Gate Gourmet Germany to acquire SCK Services GmbH
ZURICH Glattbrugg, August 29, 2018
Gate Gourmet has reached an agreement to acquire the operating assets and customer contracts of the SCK Sky Catering Kitchen Group of companies.
SCK Sky Catering Kitchen was founded almost three decades ago in Stuttgart, Germany by the Klenk family and was built up to provide domestic and international catering services to airlines from four locations in Berlin Tegel, Berlin Schönefeld, Stuttgart and Nuremberg. It has been recognized in the market for outstanding customer service.
Under the terms of the deal SCK Services GmbH will be integrated into Gate Gourmet Germany as a separate legal entity. The existing workforce will remain with SCK Services GmbH and continue to serve customers at all four German airports.
Says gategroup's President Americas, Europe and Middle East, Herman Anbeek: "This is a strategically important acquisition that will strengthen gategroup's operations in Germany. SCK's network largely complements gategroup's existing locations and will enable us to continue to operate an efficient, extended network for our key customers, especially Germany based charters and network airlines. We welcome the SCK staff joining our group."
The purchase is subject to anti-trust clearance and the purchase price is undisclosed.
gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. We provide passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging our innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we deliver operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in 60 countries/territories across all continents. In 2017, gategroup reached CHF 4.6 billion in revenues generated by approximately 43,000 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit www.gategroup.com
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