SPIRIANT opens Middle East Branch in DAFZ, UAE

Prime Platform for Business Development in the Middle East and Africa

June 23, 2014

Dubai, UAE / Neu-Isenburg, Germany –- Today, SPIRIANT, LSG Sky Chefs’ in-flight equipment subsidiary, officially opened its first branch in the Middle East, in answer to the rising demand for enhanced inflight services in the region. The new SPIRIANT branch is located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ).

The decision was made after carefully searching for a location that would connect the Middle East and Africa with one of the world’s leading inflight service equipment providers. This expansion is another milestone in the company’s rapid development. SPIRIANT was launched as a new brand a little more than a year ago after considering market research findings, as well as the size and potential of this business segment.

“We chose Dubai Airport Free Zone as our first address in the Middle East based on its proximity to our airline customers and the excellent infrastructure and business dynamics Dubai offers,” said Alexander Spahn, SPIRIANT’s Managing Director. “This strategic move will allow us to strengthen our relationship with customers and suppliers throughout the region and participate in its overall economic growth. It will also place us in a prime position as Middle Eastern and African carriers implement their expansion plans.”

SPIRIANT is a renowned provider of equipment solutions for airlines worldwide, ranging from design to logistics. Its in-house design studio and global network of experts have won a wealth of international awards, including the red dot design award best of the best, iF product design award, observeur du design, TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards, as well as a number of Good Design Awards. It is also listed in the German Design Council’s 60th anniversary book, “The Major German Brands,” which showcases 100 “design-oriented, sustainably successful companies.” www.spiriant.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.