QR National enters new era as Aurizon

HSG's major partner QR National recently entered a new era with the adoption of its new name, Aurizon.

Hunter Sports Group major partner QR National recently entered a new era with the adoption of its new name, Aurizon.

Aurizon is a combination of 'Australia' and the word 'horizon'. It conveys the geographical scope of the company-s expanding operations, as well as the extraordinary growth opportunities on the horizon. The company logo and corporate colours remain unchanged to preserve brand equity.

Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge welcomed the change of name to Aurizon.

“The business of the company is moving forward rapidly. It makes sense that we take a new name forward with us that embraces our future," he said.

“Aurizon also enables a better representation of our national operations, including a rapidly growing iron ore business in Western Australia and a growing coal haulage business in NSW."

Aurizon has more than 147 years of rail freight history and is Australia's largest rail freight company with services operating across five states. In 2011/12, Aurizon transported more than 250 million tonnes of freight, including coal, iron ore, other minerals, agricultural products and general freight.

One year into a three year partnership with the Newcastle Knights and Jets, Aurizon will continue throughout 2013 to deliver its community rail safety programs to children within the Hunter region, Knights and Jets community gala days, a volunteer recognition program and employee health and wellbeing programs.

“The Hunter region & its communities play an important role in our business and our partnership with the Hunter Sports Group. The benefits the sponsorship provides the people of the Hunter is our way of thanking them for their support,” said Mr Hockridge.

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