November 2 2017  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Gate Gourmet opens new unit at GRU

By Rick Lundstrom

Gate Gourmet officially started the operation October 24 at its newly built facility in São Paulo’s Guarulhos airport. The unit replaces the one company has been operating since 1995 when it entered the Brazilian market.

The 17,000 square-meter building has a 2,100 square-meter production area where approximately 720 employees can produce up to 36,000 daily meals for airline and retail customers. 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. 

“The new facility will enable Gate Gourmet to back customer 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,” said a release from the company.

“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,” said gategroup’s Managing Director and President of Latin America, Edwin Garcia. “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.”

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