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OpenRoad, Dilawri and Porsche Cars Canada break ground together at future home of new Porsche Centre Richmond

October 10, 2019 (Richmond, B.C.) – British Columbia’s auto giants, OpenRoad Auto Group and Dilawri Group of Companies announced their partnership with Porsche Cars Canada to bring a new state-of-the-art Porsche centre to Richmond by late 2020. The plans and new partnership were revealed today during a groundbreaking ceremony that marked the official start of construction of the new Porsche Centre Richmond at the Richmond Auto Mall.

“This is an exciting new era for Porsche in B.C. with two of B.C.’s largest automotive groups combining their strengths, expertise and passion for Porsche in order to deliver on a vision for a new flagship location that will embody the very essence of the Porsche brand,” said Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group.

OpenRoad and Dilawri both currently own and operate existing Porsche centres in the Vancouver area. OpenRoad’s Porsche Centre Langley and Dilawri’s Porsche Centre Vancouver have both achieved the highest success and have been honoured with the Porsche Canada Premier Dealership Award for industry excellence. Porsche Centre Richmond will be the third and largest Porsche centre in the Vancouver area and will be jointly owned and operated through a newly formed partnership between OpenRoad Auto Group and Dilawri Group of Companies.

“We’re continuing to see demand for new and used Porsche cars in British Columbia so when the opportunity came up for another sales and service centre, Richmond was a natural choice based on its central location and high concentration of Porsche owners,” said Ajay Dilawri, Principal Director of Dilawri Group of Companies. “We’re confident in our partnership with OpenRoad and the future of Porsche Centre Richmond. We look forward to opening the doors in late 2020.” 

Marc Ouayoun, President & CEO of Porsche Cars Canada along with Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group, and Ajay Dilawri, Principal Director of Dilawri Group of Companies, unveiled plans for the new 75,000-square-foot retail and service centre that will feature a massive new and pre-owned showroom, expansive service and parts area with 15 service bays, a service drive-thru and specialized delivery area. The new centre will staff approximately 40 employees in the areas of sales, service, management and administration. Construction of the multimillion-dollar Porsche AG designed project is being constructed by Wales McLelland.

Following today’s groundbreaking event, stakeholders were invited to attend an unveiling of the all-electric Porsche Taycan at the newly opened Porsche Now Richmond pop-up location at Aberdeen Square. Guests explored the new storefront which offers an immersive Porsche experience highlighting the world’s first Porsche Now pop-up design concept, plus Canada’s only Porsche Design lifestyle accessories shop. 

Date Posted: October 15, 2019