We strive for excellence in all
aspects of food production.


ABOUT US

Turosi is a privately owned, leading food manufacturer and supplier of fresh poultry and prepared food solutions.

Turosi is a result of a merger between two family companies with like-minded values and future goals. Each party has a long standing reputation for producing food products to the highest quality standards.

As one of Australia’s largest food manufacturers, we are strongly committed to delivering safe products of a consistently high quality along with exemplary customer service.

As well as operating a number of food manufacturing facilities located around Australia, Turosi is also one of Australia’s largest producers of poultry. Turosi is a vertically integrated business covering every stage from the farm to the plate.

Turosi is an equal opportunity employer, employing in excess of 1200 people over 20 sites, along with thousands of contractors and support services, including over 100 farmers contracted to raise chickens for Turosi.

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OUR JOURNEY SO FAR


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”

OSI Foods began its story as a humble butcher shop (Otto & Sons) in Chicago, Illinois in 1909. Founded by German Immigrant Otto Kolschowsky, the business quickly developed a reputation for the quality of its products and service. Having been successful in supplying meat to the locals, the small company soon opened new branches in the surrounding areas.

Otto & Sons’ big break occurred when it became the trusted local supplier of beef patties to McDonald’s in 1955. Supplying beef to McDonald’s restaurants very soon became their main business and by 1973, a facility solely dedicated to McDonald’s was opened in West Chicago, Illinois.

In 1975, the company changed its name to OSI Industries. It served as an exclusive supplier to McDonald’s, and grew in size and prosperity as McDonald’s expanded geographically. More than a century later, OSI is still a major supplier to McDonalds worldwide and remains one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

1909


Otto & Sons


1955 - 1973


Otto & Sons’ big break occurred when it became the trusted local supplier of beef patties to McDonald’s in 1955.


The company changed its name to OSI Industries.


To fulfill its mission of becoming a global food manufacturer and supplier, OSI now has more than 65 facilities and employees 20,000 in 17 countries, including Australia.
In a similar fashion, Sam Cuteri, founder of Turi Foods, left his home in Italy in 1967 in search of opportunity. As a 19 year old, with all his worldly possessions packed into his suitcase, he travelled to Australia by ship. Not long after arriving in Melbourne, Sam landed his first job with a small chicken processor.

Despite having no experience in the industry, Sam gathered all the knowledge he could and after returning briefly to Italy in 1969 to marry his fiancée, Maria, the couple set up a permanent home in Melbourne and made plans to start their own business. By 1976, they had rented a small shed in South Morang, north of Melbourne, and began processing 300 chickens per week by hand.

With a reputation for personalised service and a premium quality product, the business grew rapidly and the young couple found themselves having to employ more people and move premises to accommodate for this expansion. In 1992, a purpose built processing plant was commissioned bringing the European method of ‘Air Chilling’ to Australia. This unique processing method remains a point of difference for the business today.

1967


Cuteri family commission new factory at Norwich Avenue, Thomastown, 1978

1976


By 1976, they had rented a small shed in South Morang and began processing 300 chickens per
week by hand.


Throughout the growth phase, the business strategy focused on becoming fully self-sufficient and vertically integrated. A huge step towards this was taken in 1998 when a decision was made to commence growing live birds, with another milestone being reached in 2009 and 2013 with the acquisition of Golden Farms and farming assets, giving the business it’s breeder and hatching facilities.

First Processing Room, South Morang, Victoria, 1976


1992


A purpose built processing plant was commissioned bringing the European method of ‘Air Chilling’ to Australia.

2018


In 2018, an opportunity presented itself which aligned with the Cuteri family’s vision for the future. As a result, a decision was made to enter into a merger with a like-minded company, OSI International Foods (Australia). Each an expert in their own field, this merger satisfies the longer term shared goal of the two entities to become one of Australia’s leading food manufacturers.


At the heart of our organisation, and in line with our core values, is the desire to do our part for the community. We consider our community and its residents to be an integral part of our business.

Turosi Giving is the philanthropic arm of Turosi and is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).

The purpose of our charity work is to relieve the burden resulting from sickness, poverty, disability and other misfortune, with a particular focus on children.


Our vision is an organisation where ‘giving’ is firmly
embedded into its culture.

Our mission is to present opportunities to our employees where they can actively contribute towards improving the lives of children. We will inspire our members to take part in programs which will not only benefit children but enrich their own lives in the process.

Turosi Giving is built on the premise that there is power in numbers; that a small contribution made by many people can make a considerable difference to those in need when we work together towards a common goal.

Turosi Giving is managed and run by a Committee comprised of passionate employees of Turosi. They are responsible for the day to day operations of the charity, representing the views of their co-workers, and ensuring all staff are provided the same opportunity to participate in activities. Committee members work in all levels of the company from senior management to the production floor.

Since 2011, we have assisted many charities, both locally and abroad, and have provided support and relief to many people in genuine need of help.

Our employees and business partners have experienced first-hand the rewards that come from giving to those less fortunate.





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