Groupe Eurotunnel becomes Getlink
A new name for a new challenge: Groupe Eurotunndel has changed its name to Getlink.
“Getlink is all that is Eurotunnel and more than just Eurotunnel!”, said Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Group. “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,” he added.
“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.”
Getlink now leads the businesses of four major commercial brands:
• Eurotunnel, the leader across the Channel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight
• Europorte, the leading private rail freight operator in France
• ElecLink, the future electrical interconnector between the UK and France
• CIFFCO, the leading private European railway training centre.
Each year, Getlink safely transports more than 20 million passengers, 1.6 million trucks, 2.6 million cars, almost 2 billion tonne-kilometres of freight and, soon, also 1 gigawatt of electricity.
“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, as exampled by ElecLink” concluded Jacques Gounon.
The name changes only affects the company at group level, with customers still able to book through the Eurotunnel website and name.
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