Gate Group

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Type Aktiengesellschaft
Traded as SIXGATE
Industry Airline catering
Headquarters Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Area served Worldwide
Key people Andrew Gibson, CEO
Revenue 2,7 Mrd. CHF
Employees 27`000

gategroup is the parent company for 11 brands that provide services to the travel industry, including catering, hospitality, provisioning and logistics. Its head office is at Zurich Airport.[1]

Prominent services include flight catering, airport services and lounge operation. In 2009 gategroup won a contract to operate the SkyTeam alliance's lounge at London Heathrow Airport.[2] gategroup styles itself as the "leading independent global provider of products and services related to a passenger's onboard experience"[3] and offers its services via a portfolio of 11 brands.


gategroup has its roots in Swissair catering, from which now-subsidiary Gate Gourmet emerged in 1992. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions gategroup has grown into a multi-billion dollar operation. Acquisitions include Aero-Chef, SAS Service Partner, VARIG Kitchens, British Airways Kitchens and Iber-Swiss.[4]

Company Information[edit]

gategroup is a multinational organization with operations on six continents. As of 2011 it has more than 27,000 employees working across 170 facilities in 35 countries. 2011 revenue was approximately 2.7 billion Swiss francs.[5]

In May 2009 gategroup was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under symbol GATE.[6]

gategroup has 11 subsidiary brands:

eGate Solutions
Gate Aviation
Gate Gourmet
Gate Retail Onboard


Name Title
Andrew Gibson Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Bucher Chief Financial Officer
Jann Fisch Group SVP & President Europe & Africa
Doug Goeke Group SVP & President, North America
Herman Anbeek Group SVP & President, Emerging Markets
Andrew Langdale Group SVP & President, Product & Supply Chain Solutions
Drew Niemeyer Chief Commercial Officer
Mike Hargett Group VP, Finance & Deputy CFO
Kristin Brown General Counsel


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