GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Tim A. Reuss, was joined by a few members of the company's senior management who helped Philippe St-Pierre, President of Mercedes-Benz Gatineau, to turn over the first shovelful of soil to celebrate the official inauguration of their brand new dealership in Gatineau , Quebec.
The construction of this new retail sales facility will begin immediately on a 4-acre site located at 1 339, Boulevard de la Vérendrye West. The building structure will cover a total surface of almost 50,000 sq ft; it will include a 13, 000 sq ft open concept showroom, a 12,000 sq ft service department consisting of 10 service bays, 2 bays for cleaning and detailing, 4 drive-thru bays as well as an 18,000 sq ft pre-owned showroom that is located in the basement of the facility.
This new dealership will be operational in the spring of 2013 and will create approximately 40 new jobs. The construction of Mercedes-Benz Gatineau represents a $10 Million investment and will become one of the greenest car dealerships in the east of Canada as far as energy and environment sustainability is concerned. The facility will also use geothermal energy.
This new modern building will follow the Mercedes-Benz "Autohaus" concept guidelines. The latter makes use of a large quantity of glass to create a sense of transparency while maintaining an open concept environment which also lets in a great amount of light. This type of design also ensures that a uniform branding is maintained in all other Mercedes-Benz facilities across the country.
« It is our great pleasure to welcome Philippe St-Pierre and Mercedes-Benz Gatineau to our dealer network. We wish them all the best and we are delighted to include Gatineau as one of the important markets that we will help us to continue to drive our brand's sustained growth , said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. « We quickly realized and fully understood that Philippe was truly very enthusiastic to represent our brand in this market and we are just as impatient as he is to be able to serve our new clients in the Gatineau region very soon. »
From his side, Mr. St-Pierre added, « We are absolutely delighted to join the family of Mercedes-Benz Canada dealerships in Canada. It goes without saying that this prestigious brand commands a huge amount of respect and a world-renowned notoriety; it will be our goal to also implement and cultivate these same types of sentiments in the Gatineau regional market. We are committed to build a business that will know how to manage and exceed our new customers' expectations. In addition to offering us a most impressive product portfolio, we are very confident that the Mercedes-Benz Canada management team has all the tools in place for us to succeed and know that they will also provide us the necessary support to excel in all levels of the business. »
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.
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