The story behind the inception of the Group is exciting and encouraging to entrepreneurs who are at the beginning of their journey in their businesses. To begin with, the group was started as a meat shop by an immigrant who had no future in a foreign state. Though that did not prevent the business from flourishing especially with the commitment that Otto Kolschowsky the founder had, and the vision he had developed. He saw the opportunity that presented itself to provide meat to a growing population mostly those from his home country. Apparently, after ten years the OSI Group had expanded to a wholesale business precisely after the First World War.
With the booming industry, the founder’s sons became part of running the business which now required professional and skilled labor. In that case, the business changed its name to Otto & Sons which depicted a new beginning of the business. With the rapid growth that the business experienced, it reached a point where it would now get into its first partnership. McDonald’s became their preferred choice as they would supply their beef and the fact that both businesses are family owned, it made it easy for them to relate well in terms of business. With these achievements, Otto &Sons rebranded to OSI Group after going global which was after twenty years since inception. Currently, the OSI Group is a prominent food provider worldwide with 65 premises in 17 countries.
With the kind of enormous market that the company serves, it has to have a reliable and professional, and in their case, they have employed 20,000 workers to help handle the business efficiently. With time, the OSI Group also found it fit to have another partner who would handle management and therefore welcomed Sheldon Lavin who joined them in 1975. Being an experienced entrepreneur, Sheldon Lavin oversaw the company go global and become a meat and food processing industry. In that case, the OSI Group has undergone a lot of challenges and changes but has still managed to remain relevant in a market that is flooded. The fact that it has built a brand for itself that has been accepted has helped then survive.