Mercedes-Benz Canada breaks ground and commences construction of a new retail facility in Vancouver on Lougheed Highway

Paul Gilroy, Director, Process Development, Network and Training, Mercedes-Benz Canada; Jason Dickinson, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Boundary; Jim Rossitter, Vice President, Vancouver Retail Group; Tim A. Reuss, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada; Christian Spelter, Vice President and CFO, Mercedes-Benz Canada; Hannu Ylanko, Vice President, National Sales, Mercedes-Benz Canada (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, was joined today by senior company executives to mark the official groundbreaking and the start of construction of a new, landmark retail facility in Vancouver, BC.

Situated on a large 7 acre site conveniently located on Lougheed Highway near the Trans-Canada Highway, Mercedes-Benz Lougheed will replace the existing Mercedes-Benz Boundary facility when construction is complete in 2014.

First opened in September 1999, Mercedes-Benz Boundary has outgrown its current 2 acre location.

The modern new Lougheed facility will significantly expand both the sales and aftersales capabilities for the company in this important area of Vancouver. The expansive property will also allow ample parking for visitors and a considerable amount of space to better accommodate new and Pre-Owned vehicle inventory. In addition, the new building will house Mercedes-Benz Canada's Western Region office, a regional training centre and a new Sprinter Centre for the Vancouver Retail Group.

The design and layout of the impressive new structure will follow the proprietary Mercedes-Benz "Autohaus" concept. The spacious, 36,700 square foot showroom will provide an ideal open concept environment to display the ever-growing and highly compelling Mercedes-Benz, AMG and smart vehicle range. The 26,960 square foot service area has been configured to efficiently meet the needs of clients with 34 service bays, including 3 larger bays dedicated to the Sprinter vans. In addition, it will include 6 wash and detailing stations, and a vehicle delivery centre and customer drive-in area that can accommodate up to 21 vehicles.

"The construction of the new Mercedes-Benz Lougheed facility represents a significant investment in the region, and the next phase of the continued redevelopment of Mercedes-Benz Canada's corporately owned Greater Vancouver Area retail infrastructure," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "This new landmark dealership more than doubles our current capacity, and demonstrates our steadfast commitment to best serving the needs of our many existing and potential customers in this very important market."

About Mercedes-Benz Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the four brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada: Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG, and Maybach.  Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,300 people in 19 locations across Canada.  Through a nationwide network of 13 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 40 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 32,914 vehicles in 2011, the best year ever reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.


Image with caption: "Paul Gilroy, Director, Process Development, Network and Training, Mercedes-Benz Canada; Jason Dickinson, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Boundary; Jim Rossitter, Vice President, Vancouver Retail Group; Tim A. Reuss, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada; Christian Spelter, Vice President and CFO, Mercedes-Benz Canada; Hannu Ylanko, Vice President, National Sales, Mercedes-Benz Canada (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121107_C6031_PHOTO_EN_20299.jpg

SOURCE: Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

For further information:

JoAnne Caza  416-847-7550 joanne.caza@mercedes-benz.ca

Michael Minielly 416-847-7509 michael.minielly@mercedes-benz.ca

Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca