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June 1, 2023

Driessen Catering Equipment launches as Hivest Capital Partners acquires Safran Cabin Catering Company

Alkmaar, the Netherlands, June 1st, 2023 – Driessen Catering Equipment (‘Driessen’) has officially launched as the Catering activities wing of Cabin & Cargo Equipment Group (‘CCE Group’), a new company founded to oversee the Cabin and Cargo activities that Hivest Capital Partners has acquired from Safran.

Jerry van Vive, who was previously the CEO of Safran Cabin Aircatering Equipment, has been appointed as the CEO of Driessen. 

“This is an exciting time for our company,” said van Vive. “Our goal is to continue providing cutting-edge catering equipment that enables our customers and their staff to deliver the best possible experience to their passengers. At the same time, we will keep innovating our solutions to meet the changing passenger demands of tomorrow.”

Driessen, which employs more than 1,150 staff worldwide, will continue to manufacture and supply trolleys, containers, and other catering equipment for airlines and rail companies based out of its headquarters in the Netherlands. With more than 650,000 units currently in service, Driessen is the undisputed global leader in this market as of Day 1 of its existence. 

As part of the launch, Driessen has also created a new logo, brand book, and website at

“We are blessed with a global network and long-lasting, trusting relationships with more than 200 airlines,” added van Vive. “These relationships, along with our complete range of high-quality products, provide us with the foundation to drive our industry forward into the future.”  

In addition to overseeing the activities of Driessen, CCE Group will also be the parent company to ‘AviusULD’, the new brand established to manage the Cargo activity, which manufactures and distributes Unit Load Devices or ‘ULDs’ (lower-deck/main-deck containers and pallets), used to transport air freight. 

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