LSG Sky Chefs wins Gold Mercury Award

Unique design and functionality of new in-flight equipment offers a whole range of benefits

March 24, 2005

NEU-ISENBURG – LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s leading provider of quality in-flight catering solutions, has been awarded the Gold Mercury Award in category 3 – "Equipment" – at the IFCA tradeshow in Copenhagen. The Award has been granted for the polypropylene glass rack developed by LSG Sky Chefs Catering Logistics, a 100 % subsidiary of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG. This innovative product, offers not only economical benefits but also excellent handling in operations across the whole in-flight service supply chain. LSG Sky Chefs’ unique design of the glass rack resulted in serviceable and cleaner glasses and avoidance of misloadings, whereas the significant decrease in the chipping-rate of the glassware stands for a quick pay-back time. The patented lightweight construction allows adding a third layer to accommodate taller glasses and makes it more comfortable and safer for flight attendants to handle. Due to the wear-resistant design, airlines will not only save on recurring replacement costs, in some cases up to 50 %, but will also improve quality in application.

The design life of the product has been extended to several years due to the use of PP, which offers increased flexibility, lighter weight and much needed strength to withstand all catering operations. The glass rack is available in both ATLAS and KSSU versions, with full color and logo possibilities.

Since 1996, LSG Sky Chefs’ Equipment Solutions have provided nearly 100 airline partners with a one-stop shop for all their in-flight equipment needs. The company’s team of experts has comprehensive experience covering all aspects of the equipment supply chain including design, sourcing, warehousing, distribution, inventory control and management of in-flight products and equipment.

LSG Sky Chefs is the world’s leading provider of integrated in-flight solutions, including catering, procurement, equipment management and Total In-flight Service Management. LSG Sky Chefs caters 270 airlines from more than 200 customer service centers in 48 countries.

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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.