OSI Industries is one of the largest providers of food in the entire world. They have around 20,000 employees and have 65 different facilities in 17 countries! The founder of the company, Otto Kolschowsky, was one of the members of the German immigrant population in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. In 1909, he open his first butcher shop and retail meat market on the West side of the city. He did well and after about 10 years, he was able to bring his business into the wholesale side of things. In 1928, the family business was renamed Otto & Sons. They were a stable business for many years afterwards.
Over the next 2 decades, Otto & Sons transformed into OSI Industries. They needed to make sure they offered the best products, especially since they were the hamburger supplier of McDonald’s. In the 1970s, new technology started coming out and they were able to improve their business and the services they could offer. As of May 2018, OSI Industries merged with Turi Foods. Together they created Turosi Pty Ltd. This merger will incorporate Turi’s knowledge of Australian poultry farming and OSI’s size and reach.
This means the new merger can offer several different products from both ends. Both companies will be continuing running their plants in Thomastown and Geelong, while other materials will be process in Broadmeadows, Eagle Farm, and Blacktown. Turi is one of the biggest companies that offer poultry, so teaming up with OSI Industries is a huge step forward. Not only do they supply to supermarkets, but they also supply to butcher shops and restaurants. The businesses will be working together to come up with new services and try to expand the company even further than it already is. People from both companies are very excited and confident of the successes that are sure to come.