CAMBRIDGE, ON--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) -
Eco-Shift Power Corp (OTCBB: ECOP)
Eco-Shift (ECOP) announced today that it has been approved as an authorized supplier to Leader Auto Resources (LAR) Inc. reaching 1,580 new vehicle dealerships in Canada and the United States with the potential for an extended total network of 13,000 dealerships in Europe.
LAR is the largest new vehicle dealer franchised buying group in North America, whether ranked by sales, profits, number of dealers, range of products and services or geographical footprint. As the automotive industry has grown and evolved, LAR has, over its almost 35 year history, kept pace with a steady expansion in goods, services, information technology and distribution infrastructures.
"LAR provides a wide array of services, products and equipment for new car dealerships. They negotiate and procure with a huge number of suppliers for just about anything a car dealership needs to run its business and improve profits," says ECOP CEO Gib Wood. "Our NetZero Certified lighting products, in conjunction with our Virtual Power Plant Platform and smart building energy management technologies will enable LAR members to save significant energy costs which will translate directly to their bottom line."
"Eco-Shift has shown us the right tools to allow dealer members to really understand the savings they can achieve by allowing a proper and well documented energy audit of their dealerships," says Claude Dauphinais, LAR's National Director -- Purchasing and Marketing. "With the audit as the launch point, they deliver a turnkey project for our dealer members, providing products specially tailored for their needs, installation and identification of grants, subsidies from the applicable provincial and state authorities, thereby allowing our dealer members to benefit from energy savings right from the get go."
NetZero Certification is ECOP's means of qualifying lighting products that meet exacting criteria and is a new tool for the industry to make better energy and cost saving decisions. ECOP has developed rigorous protocols including all the necessary tests that products must go through in order to attain NetZero Certification. "This means the LAR dealership members can have better lighting, save money and improve the appearance of their vehicles on sale as well as the overall customer experience."
New vehicle dealerships have equipment renewal needs including lighting retrofit, which often require an investment. LAR has over 35 years of experience in equipment technology procurement to assist car dealers in evaluating such investments and choosing the optimal solution. LAR also offers methods of financing equipment purchases to minimize capital outlays, making it easy for members to work with ECOP.
ECOP Lighting Solutions and Energy Management serves a client roster including Mattel, ThyssenKrupp, and Parmalat. With a foundation in new-era LED lighting and wireless and web-enabled technologies, ECOP is transitioning clients' decision making from old, fixed technology to the new information age.
ECOP's strategic plan includes acquiring best available technologies and brands to stay positioned at the forefront of the multi-billion dollar lighting retrofit and smart building development industry in North America and beyond.
About Leader Auto Resources (LAR)
Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LAR is the largest buying group in North America exclusively dedicated to new vehicle dealerships. With over 1,580 car dealers who are owner-members of LAR in North America and an extended total network of 13,000 car dealers in Europe, LAR has assembled significant purchasing power. LAR's services extend to affiliated auto dealer service groups including: Canadian Auto Dealers Association (CADA), Corporation des Concessionnaires Automobile du Québec (CCAQ), Eastern New York Coalition of Auto Retailers (ENYCAR), Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA), New York State Auto Dealers Association (NYSADA), and TECAR International.
LAR has gathered a team of experts with a clear and ambitious mandate: enable each new vehicle dealer member to benefit from the power that our buying group can offer, no matter their size, their geographical location or brand of car manufacturer.
As we enter the new age of LED lighting for car dealerships, LAR is looking to position its members so they may benefit from qualified energy expertise and advice from Eco-Shift Power, a mainstay in the commercial lighting field.
About Eco-Shift Power
Headquartered in Cambridge, ON, Eco-Shift Power Corp. (ECOP) develops best-in-class commercial/industrial lighting products, wireless energy management technologies and solutions implementation. As an emerging technology smart building energy management facilitator, ECOP procures, assembles, sells and distributes high-efficiency lighting products, along with other integrated energy management products such as online monitoring and verification reporting tools, direct load controls, activity monetization instruments, and demand response. All are delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Core ECOP competencies include LED expertise, microprocessor/Transmitter/wireless capability -- with IP addressability creating an intelligent light and a sustainable management service platform that includes five areas for client revenue generation or costs savings:
- reduce load during peak pricing
- manage demand response programs
- manageability of fixtures to reduce load
- maintenance and management
Learn more at http://eco-shiftpower.com/
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