Mallaghan catering to the American market
A US order for five wide-body catering trucks was placed by LSG SkyChefs in December 2011. Driven by a need to expand its current catering truck fleet with good quality and commercially competitive units, LSG opted for the Mallaghan CT6000 model, and in so doing, allowed the opportunity for further expansion of the strong global relationship between the two organisations. The order also represents for Mallaghan its first commercial venture within the US market.
The Mallaghan CT6000 models are built on a International Durastar 4300 commercial truck chassis. Designed to meet all IATA and US specifications, including a design that can stand up to a 90mph jet/wind blast test, the units include Mallaghan’s usual reliable control system features as well as some unique features on the truck, such as electrical linear actuators for four-way motion control on the forward platform and inherent safety interlocks on the rear door to prevent the raising of the cabin body with the door unlocked.
The units were manufactured both in Ireland and in Mallaghan’s new manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky location will also provide full OEM after-sales support (spare parts, service and technical support) for the US marketplace, as Mallaghan looks to develop its presence within this region. These CT6000 units are likely to be deployed by LSG SkyChefs across multiple locations around the US.