Richmond Hill, ON. June 5th, 2015. Two Volvo Canada retailers have been named Canadian Automobile Dealer Association (CADA) Laureate Finalists. Volvo of Edmonton and Valentine Volvo were named as two of the fifteen finalists.
CADA has divided the fifteen Laureate finalists into three categories: Ambassadorship, Business Innovation and Retail Operations. Michael Norris of Volvo of Edmonton has been recognized as a nominee in the Business Innovation category. Paul Valentine of Valentine Volvo, based in Calgary, Alberta has been named a nominee in the Retail Operations category.
Ambassadorship nominees are recognized for their service to the community and the industry; Business Innovation nominees are those who excel in broadening the scope of business for new car and truck dealers. Retail Operations nominees are recognized for their outstanding achievement with an individual dealership.
CADA will announce the winners of each category later this month.
About Volvo Cars of Canada
Volvo Cars of Canada Corporation is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 38 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80 and XC60 are among only 22 vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 465,866 in 2014 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).