TORONTO, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of
Mercedes-Benz Canada, and senior company executives joined Brian and
Ryan Finch of Finch Automotive Group to celebrate the official
ground-breaking of their new landmark dealership in London, ON.
Construction of the new retail facility will begin immediately on the
3.13 acre site, which is conveniently located on Southdale Road East
near Wharncliffe Road.
The 34,900 square foot structure is expected to be fully operational by
the end of this year. When complete, the new facility will feature a
13,000 square foot open concept showroom and an expanded 13,980 square
foot service area that will include 4 vehicle detailing bays and 16
state-of-the-art service bays, including 2 oversized bays designed to
accommodate the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. In addition, a 6 car drive-in
service area will help the dealership more effectively serve the needs
of after-sales customers.
The layout of the new facility follows the proprietary Mercedes-Benz
"Autohaus" concept, which promotes the widespread use of glass to
maintain transparency and create a bright, open concept feeling. This
signature design also guarantees a consistent brand identity for each
dealership in the company's extensive cross-Canada network.
"We are honoured to represent the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands in
London. This is our home, and we feel there is a significant
opportunity for continued growth in every aspect of the market from
new, pre-owned and corporate vehicle sales right through to
after-sales, parts and accessories, and everything in between," said
Ryan Finch, President of Mercedes-Benz London. "We are proud to
celebrate this major milestone with Mercedes-Benz Canada, and look
forward to opening our modern new facility that will help us improve
the overall customer experience while showcasing some of the finest
vehicles in the premium luxury segment."
"I am extremely pleased that the Finch Automotive Group has demonstrated
their continued commitment to the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands with
this significant investment that will erect a beautiful new facility
for Mercedes-Benz London," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of
Mercedes-Benz Canada. "The three-pointed star has a long and successful
history in the area, with roots dating back to the early 1960s. This
much larger new structure will provide an ideal environment from which
we can better serve our existing customers and also welcome many new
ones to our brands."
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: "Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, and senior company executives joined Brian and Ryan Finch of Finch Automotive Group to celebrate the official ground-breaking of their new landmark dealership in London, ON. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120727_C3150_PHOTO_EN_16471.jpg
SOURCE: Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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