Located in the heart of Aurora Illinois, lies the unshaken OSI Group, with a revenue of $6.1 billion. In 2016, OSI Group was ranked position 58 by Forbes Magazine’s America’s largest privately owned firms. So far, the company has more than 20,000 employees in seventeen countries. The company began as a butcher shop in the year 1909, however, through strategic partnership and a visionary leadership, the company has grown to be one of the largest companies around the globe.
OSI Group specializes in meat, and is named the largest meat processing company in the country. The company deals in all types of meat, vegetable and meat products including bacon and sausages. Being a global company, some people may think satisfying customers may be hard. However, OSI Group and its leaders have invested in high end technology to ensure that all their customers get what exactly they want.
Being in the business for more than a hundred years has given OSI Group adequate experience and a command in respect from their competitors. The leaders at OSI Group have a strong understanding of the ways they continue to stay winning. One of the ways is through strategic partnerships and alliances. During its early years, OSI Group partnered with McDonalds as their main supplier. This partnership has since been in existence and the relationship keeps going strong.
In 2016, OSI Group strategically acquired Baho Food Industries. Baho Food Industries is one of the biggest food companies in Netherlands with a strong following in Europe at large. This acquisition was intended to introduce OSI Group across Europe and to continue distributing deli products across the eighteen countries that Baho Food did before.
In their quest to reach European markets, OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe has strong base in Europe, a strategic move for both the companies. With the acquisition, OSI Group hopes to expand and reach more customers across Europe while on the other hand, Flagship Europe intends to use the resources and the technology used by OSI Group in order to increase their customer satisfaction. Through these alliances, OSI Group continue expanding and being one of the biggest employers.