Volvo Cars of Canada headquarters open in Richmond Hill
Mayor David Barrow helps officially open new home to national operations
TORONTO, ON (December 4, 2012) - After 40 years at 175 Gordon Baker Road, Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. headquarters have moved to a new office in Richmond Hill. Mayor David Barrow was on hand to officially welcome Volvo Canada president & CEO Marc Engelen to the central York Region, along with a number of prominent local business people and councilors who were in attendance.
"We are happy that Volvo Canada has chosen Richmond Hill to locate their Head Office and wish them great success in their new home." said Mayor Dave Barrow. "Richmond Hill is proud to be the headquarters to many international corporate head offices and each contribute to the economy of our vibrant community, the Smart Place for Business."
The brand new facility was custom fabricated to epitomize Volvo's global Next Face program that is steadily being implemented in showrooms around the globe. Next face was developed to create a singular visual identity that expresses Volvo's rich Scandinavian heritage and strongly emphasizes its position as a leading premium automotive brand. The 7,500 square foot facility integrates modern technology into offices and boardrooms along with a state-of-the-art training facility for technical specialists.
"We are excited to begin the next chapter in Volvo Canada's history," says Marc Engelen, president & CEO, Volvo Cars of Canada Corp., "Our new workspace in Richmond Hill not only represents our global brand identity, but it will also accommodate our future growth plans."
Volvo Canada has already started forging relationships and putting down roots within this vibrant community. New recruits to the Richmond Hill Fire Department recently practiced valuable automotive extraction training exercises on a Volvo C70 that was generously donated to their program.
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.
9130 Leslie St. Suite 101
Richmond Hill, ON
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 41 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. Volvo led the list of luxury car brands in the 2012 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety while the S60 sport sedan was one of only three luxury cars evaluated to earn good or acceptable ratings in the new IIHS small overlap frontal crash test.