November 2, 2017
gategroup inaugurates a new facility in São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil, November 2, 2017 – Gate Gourmet has officially started the operation of its newly built facility in São Paulo’s Guarulhos airport (GRU), Brazil on October 24th, 2017. This unit replaces the facility where the company has been operating since 1995 when it entered the Brazilian market.
The new facility will enable Gate Gourmet to back our customers’ growth following the airport’s privatization and expansion through an on-airport facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology and with an optimal layout and process flows designed based on gategroup’s global best practices.
The 17,000 square-meter building has a 2,100 square-meter production area where around 720 employees can produce up to 36,000 meals for airline and retail customers per day. Major customers include Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Qatar Airways and retail customers such as Starbucks.
gategroup’s MD & President of Latin America, Edwin Garcia, comments: “As leaders of the airline catering market in the Latin America region, we are fully committed to continue growing and expanding in order to meet our global customers’ needs and demands. Our new facility at São Paulo’s Guarulhos airport allows us to keep pace with the market while ensuring the highest global standards and delivering operational excellence.”
gategroup is a leading global provider of products, services and solutions relating to a passenger’s onboard experience. It specializes in catering and hospitality; provisioning and logistics; and onboard products and services to companies that serve people on the move. In 2016, gategroup achieved a total revenue of CHF3.4 billion and EBITDA of CHF 200 million. The company currently employs 43,000 people worldwide. For further information: www.gategroup.com
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