OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Porsche Centre Oakville, the newest,
most technologically advanced and largest Porsche dealership in Canada,
celebrated record sales after opening its doors in September,
reaffirming Porsche's growth strategy for Canada.
Porsche executives from Canada, North America and the European
headquarters were in attendance at a ribbon-cutting gala for more than
800 guests in the new state-of-the-art facility. Said Bernhard Maier,
member of the executive board for sales and marketing with Porsche AG
in Germany, "Canada represents a special market for us. Canada's
performance has brought it to the forefront as one of the most dynamic
and fastest growing markets. Although I have the opportunity to attend
new dealership openings around the globe, the opening of Porsche Centre
Oakville feels very special."
Since it opened its doors in September, the dealership has sold more
than 62 new Porsche vehicles; 333 new Porsches were sold in all of
Canada in September.
With a 22-vehicle showroom, a 20-vehicle pre-owned display and such
features as a 43-metre video wall, Porsche Centre Oakville embodies the
ambitions of the Porsche brand in Canada. In all aspects of sales and
service, the latest Porsche innovations - from web and mobile tools to
diagnostic equipment and parts management - have been incorporated to
provide a customer experience that is second to none.
"Porsche actively seeks ways to stretch boundaries," said Francesco
Policaro, general manager for Porsche Centre Oakville. "We're committed
to making our Porsche Centre the most exciting outpost for Porsche this
side of the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany."
New and vintage Porsches were on display at the gala, including a custom
911 by Magnus Walker, famed owner of the Urban Outlaw Shop in
California and subject of the documentary Urban Outlaw. Walker was also on hand to participate in the opening event. "It was
great to be in attendance along with my 71T Car #277," said Walker. "It
is by far the most spectacular Porsche centre I have ever been to, a
truly inspirational place."
The new world-class dealership services the western GTA including
Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding communities. It is
located on the south side of the QEW between Bronte Road and Third
Line. The centre employs 42 skilled and Porsche-trained personnel.
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 eight
automobile franchises embracing seven automobile brands - Acura, Honda,
Hyundai, Lexus, Scion, Toyota and Porsche - the group has been building
and operating successful automobile dealerships around a single-minded
dedication to customer service and the enduring belief in the value of
strong relationship with customers, community and manufacturing
About Porsche Cars Canada
Porsche Cars Canada was formed as an independent subsidiary in April
2008. The company employs a team of 24 in sales, after sales, finance,
marketing and public relations. Last calendar year, Porsche sold a
record 3,003 units in Canada.
SOURCE: Porsche Centre Oakville
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