OpenRoad Auto Group has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the seventh year in a row and has been honoured with the prestigious Platinum Club award, the program’s highest level of corporate recognition.
Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million for innovative, world-class practices and excellence in management abilities. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
“We are continually striving to offer a better experience and unlimited possibilities for our employees and customers, so to achieve the Platinum level as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies truly validates our efforts to raise the bar within our industry,” said Christian Chia, chief executive officer of OpenRoad Auto Group.
Founded in 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group is one of B.C.’s largest volume dealership group. Recently, the company launched Portfolio by OpenRoad, a luxury car subscription service; OpenRoad’s Payment Engine, a digital platform that allows customers to search for new and used cars by payment level; and Club OpenRoad, a customer loyalty program.
OpenRoad currently employs over 1,500 associates with one of the highest employee retention rates in the industry. The company offers employees access to a variety of professional development and corporate culture building programs including the OpenRoad Leadership Development Program, a two-year course that gives selected associates the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills through diverse work experiences, education and networking.
OpenRoad currently owns and manages 33 retail and service locations in British Columbia and Washington representing 21 automotive brands, including Audi, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, Lexus, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Genesis, MINI, Karma, McLaren, Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, in addition to OpenRoad Exotics and three Richmond Auto Body locations.
The 2019 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with Requalified, Gold Standard, Gold Requalified winners and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 17, 2019.