TORONTO, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada is pleased to
announce the completion of Mercedes-Benz Thornhill, its brand new
flagship retail facility. This week marks the beginning of a new
chapter for the corporately-owned dealership, which is located in the
upper northwest quadrant of the Greater Toronto Area at 228 Steeles
West in Thornhill, Ontario.
When Mercedes-Benz Thornhill opened in 1988, the dealership became a
pioneer in its own right, proudly serving and keeping pace with the
active community that surrounds it. Over the years, the dealership
experienced sustained growth and in 1996, an expansion of the store
became necessary. Again in 2013, due to an exponential proliferation of
new products and a rapidly expanding local community, Mercedes-Benz
Thornhill finally outgrew its existing infrastructure and a massive
from the ground-up rebuilding project began in November, starting with
the demolition of the original building on the 3.2 acre property. Over
the course of the year, the elaborate construction process went through
many phases, which has now culminated into a more than 130,000 square
foot state-of-the-art facility that is sure to set a new benchmark in
automotive retail excellence.
Following the Mercedes-Benz proprietary Auto Haus design concept,
widespread use of glass was employed to maintain transparency and
create a bright, open customer-friendly environment. With over 40
showroom vehicles on display, the store-wide customer access has been
optimally implemented to facilitate easy access and egress as well as
promote a thoroughly comfortable and enjoyable purchase and servicing
experience. Other highlights of the spacious facility include 32
service bays, 6 detailing bays, a 6-vehicle service drive-through as
well as dedicated AMG Performance and smart Centres. The new dealership
also houses a 36,000 square foot Pre-Owned vehicle showroom and a
conscious effort was made to significantly increase outdoor parking.
The overall design of the building was conceived to maximize
sustainability and efficiency, and to also reduce CFC's and the space
used for the HVAC equipment.
"We have been privileged to be an integral part of this strong and
vibrant community for almost 27 years," said Philipp von Witzendorff,
VP & Head of Toronto Retail Operations. "The mantra of our brand is
'The Best or Nothing', and it is our consummate objective to live by
these words in every single aspect of the day-to-day operations of this
dealership. We initiated this massive undertaking because our customers
deserve the best products and service possible and this goes
hand-in-hand with an excellent overall dealership experience. We are
very proud of this new flagship location but we are even more excited
about the opportunity to provide an entirely revamped level of service
to our customers in Thornhill and its surrounding areas."
He added, "We thank our dedicated employees, the community, and most
importantly our valued customers for their undivided loyalty and
patience during the challenging construction phase. As we endeavour to
bring the various operations to a highly functional level in a very
short period, we are convinced that you will collectively agree it was
worth the wait. We very much look forward to serving our existing
customers as well as welcoming the community members whom we'd be
delighted to count amongst our future customers."
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service
of the Mercedes-Benz and AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and
smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
employs approximately 1,500 people in 23 locations across Canada.
Through a nationwide network of 13 Mercedes-Benz owned retail
operations and 44 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold
40,555 vehicles in 2014. This represents the best year ever for the
company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer
SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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