For Groupe Park Avenue, operating a body shop is not something completely new: “We have been providing our customers with maintenance and repair services for their vehicles for over 60 years. We are pleased to welcome Bang Carrosserie into our organization to further specialize our offering. This is a growing sector and we see great potential for development. With the growing popularity of electric vehicles, we need to expand our maintenance and repair strategy and I am very excited to welcome the Bang Carrosserie team to our organization,” said Norman Hébert, President and CEO of Groupe Park Avenue.
Diversification of the Service Offering
For Norman John Hébert, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Groupe Park Avenue, the arrival of Bang Carrosserie into the company is excellent news and a sign of growth. “The addition of Bang to our organization was based on a rigorous analysis of our finance and fixed operations department. More importantly, we listened to the needs of our customers and we are proud to be able to add more specialized body shop services, all in accordance with the high standards that set us apart. Our goal remains the same: to be recognized as a one-stop shop for automotive services.”
A Smooth Transition
As part of this acquisition, no operational changes are expected. That being said, in order to support Bang Carrosserie, two important additions will join the current administration team, says Norman John: “We are fortunate to have developed, over the past few years, a good expertise in acquisitions. Pascal Villeneuve will act as General Manager, and his experience with our acquisition of the Volvo dealership is extremely pertinent. He will also work closely with Lucie Larivière who has excellent expertise in body shop management and who will join our team as Director of Operations for Bang Carrosserie.
“Obviously, the decision to sell a business that you have invested so much time and effort in is not an easy one. However, I am very pleased with the way things have turned out. For me, keeping our entire team is very important and I will also stay on over the next few
months to ensure a smooth transition. We will continue to operate with our suppliers, partners and customers as we always did but now with the support and expertise of one of the largest automotive dealer groups in Québec,” said Patrick Girard, cofounder of Bang Carrosserie.
About Bang Carrosserie
Located in Brossard for nearly 20 years, Bang Carrosserie specializes in auto repairs. With a workshop equipped with cutting-edge equipment and know-how in bodywork and detailing, their team of experts is able to restore any type of vehicle — even the most recent models. Moreover, Bang Carrosserie has earned an excellent reputation: not only with customers but also with car dealerships, by qualifying itself as a reliable and trustworthy partner that rigorously respects the standards and directives of the manufacturers.
About Groupe Park Avenue
Groupe Park Avenue has been continually innovating in order to offer an exceptional automotive sales and maintenance experience since 1959. Through the services offered by its dealerships, Groupe Park Avenue has succeeded in standing out from the competition over the years. With the ongoing goal of providing each and every customer with a special attention to fill their needs, the qualified sales and leasing professionals at each dealership ensure that customers always get advice and after-sales service they can count on. With more than 1,000 employees, Groupe Park Avenue includes 23 automotive dealerships representing 13 of today’s leading automotive brands.
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