MONTRÉAL, le 8 juin 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe Orléans becomes Keolis Canada thus reflecting the main shareholder of the parent company of this
Québec-based motorcoach operator. Despite the change in corporate
identity, the company will keep its brand names Orléans Express for intercity scheduled service in Québec, Acadian for its intercity operations in the Maritimes, Murray Hill for chartered services, and Expedibus and Acadian Express Courier, for its courier services respectively in Québec and the Maritimes.
"This is an important step in our company's history. The name better
reflects our corporate reality and will enable us also to better
identify our expertise with our shareholder but it will not affect in
any way services nor compromise the trusting relationship we have
established with our clientele. Our customers readily recognize our
brand names and we will not change them, » declared Denis Andlauer,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Keolis Canada. The visual
identity of the brands will evolve gradually to Keolis Canada and Keolis Group.
After 10 years of business ties with Groupe Orléans, Keolis Canada
became its sole shareholder in January 2012.
About Keolis Canada
Keolis Canada specializes in ground transportation in Québec and in the
Maritimes. From intercity scheduled motor coaches to chartered and
shuttle airport services as well as urban transit, school buses and
specialized services, Keolis Canada is proud to offer safe, reliable
and quality services with its experienced team of 900 employees. It
also provides courier services throughout Eastern Canada.
About Groupe Keolis
Groupe Keolis develops customized mobility solutions adapted to travelers evolving
trip requirements and community expectations. Urban transit leader in
France, Groupe Keolis is a major public transportation player in Europe and in the world.
Present in 13 countries, the Group has revenues of 4.1 billion euros
and 47,200 employees. Shareholders of Groupe Keolis are SNCF (70 %) and
the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec (30 %).
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