Part of the Newrest USA team in Salt Lake City
During 2018, Newrest staff over- came an unprecedented challenge by preparing the opening of 3 production units on North American soil in under 6 months.
On July 11 and September 10, 2018, the Raleigh- Durham (RDU) and Salt Lake City (SLC) units entered operation just a few months apart. In December 2018, it was the Dorval unit near Montreal that opened its doors.
On American soil, Newrest serves more than 250 flights per day and, in Montreal, the new unit serves 90 additional flights from Canada, where Newrest has been operating since 2009.
The Group demonstrated its project management skills and start-up spirit with these launches.
By October 2017, the major requirements had been anticipated: choice of buildings, drafting and negotiation of leases, negotiation of truck fleets…
The project was already ready three months ahead, demonstrating our responsiveness to the partnership. Work on the Raleigh-Durham unit began in December 2017, and the Salt Lake City project kicked off in January 2018.
The project team was made up of local employees, Group architects and a team specialized in project management in America, the schedule included a period for running in and staff training, before entry into operational service for flights in July at Raleigh-Durham, and September at Salt Lake City.
By providing exclusive services for Delta Air Lines, for which the airport is a major hub with 210 flights a day, Salt Lake City presented a real challenge for the Group. ‘Hubs’ are hotspots for airlines, and therefore crucial for their passengers and their brand images.