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 onboard products and services for the travel industry. It possesses a strong portfolio of independent expert brands: LSG Sky Chefs (catering and hospitality, including lounges), Retail inMotion (onboard retail), SPIRIANT (onboard equipment) and Evertaste (convenience food). The LSG Group is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, near Frankfurt, Germany. In 2017, its almost 35,000 employees achieved consolidated revenues of EUR 3.2 billion. Additionally, the LSG Group has a rich network of joint ventures and partnerships partners around the globe, employing more than 20,000 staff and generating non-consolidated revenues of EUR 1.3 billion.