Mercedes-Benz expands operations in Nanaimo by opening a modern new retail facility

TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Hannu Ylanko, Vice President, National Sales for Mercedes-Benz Canada, recently joined Sylvester Chuang, Dealer Principal of Three Point Motors - Nanaimo, and Dealership General Manager Peter Trzewik, to celebrate the grand opening of a new retail facility in Nanaimo, BC. The expansive new structure erected at 2472 Kenworth Road will replace the current Three-Point Motors Nanaimo location, and will now operate as Mercedes-Benz Nanaimo.

Conveniently located at the commercial heart of Nanaimo, the 14,000 square foot building represents a considerable investment in the area that will significantly expand the capacity of the dealership. The open-concept showroom spans nearly 6,000 square feet, providing an ideal environment to display a broad selection of vehicles from the exciting Mercedes-Benz, AMG, Sprinter and smart product line-up.

A state-of-the-art service area features four fully-equipped service bays and one oversized bay designed to accommodate Sprinter vans. This will provide sufficient capacity to further improve processes and better serve the after-sales, parts and accessories needs of valued customers. In addition, a 2,200 square foot drive-thru will provide customers a convenient vehicle drop-off or pick-up area that protects them from inclement weather.

The overall layout of the entire facility follows the trademark Auto Haus design concept, featuring extensive use of glass to promote transparency throughout the building. This signature design also guarantees a consistent brand identity for each dealership in the company's cross-Canada network, regardless of location.

"Sylvester Chuang has been a trusted long-time partner of Mercedes-Benz Canada, and we applaud his decision to expand operations in Nanaimo by constructing a beautiful new retail facility," said Hannu Ylanko. "This substantial investment has solidified our commitment to this growing market. We are confident that this new dealership will provide an excellent foundation from which to better serve the needs of existing customers in the area, while also providing a platform to further expand our client base."

About Mercedes-Benz Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the three brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada: Mercedes-Benz, AMG and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,450 people in 22 locations across Canada.  Through a nationwide network of 13 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 40 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 35,503 vehicles in 2012, the best year ever reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "From left to right: Peter Trzewik, Dealership General Manager; Hannu Ylanko, Vice President, National Sales; Dr. Sylvester Chuang, Dealer Principal, Three Point Motors; Robert Wissenz, Western Region Manager (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130503_C3538_PHOTO_EN_26329.jpg

Image with caption: "Conveniently located at the commercial heart of Nanaimo, the 14,000 square foot building represents a considerable investment in the area that will significantly expand the capacity of the dealership. The expansive new structure erected at 2472 Kenworth Road will replace the current Three-Point Motors Nanaimo location, and will now operate as Mercedes-Benz Nanaimo. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130503_C3538_PHOTO_EN_26328.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


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