Trois-RiviÃ¨res, Quebec -- November 12, 2014 -- Carrossier ProColor has announced the relocation of their Trois-RiviÃ¨res-Ouest collision centre.
Under ownership of Trois-RiviÃ¨res-born Marc Pilon and wife France DesprÃ©s, the new Carrossier ProColor Trois-RiviÃ¨res-Ouest location is currently under renovation and is set to open for business in Jan. 2105. Pilon also owns Carrossier ProColor Trois-RiviÃ¨res and Carrossier ProColor Cap-de-la-Madeleine.
The owners' children Hugo and Emily, as well as their spouses, along with three of Pilon's brothers-in-law and nephew, are all involved in what has become a family business.
With a background in administration, Hugo has spent the last seven years managing the three locations' 40 employees, and says the move was necessitated by growing pains.
â€œThe workload was constantly increasing, and we no longer had enough space," he says. "We decided to build a new collision centre which is not only larger, but more modern and functional."
The new 10,000 sq. ft. centre is just a stone's throw away from the old location, moving from 2750 to 1750 on Charbonneau St., and will include an indoor appraisal bay, a high-speed drying system, as well as new state-of-the-art equipmentâ€”including a larger paint booth built to accommodate Sprinter-type vehicles. Other improvements include a Car-O-Liner alignment bench, a repair station for bumper plastic and a sandblasting-vacuuming system.
Hugo says that staying in the area was an important factor in selecting a new location.
â€œThe customer service we offer is our core strength,â€ he says. â€œThis includes an even distribution of our collision centres across the city. Access to our centres must be quick and easy for our customers."
He adds that the long-standing relationship with Carrossier ProColor has played a strong role in their growth.
â€œ[We've been with] Carrossier ProColor since we started more than ten years agoâ€”the Cap-de-la-Madeleine collision centre opened in 2003. Back then, Carrossier ProColor was a barely two-year old banner," Hugo says. "We evolved together. We share the same desire to stay young and constantly innovate.
"With Carrossier ProColor, there is always something happening; their business has a can-do attitude, just like ours. We thrive for innovation, and the banner encourages us to do so. We have a great mutual influence."
The old Trois-RiviÃ¨res-Ouest collision centre will continue to operate as a mechanical workshop.
For more information regarding the new Carrossier ProColor Trois-RiviÃ¨res-Ouest collision centre, please contact:
Mary Jayn de Villers
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
450 688-9721, ext. 4205