Dilawri and OpenRoad Partner to Build New Flagship Porsche Centre in Richmond

VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Dilawri Group of Companies and OpenRoad Auto Group are proud to announce a new partnership to build and operate a flagship Porsche Centre in the Richmond Auto Mall. Construction of the new state-of-the-art dealership is set to start in 2018, with plans for completion in 2019.

"This is an excellent opportunity to provide our customers with greater access to the extraordinary Porsche line," said Ajay Dilawri, President of Dilawri Group of Companies. "We are excited to partner with OpenRoad in this new venture. We share core values and we both believe in providing exceptional customer service."

While this joint venture is new, it will be the second Porsche dealership for each company. OpenRoad opened Porsche Centre Langley in the Langley Auto Collection in 2015, while Dilawri acquired Porsche Centre Vancouver in 2010 and opened its present day location in 2013.

"Given our success with Porsche Centre Langley and the many brands we already represent in Richmond, we are confident that there is tremendous growth potential for Porsche in this new market," said Christian Chia, President and CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. "We are delighted to collaborate with Dilawri to combine our deep commitment to Porsche and our thorough knowledge of the market to bring this exciting project to fruition."

The multi-million dollar project will be one of Canada's largest Porsche dealerships and will feature Porsche's infamous curved building design, in addition to the latest in customer amenities and the most advanced sales and service technology. The building design will also accommodate a full range of new electric vehicles that Porsche plans to roll out over the next several years.

The new dealership will staff approximately 40 employees in the areas of sales, service, management and administration.

OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1000 associates representing 15 quality automotive brands at 18 full-service car dealerships. Established in 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com

Dilawri Group of Companies is Canada's largest automotive group with 60 franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Privately owned and operated by the Dilawri family since 1985, the company continues to expand its footprint in Canada, building on its history of excellence in the automotive industry. With more than 3,500 employees, Dilawri Group of Companies is proud to offer exceptional products and customer service in every dealership. For more information about Dilawri please visit www.dilawri.ca.

SOURCE Dilawri Group of Companies

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For further information: Rosita Chakardan, National Marketing and Public Relations Manager, rchakardan@dilawri.ca, 647.680.3663


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