Thursday, February 25, 2016

Monty’s Bakehouse pastry wins Gulf Food award

Monty's Winning entry: Hot Lattice Pastry

Longtime airline supplier Monty’s Bakehouse, in partnership with Agthia Group has been awarded the Best New Bakery Award for the “Monty’s Bakehouse Hot Lattice Pastry” at the Gulf Food Awards 2016.
Senior Sales and Marketing
Manager Lucy Stowell
with the winning certificate

The awards were held February 21 in Dubai as part of the Gulf Food Exhibition. The event draws companies from all over the world, and are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global food and hospitality industry.

On hearing about the company’s success in winning this category, CEO Matt Crane of Monty’s Bakehouse said “Winning this award is a great accolade for Monty’s Bakehouse and the Agthia Group, and is a testament to the whole team involved from the UK and the UAE in launching the Agthia Bakery in Abu Dhabi and our savoury manufacturing lines for these products. This recognition confirms the establishment of our manufacturing base in the UAE via our partnership with Agthia which has been a turning point for Monty’s Bakehouse and the result of a tremendous team effort by both our businesses.

"We look forward to developing our partnership with the Agthia Group and strengthening our presence in the UAE with additional Monty’s Bakehouse products for the UAE and surround GCC market." 

The Monty's and Agthia Group team pose for a picture

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Recaro’s economy class seat wins design gold

The Recaro team, left to right, Hartmut Schürg, Christian 
Keck, Christoph Schürg, André Gärtner, Oliver Forgatsch, 
Dr. Mark Hiller

Recaro Aircraft Seating this month received the gold  “German Design Award 2016” in Frankfurt for its CL3710 Economy Class Seat from the country’s Design Council. 

The CL3710 won against competitors in the “Public Design” category. The German Design
Council honors exceptional international design with its gold premium award.

The CL3710 is the first seat that was modularly developed and customized to meet individual customer requirements. Eighteen patent applications were filed during the product’s development.

“It's a great feeling to be honored with one of the most prestigious design awards ever,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating, who accepted the award together with Oliver Forgatsch, Head of Ergonomics and Design. Christoph Schürg, Team Leader Industrial Design, André Gärtner, Industrial Designer, and Christian Keck, Manager Global Marketing, all from Schwaebisch Hall, were also present at the event.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Turkish Airlines' A330 has galleys and seats made domestically

A major milestone in the growth of Turkish Airlines may have been overshadowed a bit by the carrier's clever Super Bowl ad yesterday. 

On Friday, Turkish Airlines noted that it had taken delivery of its 300th aircraft, an A330-300, with a ceremony at Atatürk International Airport in the new hangar of Turkish Technic Inc. 

The A330-300 is the first aircraft to be equipped with galleys from TCI –Turkish Cabin Interiors - and Economy Class seats from TSI –Turkish Seat Industries- all manufactured in Turkey. The new aircraft will be deployed on existing medium and long-haul routes from the Turkish Airlines Istanbul hub, adding more capacity to enhance the airline’s growth strategy.

So the question remains: Will the new aircraft be flying routes to Gotham City or Metropolis?