OSI Group is making a strong presence in Australia. Dave McDonald and his team have secured a merger with Turi Foods. Turi Foods is an Australian company that works in the same capacity as OSI. Tori Foods operates in Thomastown Victoria Australia and has multiple facilities within the state. It is a food supplier to Quick Service restaurants, specialty chicken retailers, supermarkets and butcher shops throughout the area.
OSI Group has been working with food organizations for decades. Both OSI leadership and Turi Foods Management are pleased with the merger and expect a smooth transition. Turi Foods will operate in the same capacity as before and look to gain from the assistance of the OSI team.
OSI Group has been in existence for over a century. The company was family-owned from the beginning. A German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky founded OSI as a meat market in the early 1900’s. He called his company Otto and Sons and ran it with his family. Otto and Sons began a relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950’s.
Otto and Sons gained great favor with the McDonald’s Corporation. Soon they were selected to be the number one meat supplier to the growing restaurant chain. Otto and Sons had the opportunity to build a cutting-edge facility to accommodate McDonald’s.
In the 1960’s Otto and Sons changed its name to OSI Group. It began to conduct business on an international level. OSI now has several different high-profile clients including Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and Subway. It has been ranked as high as 58th on the Forbes largest privately-owned companies list.
OSI has plants currently operating throughout the world including the Americas, Europe, the and the Asia-Pacific. There are over 20,000 employees working internationally for OSI to maintain a quality standard throughout the organization. The company is careful to hire the right people and is proud of the fact that there is a very low turnover rate among staff.
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