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
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
"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.
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