Airline Services & Logistics PLC (ASL) was established in 1996 to provide catering and related services to airlines operating in Nigeria. With its rapid growth and consistent business success, ASL is a publicly listed Company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
In 2015, Newrest Group increased its share of the company’s capital and has taken the operational responsibility of both Lagos’ and Abuja’s inflight kitchens. Since then, Newrest implemented its standard Policies and Procedures and has invested in the facilities.
The company officially changed the name into Newrest ASL EPZE in July 2016.
The Lagos unit currently supplies more than 7.500 meals a day for 9 major inflight clients, and serves more than 100.000 guests at various airport lounges. The duty free shop managed by Newrest ASL has been re-designed in June 2016, and has steadily increased its turnover since then.
Abuja unit currently supplies 650 meals per day for 6 airlines daily The Newrest Lagos and Abuja unit are ISO 9001-2008, ISO 22000 : 2005 and Halal certified to provided safe and good quality food to its clients.
Both Units rigorously respect national and international safety and hygiene procedures through the Newrest Quality Management system and implemented HACCP processes.
The Nigerian economy continues to cope with major macroeconomic challenges and is in recession for the first time in decades.
The rate of inflation has remained above 13 %, affecting the prices of basic local and imported products, such as rice, millet, maize and sorghum.
The recession may be put down to a series of shocks, including among others and beyond the insecurity in certain regions in the country, the persistent fall in oil prices, the lack of currency, disruption to the fuel supply and falling oil production.
Against this background, and by putting strict operational procedures in place, the Newrest ASL teams in Nigeria have renewed 100 % of their contracts and have started to serve new customers such as Qatar Airways.
The future start of by Lufthansa out of Lagos at the end of 2017 should be noted.
Newrest ASL has also developed VIP Inflight catering activities with the Bristow Group, a major player in industrial aviation services.
2016-17 was also a good year for Newrest ASL as its two production units at Lagos and Abuja are now ISO 22000-certified.
In parallel to the work to be continued in the Inflight segment, the Newrest ASL teams are already implementing an activity development plan in the Catering segment for schools, businesses and the oil and gas industry, anticipating a recovery of this activity in 2018.
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