FFUN Group Acquires Forest City Mazda in London, Ontario
The FFUN Group announced that it has acquired Forest City Mazda from the Palladino Auto Group. Based out of London, Ontario, this Mazda dealership serves Strathroy, Dorchester, Port Stanley, St. Thomas, and the surrounding areas.
“One of our core values is to be driven to grow. We are excited about continuing our expansion into the Ontario automotive market and the opportunities it provides for our entire group,” said president and CEO Mark Loeppky. “This is a well-run dealership with strong management. With the integration of our FFUN initiatives, we feel we can deliver a truly incredible and differentiated customer experience in this market.”
Forest City Mazda was the original Mazda dealership in southwest Ontario and has been operating for over 40 years. Originally named Probart Mazda, the location is situated on what was once known as the Golden Mile, London’s dealership strip. The dealership rebranded with the name Forest City Mazda in 2017, the affectionate moniker of London, Ontario.
FFUN owns and operates numerous independent, used retail stores across Canada, a collision centre, and an entire recreation division. Offering BRP (Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, Can-Am), Lynx, Alumacraft, Manitou, Yamaha, Lund, RVs, and Harley Davidson products. This isn’t the first endeavour for FFUN in the Ontario market. Already having a successful Harley Davidson store in Sudbury, Ontario (The Rock) made the opportunity to acquire Forest City Mazda that much more appealing. Bringing the group to a total of 29 rooftops stretching from British Columbia to Ontario.
“FFUN is a value-based organization,” adds Loeppky. “Getting to know Jay (Maroney), the general manager and his staff here, we have been blown away by the positivity and desire to scale this business. We look forward to not only providing a better product offering for the London area but participating and growing this community as well.”