OAKVILLE, ON, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Porsche Centre Oakville officially
broke ground today on a new world-class Porsche dealership in Oakville,
Ontario that will service the western end of the Greater Toronto Area
including Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding area.
The ceremony included remarks from the dealership General Manager, Mr.
Francesco Policaro, Mayor Rob Burton, Mr. Robert Arnone of R.H. Carter
Architects and the CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Mr. Joe Lawrence.
Located on the south side of the QEW between Bronte Road and 3rd Line,
the dealership is scheduled to open its doors in early 2013 and will be
the 15th Porsche Centre to open its doors in Canada and the most
technologically advanced facility in North America.
"Porsche is an iconic brand and at its heart, an engineering company
producing fascination sports cars," said Francesco Policaro, General
Manager for Porsche Centre Oakville. "We have designed this Porsche
Centre to embody the characteristics of the brand and company
respectively. In every detail we are looking to provide a fascinating
experience; from the facility to the interaction with the customer".
The facility itself will be just under 5,000 square meters - boasting a
22 vehicle showroom, 18 vehicle indoor parking, Porsche After Sales
Service Centre including Porsche Classic Service, Porsche Club Lounge
which will include a full gourmet professional kitchen, Porsche Café,
Porsche Driver's Selection Boutique, Porsche Kid's Play area, GT3 Cup
driving simulator, and a convenient indoor After Sales Reception Area.
"We are thrilled to be breaking ground, officially bringing the Porsche
brand to Oakville", said Joe Lawrence, President and CEO for Porsche
Cars Canada. "This is a competitive landscape and the Policaro Family
are committed to bringing a superior level of service and attention to
detail to Porsche owners in this market".
ABOUT THE POLICARO AUTOMOTIVE FAMILY:
The Policaro Automotive Family employs 296 trained, motivated and
inspired employees and is a world-class automotive retail group known
for strong performance and excellent customer satisfaction. With 8
automobile franchises embracing 7 automobile brands - Acura, Honda,
Hyundai, Lexus, Scion, Toyota and Porsche - they have been building and
operating successful automobile dealerships around a single-minded
dedication to customer service and the enduring belief in the value of
strong relationships with customers, community and their manufacturing
ABOUT PORSCHE CARS CANADA:
In August 2008, Porsche Cars Canada Limited (PCL), previously operating
with the United States as Porsche Cars North America, became a
fully-independent subsidiary. It now has complete market and financial
accountability as an independent importer and reports directly to
Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. PCL employs 18 people, who
provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for
its 14 Canadian Porsche Centres. Its headquarters are located in
Image with caption: "New Porsche Centre Oakville rendering (CNW Group/Policaro Automotive Family)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120607_C6799_PHOTO_EN_14850.jpg
SOURCE Policaro Automotive Family
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