Goddard Group and LSG Sky Chefs Renew JV Contract
Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Barbados – Goddard Enterprises Ltd. (Goddard) and LSG South America (LSG Sky Chefs) have signed an agreement to renew their existing joint-venture (JV) contract. Under the new agreement, the JV will be extended until September 30, 2035. The JV was founded in 1995 on the basis of a 51 percent shareholding by Goddard and 49 percent by LSG Sky Chefs. Today, it comprises 21 locations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and employs 3,380.
“Our partnership with LSG Sky Chefs has always been trusting and sustainable,” said Stewart Massiah, Divisional General Manager of the Catering Division of Goddard. “Cooperating with the world’s leading inflight service provider gives us access to valuable resources and know-how, which are a great asset in staying at the forefront of our industry and further developing our business”
“The premature extension of our JV is evidence of our mutual respect and fruitful collaboration over the years,” added Erdmann Rauer, Chief Executive Officer of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG. “We highly value Goddard’s strong position in the Caribbean and in Latin America and are confident that this partnership will continue to steadily contribute to our overall success.”
Goddard Enterprises Ltd. is a publicly traded Barbadian company with a varied business portfolio that encompasses interests in the Caribbean as well as Central and South America. The main divisions of business are catering, ground handling, manufacturing, services, finance as well as import distribution. In the 2014 business year, the company achieved consolidated revenues of US-$ 482 million. For more information, please visit www.goddardenterprisesltd.com
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.