Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

October 22, 2013 20:07 ET

New Porsche Centre Opens in Oakville

Porsche Centre Oakville is brand's newest and largest in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2013) - Porsche Cars Canada announced today the official opening of an all- new, multi-million-dollar dealership in Oakville by the Policaro Automotive Family. Canada's fifteenth Porsche Centre is conveniently located on the south side of the QEW, in South-Western Ontario.

Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG member of the Board, Sales and Marketing, was present for the formal grand opening ceremony and offered a few words of congratulations to Dealer Principal Tony Policaro and General Manager Francesco Policaro. Famous Porsche enthusiast and collector Magnus Walker was also among the noteworthy individuals present.

"Canada represents a special market for us," said Mr. Maier. "Canada's performance has brought it to the forefront as one of the most dynamic and fast growing markets. Although I have the opportunity to attend new dealership openings around the globe, the opening of Porsche Centre Oakville feels very special."

"Tonight is a momentous occasion for the brand in Canada," added Alexander Pollich, Porsche Canada's President and CEO. "As the third point in the Greater Toronto Area, Porsche Centre Oakville will allow us to broaden our customer base. We congratulate the Policaro Group on their beautiful new facility."

"We are thrilled with the success of our grand opening event," said Tony Policaro. "In addition of having the privilege of celebrating with special guests such as Porsche AG Board member Bernhard Maier, the attendees' level of enthusiasm and interest was truly remarkable. We are proud to be representing the brand here in Oakville."

Established in 1979 and led by three brothers - Basil, Tony and Paul - and supported by a second generation, the Policaro Automotive Family is a dealership group that operates seven automotive franchises in six independently-operated dealerships. It also operates an OEM-approved collision repair centre.

Porsche Cars Canada was formed as an independent subsidiary in April 2008. The company employs a team of 24 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, and public relations. Last calendar year, Porsche sold a record 3,003 units in Canada.

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