Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel today changed its name to Getlink at group level.
The new name “reflects the dynamism of connection and exchange” and marks the group’s passage into a new era for mobility infrastructures, according to the operator of the fixed link.
Getlink transports more than 20 million passengers, 1.6 million trucks, 2.6 million cars, almost 2 billion tonne-kilometres of freight and plans one gigawatt of electricity.
Chairman and chief executive, Jacques Gounon, said: “Getlink is all that is Eurotunnel and more than just Eurotunnel.
“Originally the promoter of the Channel Tunnel, itself an historic technological achievement, over the past ten years the group has transformed and is now in perfect shape to take on the challenges of new forms of mobility.
“The core mission for Getlink is the development and management of safe, modern and environmentally friendly mobility infrastructures, a challenge taken up with success by the 3,300 employees serving more than 20 million passengers and thousands of businesses in the United Kingdom, France and across Europe”.
He added: “With revenues of over one billion euros, an operating margin of 50% and predictable cash flows up to 2086, Getlink has demonstrated the effectiveness and resilience of its economic model.
“It is on this same basis that we will continue to generate growth by offering our customers high value-added solutions.”
The company insisted that the Eurotunnel name will continue to exist but as a subsidiary of the over-arching Getlink brand.
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