September 14 2023  |  Tableware & Serveware

Gispol: A look inside

By PAX International Staff

This is a special feature from PAX International’s September 2023 IFSA EXPO issue on page 12.

Gispol’s Benji-design notable set up

Gispol, a family-owned company established in Lisbon-Portugal in 1994, has specialized in manufacturing airline catering equipment and food packaging for many years. The company works to develop and produce rotable and disposable set-ups, trays, casseroles, glasses, cutlery packs, cups, drawers and other onboard equipment for most of the well-known airlines around the globe.

With nearly three decades of experience, Gispol understands the importance of staying one step ahead and is committed to deliver groundbreaking solutions that keep up with the ever-changing needs of its customers.

From design to delivery, from shaping to shipping; “We’re excited about our full-service approach straight from the source, ensuring speed, transparency, direct communication and cost efficiency, all accord- ing to our KTMM-principle,” the company tells PAX International.

At IFSA, Gispol will present its product, design and production capabilities for both Y-class and B-class onboard equipment. “You will get a glimpse of our portfolio and some of our latest designs,” the company says. In addition to the product categories Gispol specializes in, like injection moulding rotable set-ups, thermoforming recycled-PET bowls, lids, cups and cutlery packs — Gispol will also showcase innovative new designs and material developments for product groups like porcelain and stainless steel.

Gispol and the environment
Like all product-focused companies, design and manufacturing must take the environment into account. For its part, “Gispol is continuously testing new environmentally friendly and the most innovative (light-weight) materials available in the market,” the company reports.

“Introducing these new materials into the airline market will support our customers improving their foot- print. But we also believe that a more regional approach could bring several advantages within our market.”

Supporting the local economy can lead to shorter leadtimes and decrease transportation costs. By not transporting raw materials and final products all around the globe through containers and trucks means the company’s environmental footprint can be smaller. Gispol also takes back materials that are no longer in use and re-purposes these materials for new and different products.

“We recently decided to build another production facility outside Europe
to increase our capacity and improve our regional presence in this important and highly developing region,” Gispol tells PAX International. This move helps the company to be even more competitive on pricing, leadtimes and being able to offer more customers the possibility of bringing back and recycle their used equipment.

So, what makes Gispol stand out in the industry?

“Probably our long history and manufacturing background,” the company says. “All the key elements in our team have a production back- ground, even the Sales team.”

With its knowledge and experience combined with a long history within the airline market, Gispol supports its clients by guiding them on materials, production processes and even design and handling features.

“We’re working with the latest tech- nologies, best-in-class equipment and in- house technical and design expertise to provide our clients with all the support they need in this highly competitive and demanding market.”

Visit Gispol at IFSA: Booths 437, 439 and 441.

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