gategroup Expands Catering, Supply Chain Capabilities to Haneda AirportBy Gategroup, PRNE
Sunday, June 6, 2010
TOKYO, June 7, 2010 - Gate Gourmet is expanding its airline catering and supply chain
capabilities to Tokyo's Haneda Airport to begin operations when a fourth
runway and international flights start there in October 2010.
Gate Gourmet, a member of gategroup, already operates a major flight
kitchen at Tokyo's Narita Airport, where it more than doubled its meal
capacity in 2009 after purchasing United Airlines' Narita catering facility.
The company has leased a building within minutes of Haneda. The facility
is sized for growth and will be fully equipped with hot and cold kitchens,
dishwashing, equipment and bar handling capabilities, a warehouse and bonded
stores. The new catering unit will be ready in time to accommodate several
airline customers of Gate Gourmet's operations worldwide who plan to begin
"Our decision to open this second catering and provisioning operation in
Tokyo reflects the importance of Japan as part of our strategy to expand in
the Asia-Pacific region and into hubs with high growth prospects for
international long-haul traffic," said gategroup Chief Executive Officer Guy
Dubois. Gate Gourmet also operates a facility at Hiroshima International
In another regional development for gategroup, the company's Pourshins
brand will open a bonded Asian Distribution Center in October 2010 near
Haneda Airport and the Port of Tokyo. The facility will expand Pourshins'
portfolio of managed warehouses beyond the United States and Europe and into
Asia for the first time.
The warehouse initially will serve Delta Air Lines and will distribute
products to 15 Asia airport locations for the airline. "The opening of the
distribution center will reduce Delta's inbound and outbound transport and
customs costs, while further improving service levels," said Andrew Langdale,
Chief Executive of Pourshins/Supplair. Pourshins also will manage
multi-temperature products from another nearby warehouse.
gategroup is the leading independent global provider of onboard services
to companies that serve people on the move. gategroup comprises 11 member
companies, which are deSter, eGate Solutions, Elan, Gate Aviation, Gate
Gourmet, Gate Safe, Harmony, Performa, potmstudios, Pourshins and Supplair.
The Group's world-class capabilities are focused in catering and
hospitality; provisioning and logistics; and onboard solutions. Shares of
Zurich-based gategroup are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol
GATE. Please visit www.gategroup.com.
John Bronson, gategroup Corporate Communications, +41-43-812-2048, jbronson at gategroup.com
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