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 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. www.lsg-group.com