From left to right: Eric Santos, Business Manager, Mercedes-Benz Peterborough, Hannu Ylanko, Vice President, National Sales, Mercedes-Benz Canada, Lesley Parnell, Ward Councillor, Darryl Bennett, Mayor of ...
TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of
Mercedes-Benz Canada, and senior company executives joined His Worship
Daryl Bennett, Mayor of Peterborough, and Peter and Michael Santos from
Mercedes-Benz Peterborough to celebrate the official ground-breaking of
a new retail facility in Peterborough, ON. Construction of the modern
new structure will begin immediately on a 2 acre site that is
conveniently located on Crawford Drive and prominently visible from the
busy Highway 115 thoroughfare.
The new dealership will feature an 8,000 square foot showroom that will
triple the current sales capacity for Mercedes-Benz Peterborough. A
10,000 square foot service area with seven state-of-the-art bays,
including an oversized bay designed to accommodate the Mercedes-Benz
Sprinter, will also double service capabilities. In addition, a
drive-in customer area will protect after-sales clients from inclement
weather, and three dedicated charging stations will help accommodate
owners of the highly anticipated new smart fortwo electric drive.
The layout of the new facility follows the proprietary Mercedes-Benz
"Autohaus" concept. This promotes the widespread use of glass to
maintain transparency and create a bright, open concept feeling. This
trademark design also guarantees a consistent brand identity for each
dealership in the company's cross-Canada network.
Since taking ownership of Mercedes-Benz Peterborough in March 2011,
Michael Santos has more than doubled the staff at Mercedes-Benz
Peterborough. In addition, he has underscored the company's commitment
to the community through ongoing generous support of the United Way and
the Peterborough Hospital, and a title sponsorship of the Mercedes-Benz
Peterborough Club Lounge at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
"We are extremely delighted to continue our investment and devotion to
both Mercedes-Benz Canada and to the City of Peterborough," said
Michael Santos, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Peterborough. "We have
seen tremendous growth in our business since its inception in March
2011, and this new facility is a monumental period in our company's
development. We look forward to providing customers with an overall
experience that is commensurate with the Mercedes-Benz brand when we
are fully operational in our new home."
"Peter and Michael Santos are valued partners and colleagues that have
firmly established themselves in the Peterborough business community
since they joined the Mercedes-Benz Canada dealer network," said Tim A.
Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "This new facility
further underscores their ongoing commitment to Peterborough and the
surrounding region. The expansive new dealership will provide an ideal
platform to represent our brands and more effectively serve the needs
of existing and potential customers in this important and continuously
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: "From left to right: Eric Santos, Business Manager, Mercedes-Benz Peterborough, Hannu Ylanko, Vice President, National Sales, Mercedes-Benz Canada, Lesley Parnell, Ward Councillor, Darryl Bennett, Mayor of Peterborough, Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada, Peter Santos, Dealer Principal, Mercedes-Benz Peterborough, Michael Santos, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Peterborough, Dan McWilliams, Ward Councillor, Tom Mortlock, General Contractor (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121219_C2376_PHOTO_EN_22102.jpg
SOURCE: Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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