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Founded as Catair in 1996, Newrest is a French company established in 2005. Today, the Group sells its expertise in 48 countries across the world. Our history.

Our history

1996

Creation of Catair by Olivier Sadran

 

2001

Merger of Catair with Eurest Inflight (Compass inflight catering division)

 

2005

Creation of Newrest

 

2006

14 COUNTRIES
2 ACTIVITY SECTORS
8.000 EMPLOYEES

  • Inflight: Opening of the inflight catering unit at Paris Charles de Gaulle

 

2008

28 COUNTRIES
4 ACTIVITY SECTORS
12.100 EMPLOYEES

  • Joint venture with Saudia Catering in Saudi Arabia
  • Joint venture with Wacasco in Oman
  • Acquisition of LSG Sky Chefs in Spain

 

2010

  • Joint venture with Canonica in Switzerland
  • Acquisition of Compagnie des Wagons-Lits
  • Acquisition of Airshop

 

2011

  • Joint venture with UIS in Uganda

 

2012

46 COUNTRIES
5 ACTIVITY SECTORS
23.000 EMPLOYEES

  • Joint venture with SOS in the Philippines
  • Joint venture with Red Med in Algeria
  • Joint venture with CGA in Guinea
  • IPO Saudia Airlines Catering
  • Inflight: Inauguration of the inflight production units in Conakry (Guinea) and Entebbe (Uganda)
  • Remote site: Start of services for the Ambatovy Consortium, Madagascar

 

2013

  • Joint venture with dnata in South Africa
  • Newrest Gulf joint venture in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE
  • Inflight: Inauguration of the inflight production units in Fort-de-France (Martinique), Point-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Lima (Peru)
  • Rail: Award of SNCF train contract in France

 

2014

  • Acquisition of Atasa in Morocco
  • Acquisition of 100% of First Catering in Ghana, Zambia and South Africa
  • Inflight: Inauguration of the inflight production units in Charleroi (Belgium), Paris Le Bourget (France), Santiago (Chile), Santa Cruz (Bolivia) and Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Rail: Start of services on intercity trains for SNCF, France
  • Remote site: Extension of the Minera San Cristobal contract, Bolivia
  • Retail: Opening of three new sales outlets in French Polynesia

 

2015

50 COUNTRIES
5 ACTIVITY SECTORS
28.000 EMPLOYEES

  • Acquisition of Casa Phillips in Costa Rica
  • Inflight: Inauguration of the inflight production units in Toronto (Canada), Accra (Ghana), Casablanca (Morocco), Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter (United Kingdom)
  • Rail: Start of on-board catering on Alfa Pendular trains, Portugal
  • Remote site: Start of services for Vale, New-Caledonia
  • Retail: Opening of four new sales outlets in Morocco

 

2016

48 COUNTRIES
4 ACTIVITY SECTORS
29 500 EMPLOYEES

  • Inflight: Joint venture with ASL in Nigeria; Operations launched in Bogota (Colombia); New entities opening in Southampton and Manchester (United Kingdom)
  • Catering: Newrest Restauration launch with acquisition of Apetito and joint venture with Coralys in France
  • Remote site: Participation in Total E&P’s Moho Nord in Congo
  • Rail: Facilit’Rail’s launch; “Bistro de Chef par Michel Sarran” products launch to SNCF clients
  • Retail: Natural History Museum and Chaplin’s World points of sale opening in Geneva (Switzerland); Start of “Transportes Cruz del Sur” bus catering in Lima (Peru)
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