South Korean food tech startup Gopizza, renowned for its robot-prepared single-serving pizzas, has revealed its intention to launch a branch at Singapore’s Changi International Airport on November 1st.
This marks the debut of a South Korean food brand at the airport, which, in March, was globally recognized as the best airport by Skytrax, a consulting company specializing in airport rankings and evaluations.
Following extensive facility renovations, Changi Airport has become a hub for premier global food brands, consistent with its status as the world’s top aviation center. Gopizza’s new branch will be located in the departure section, alongside renowned international giants such as Starbucks and McDonald’s.
Positioned adjacent to a duty-free shop, Gopizza successfully met Changi Airport Corp’s rigorous standards for quality, safety, and hygiene, despite fierce competition with a daunting ratio of 200 applicants for every slot. The inaugural Singapore branch, established in March 2020, has rapidly claimed the third spot in market share among local pizza franchises, making it a compelling reason for the opening of the Changi outlet.
Gopizza’s latest establishment is a part of its ambitious strategy to grow to approximately 50 branches in Singapore within the next year, with the goal of securing the second-highest market share in the region.
The Changi branch will showcase Gopizza’s cutting-edge food technologies. These high-tech innovations, developed by the Gopizza Food Tech Institute, encompass a “goven,” a proprietary oven that streamlines and automates the pizza-making process, an AI-driven smart topping table that continually monitors and records the precision of toppings in real-time, automated pizza baking and slicing immediately following topping placement by employees, and the Gobot Station, an integration of robotic cutting technologies.
“We will work even harder to make Go Pizza available at all airports worldwide,” Go Pizza CEO Lim Jae-won said.
First expanding abroad in 2019 by opening in India, Gopizza now runs around 200 stores in five countries including South Korea and Singapore.