Construction of New Facility in Auckland, NZ, Begins

April 22, 2013

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – The ground breaking ceremony of the future facility in Auckland on Friday, April 19, marked the beginning of a new era for LSG Sky Chefs’ long-standing operations in New Zealand, and the company’s strategicpartnership with the country’s national airline, Air New Zealand.
LSG Sky Chefs has been providing catering services to Air New Zealand since 1997 and is the airline’s preferred caterer globally. Presently, LSG Sky Chefs serve them at all of their domestic airports and in major hubs around the world, such as London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.
In 2012, LSG Sky Chefs agreed on a long-term Service Agreement and a Design, Build and Lease Agreement for the construction of the new facility, which will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology that will allow the company to apply lean and efficient processes for the benefit of both companies.
“Air New Zealand has a reputation as a leader in serving fresh, delicious, quality onboard cuisine that gets the seal of approval from our customers, who tell us that it adds to their overall enjoyment when flying with us. This is a glowing endorsement and a positive reflection of the hard work performed by LSG Sky Chefs and our Culinary Team,” commented Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand.
“The new processes and technologies will enable us to deliver premium quality products to our valued customer and support them in differentiating and gaining a sustainable competitive edge,” said Walter Gehl, CEO of LSG Sky Chefs.

The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end on-board products and services. These include catering, onboard retail and entertainment, onboard equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s dedication to culinary excellence and expertise in logistics has led to its successful entry into adjacent markets like train services and convenience retail. Its catering activities are marketed under the “LSG Sky Chefs” brand name, through which it delivers 591 million meals a year and is present at 211 airports in 50 countries. In 2015, the companies belonging to the LSG Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 3.0 billion.