LSG Sky Chefs is proud to announce the official opening of its new inflight-catering facility at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. LSG Sky Chefs Kenya Ltd, is managed in partnership with shareholders Apatana Investment Ltd and Continental Services Ltd.
The catering facility has a production area of roughly 1,200 square meters containing state-of-the-art equipment. It was built to be a 100-percent fully certified halal customer service center (CSC).
“Our two countries, Kenya and Germany, have been working together in close collaboration for more than 50 years in terms of political, economic and cultural exchanges,” said Erdmann Rauer, CEO of the LSG Group, during the official opening. “It is, therefore, natural that we looked into the opportunity to establish a presence in Kenya.”
“It has been LSG’s longstanding tradition and understanding of entrepreneurship to create win-win situations by joining forces with partners who have a good reputation and a strong network in their home market,” added Alfred Rigler, Head of the company’s Emerging Markets business region. “That is why we are so pleased to have found the right partners, and worked together to form a joint venture that is of mutual benefit.”
LSG Sky Chefs has been present on the African continent since 1978, when it established a joint venture in Cairo. Today, its African network comprises seven CSCs located in Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.