Worldwide Strategic Partnership with Kuehne + Nagel
"SkylogistiX" combines industry-leading logistics and airline catering expertise
Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Schindellegi, Switzerland LSG Sky Chefs and Kuehne + Nagel announced today that they have established SkylogistiX, a new joint venture representing the most extensive partnership between an in-flight service provider and a logistics company.
The combination of Kuehne + Nagels logistics excellence with LSG Sky Chefs expertise in equipment management builds on the partners profound operational experience in logistics, in-flight services and airline management. Through the partnership, LSG Sky Chefs gains access to Kuehne + Nagels vast facility network encompassing more than 6 million sqm logistics space in more than 400 distribution centers and Warehouses located in 55 countries.
Through SkylogistiX, we will now be able to offer our customers a seamless one-stop shopping from development, design and procurement of airline equipment, to the transportation as well as order and stock management using a single logistics platform worldwide, comments Walter Gehl, CEO of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, LSG Sky Chefs parent company. This partnership significantly improves our speed-to-market when it comes to setting up new warehousing and distribution models for our customers around the world, he continues.
We are delighted to start this cooperation with LSG Sky Chefs, says Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors Kuehne + Nagel International AG. Kuehne + Nagel has developed the airline-related logistics services over the past ten years and I am confident that this new partnership will give it additional momentum, he concludes.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 48,000 employees at 830 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services. www.kuehne-nagel.com.
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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.