HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 20, 2016) — Abby’s Aircraft Catering recently received a special delivery from Mallaghan GSE based out of Dungannon, Northern Ireland of high loader trucks. These catering vehicles are specifically designed for the use of loading and unloading fresh meals for the passengers and crew of wide body and large cabin aircraft. They consist of a rear body lift system, platform and hydraulic control mechanism to be lifted up and down to the galley door of the aircraft.
Abby’s is entering into the commercial airline-catering sector by popular demand all while maintaining their award winning private and corporate aviation catering divisions. All of Abby’s In-flight food is prepared in the newly constructed commercial in-flight kitchen, which is a HACCP and Halal certified facility where food is made in sterile and controlled environments. The packed food is then placed in trollies and wheeled into the catering truck or “high loader” onsite at the premises. From thereon the vehicle drives to the airport to load the meals onto the aircraft.
Mallaghan Catering Trucks are highly acclaimed catering vehicles used for the efficient transportation of catering equipment and food supplies to and from the aircraft. Mallaghan is committed to ensuring that every Catering Truck manufactured is built to customer’s own operational requirements and constructed for safe operation, long-life and maintenance friendly metric. “Having taken delivery of their first ever Catering Trucks, Mallaghan is delighted to announce our support for our very valued client Abby’s Aircraft Catering and wish them every success for their new venture within the commercial airline-catering sector. This will be a highly successful venture for a well-established company such as Abby’s Aircraft Catering, who has been providing an array of professional and experienced catering services to small firms and Fortune 500 companies for over 36 years now. A company that has grown organically and understands the need to expand and adapt its capabilities to provide the airline sector with an exceptional level of catering services.” states Business Development Director, John Cameron.
“Larger private aircrafts have been flying into Houston and surrounding airports that require service using high loaders combined with the increased demand from International Airlines seeking a more refined and personal catering experience has driven us to acquire these new vehicles. We are so excited and realize that this is a huge milestone for our family business,” said Greg den Herder, CEO.
Abby’s can assemble the meals according to any specifications, pack the service trolleys in the desired manner, stage the carts for loading, and execute delivery in high-loader trucks to the aircraft’s galley accurately and on time.
Mallaghan is one of the fastest-growing airport GSE manufacturers worldwide; producing a range of highly acclaimed ground support equipment to airlines and ground handlers across the world. With offices in Ireland, London, Berlin, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore & USA, Mallaghan is proud to provide best-in-class products to meet the needs of a diverse marketplace. The range includes Catering & Cabin Cleaning Trucks, Motorized & Towable Passenger Stairs, Toilet & Water Service Trucks, PRM Medical Lifts, A380 GSE, and Baggage Handling Systems & Aircraft Deicers. ‘Innovation for Aviation’ highlights our commitment to surpass the needs of customers in terms of quality and service.
ABOUT ABBY’S CATERING
Abby’s Catering was founded in 1980 and acquired in 1988 by current ownership, Amber Green Corporation. Our core business focuses on private and corporate aviation industry in the greater Houston area. We have been offering our catering services for over 36 years to small firms and Fortune 500 companies with clients such as Chevron, ExxonMobil and Phillips66, which are a great testimony to our services.
ABOUT AMBER GREEN CORPORATION
The history of Amber Green is an enduring, family legacy, which began in 1988, when the current ownership acquired the company. Today, Amber Green Corporation owns and operates many retail and lifestyle brands in the food and beverage industry, providing the most memorable and personalized attention to detail for its global base of loyal customers. The company’s mission is to lead by excellence, producing quality products with green initiatives, using locally sourced, sustainable raw ingredients and leaving a minimal carbon footprint.