Our Past, Present, and Future

In 1973, a group of business owners and city leaders in Osborne, Kansas, launched a small manufacturing company called Osborne Industries, Inc. Their mission was to preserve the rural area by providing additional employment opportunities in north central Kansas.

The first Osborne manufacturing facility was housed in the 4-H building at the county fairgrounds and involved the hand processing of one product: the Stanfield heat pad. By 1976, Osborne developed a closed plastic molding process, later known as Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), and launched the development of a new low-cost method of Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) in 1993. Our diversity of products ranges from OEM industrial components across multiple industries to computer-driven automated swine management systems and other livestock management equipment.

Today, 50 years since its incorporation, Osborne Industries employs about 100 residents of north central Kansas and is 100% employee owned, serving customers and distributors around the world in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, and more. We look forward to serving our customers for the next 50 years and beyond.


Our Mission, Vision, and Values

The graphic below illustrates the Mission, Vision, and Values of Osborne Industries:

Osborne’s vision – or what we strive to be – is to be profitable and technology-driven in the pursuit of customer satisfaction and employee excellence while preserving our rural heritage.

Osborne’s mission – or who we are and what we do – is to provide innovative livestock equipment and custom thermoset-molded OEM products to benefit our customers, employee owners, and community.

Osborne’s values – or what we believe – are Innovation Driven, Integrity & Trust, Financial Stability, Customer Satisfaction, Quality Focused, and Employee Focused.

Mission Statement

For more information about Osborne’s history and mission, please visit our Corporate Website.


Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System

Osborne’s commitment to quality is next to none. Our team of employee owners continually strives to ensure every product or service we sell meets or exceeds our customers’ expectations. At Osborne, we firmly believe that our products must provide efficient, trouble-free service and stand the test of time.

Over our 50-year history, we have developed the tools and checks necessary to ensure that we are delivering the best quality products to our customers. Our company-developed internal Quality Management System (QMS) has maintained certification according to ISO standards since October 2000.

View our ISO 9001 Certificate.


Our Quality Equipment Made in the USA

Osborne is proud to be 100% Employee Owned and 100% American Made. All of our manufacturing is completed in rural north central Kansas by a dedicated team of employee owners who possess a strong work ethic and the best Midwestern values. Many of our competitors import manufactured products from countries like China to save on costs, but these savings cannot outweigh the benefits of domestic production, including:

  • Shorter lead times
  • Lower shipping costs
  • Less complex supply chains
  • Easier management and logistics
  • Great quality control

By choosing Osborne equipment, you’re supporting the American worker.  Learn more about our Made in the USA products or Contact Us to learn more about what we have to offer you and your farm.