How OSI Group Grew Into A Worldwide Food Processor

Global processed food giant OSI Group was founded in 1909 in Oak Park, Illinois, as a processed meat market.

Since that time OSI Group, now headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, has grown into a privately held company that has offices and facilities in 17 countries around the world and employs more than 20,000 people. The company is led by their Chief Executive Officer, Sheldon Lavin.

OSI Group processes food that is sold in restaurants and in grocery stores as their private label brand. In addition to various types of processed meat, OSI Group also supplies fruits, vegetables, pizzas, fish, and other products. The company has 65 facilities that process food which are located in several places around the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia.

In 2016 OSI Group was recognized by the British Safety Council due to their excellent management of environmental risks. The company was awarded the illustrious Globe of Honour Award which was given to only 18 companies that year. To achieve the award a company has to earn five out of five stars in the environmental management audit that the British Safety Council performs. Additionally, the company must show an independent panel of experts that they have stringent environmental practices in every area of their business.

With annual revenue of $6.1 billion, OSI Group is the 58th largest private company in the United States. A lot of this success is credited to CEO Sheldon Lavin who joined the company in 1975 and grew the company from a regional player to a global brand.

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