30
October
2007
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05:55
Europe/Amsterdam

"SkylogistiX" combines industry-leading logistics and airline catering expertise

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 + Nagel's 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 + Nagel's 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 LSG Sky Chefs

LSG Sky Chefs is the world's largest provider of in-flight services. These include airline catering, in-flight equipment and logistics as well as the management of onboard service and in-flight retail. LSG Sky Chefs partners with 270 airlines worldwide and operates some 190 customer service centres in 47 countries. www.lsgskychefs.com.