Ontario Construction News staff writer
Shovels broke ground on June 13 for a brand new Jaguar Landrover dealership at a site in Mayfield Auto Mall in Brampton. The new endeavour will represent Zanchin Automotive Group’s first dealership to bear the prestigious logo.
The new 55,000 sq. ft. building was designed by architectural firm Weis LGA Inc., a unique partnership within the Ontario Association of Architects that has created a firm with extensive knowledge of the needs and trends in auto dealerships. The facility will house a showroom big enough for 19 vehicles, a luxury customer lounge, and service facility with 21 bays. The expected date for the dealership to open is in the summer of 2020.
“Jaguar and Land Rover are iconic, automotive brands with deep heritage and incredibly passionate owners, making it the perfect addition to our group of dealerships,” said Joseph Zanchin, Founder and CEO of Zanchin Automotive Group at the ceremony.
Zanchin opened its first dealership in Vaughan in 1973, and has since grown to 32 dealerships in Ontario, representing 18 brands. Other luxury brands heading up Zanchin dealerships include Acura, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. Zanchin also runs an Infiniti dealership in Brampton.
“We welcome the Zanchin Automotive Group to the Jaguar Land Rover family,” said Wolfgang Hoffmann, president and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Canada. He said Zanchin demonstrates the same level of commitment to quality and customer service that Jaguar Land Rover customers have come to expect.
“Brampton is vibrant, growing and full of prospering communities because business leaders like Joseph Zanchin and his team recognize the incredible economic opportunity this city represents,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. The dealership is expected to provide 77 jobs when it is in full operation.
Official ground-breaking of Jaguar Land Rover Brampton. From left to right: GianLuca Filippetti, Product Management, Zanchin Automotive Group; Cathy Zanchin, Zanchin Automotive Group; Councillor Harkirat Singh, City of Brampton; Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon, City of Brampton; Joe Zanchin, Founder and CEO, Zanchin Automotive Group; Wolfgang Hoffmann, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover Canada; Laura Zanchin, EVP, Zanchin Automotive Group; Andria Zanchin, EVP, Zanchin Automotive Group; Paul Gommerman, Director, Network Development and Training, Jaguar Land Rover Canada; Monte Weis, CEO, Weis LGA INC., Architects. (CNW Group/Zanchin Automotive Group)
Joe Zanchin, Founder and CEO of Zanchin Automotive Group, is interviewed at Jaguar Land Rover Brampton ground-breaking ceremony. (CNW Group/Zanchin Automotive Group)