THE COMPANY: ABOUT US
I first started Scorpio back in 1997 after years of watching and learning from my father, a travel retail pioneer. From a humble beginning, the team and I have created a unique company, founded on the traditional principle of business trust and building long standing relationships with clients and suppliers. We work diligently to be market leaders in the sourcing, supply, sales and marketing of a wide variety of product groups to the global inflight retailing and travel retail market.
We drive ancillary revenue for our clients, working in a variety of ways to provide solutions for leading brands that are trying to access a complicated but important market – our fast access to 3.7 billion international passengers (IATA 2016) creates unique sales and marketing opportunities in a controlled environment. Over the years we have built a first-class reputation for customer service, along with developing innovative and exciting products and partnerships for the future.
We are also multi-award winning, with many industry accolades under our belt, and we hope to win many more!
Backed by our co-owners Gebr Heinemann, the famous family owned Top 5 travel retailer and distributor based in Hamburg, established since 1879 (www.gebr-heinemann.de) we have the infrastructure to service the demands of the rapidly changing and demanding airline retail business. Our recent acquisition of inflight food specialist Gastro Culinary Innovation (www.gastro-culinaryinnovation.com) reflects our constant evolution to be the go-to partner for all on board retailing, boutique or consumables.
With 20 years in the business, our experience is second to none, and we are continuing to push boundaries for the next 20!