credit in large part to their ability to stay private and not go public over the years, as well as the family approach to business which OSI Group McDonalds has maintained. David is quoted as saying that, “It is important to note that, within OSI, we value family. Our people and our customers are viewed as family. The products that we make should be good enough to serve to our respective families proudly.” And so it is from this family perspective that OSI Group McDonalds has approached local Taiwanese companies in order help better infiltrate the Chinese and other Asiatic markets, as well as the integration into the European markets through the acquisition of the Creative Foods Europe group and Baho Group out of the Netherlands. For more information on OSI Group McDonalds, visit their website at Osigroup.com.