A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE
OpenRoad Auto Group wins Canada’s Best Managed Companies award for 10 years running
Richmond, B.C., May 10, 2022 – OpenRoad Auto Group (OpenRoad), B.C.’s largest automotive dealership group, is honoured to receive the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies award for 10 years running. Known as the country’s leading business awards program, Canada’s Best Managed Companies recognizes excellence in Canadian headquartered companies with revenues of $50 million CA or greater. OpenRoad achieved Platinum Club status with the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more.
“To be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 10 years in a row speaks volume to our incredibly dedicated and talented team,” says Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group, who founded the company in 2000. “We are amongst some of the country’s top businesses – a true testament to the guiding path we have set forth for OpenRoad since inception – an automotive group committed to modernizing the car buying and ownership experience.”
OpenRoad currently owns and operates 37 retail locations in B.C. and Ontario, and Washington. The OpenRoad family includes more than 1,600 employees and 21 quality automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, Lexus, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Mazda, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, McLaren, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce.
In the past year, OpenRoad has seen tremendous growth with the addition of OpenRoad Acura Richmond, Richmond Honda, and Surrey Honda to its portfolio. In addition, the company has launched a new, comprehensive customer data platform, further allowing its dedicated team to take tailored and personalized communications to the next level.
“This year’s Best Managed winners displayed courage, resourcefulness, and creativity as they explored new avenues for advancement,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “We’re extremely proud to recognize their impressive achievements in such a rapidly changing business world. Their successes demonstrate the importance of strong leadership and forethought in driving long-term growth.”
Applications are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2022 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include, but are not limited to, putting their people and culture at the forefront, focusing on their ESG strategies, and doubling down on accelerated digitization.
2022 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at galas across the country. The Best Managed virtual symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group.
For more information about Canada’s Best Managed Companies, please visit bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
For more information about OpenRoad Auto Group, please visit openroadautogroup.com.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP
Founded in 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.’s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,600 associates representing 21 quality automotive brands at 37 full-service retail locations, including 28 Canadian auto retailers in B.C. and Ontario, five collision centres, and four luxury automotive brands in Bellevue, Washington. OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on Unlimited Possibilities Ahead. With a focus on innovation and lifelong relationships, OpenRoad offers free memberships in the Club OpenRoad loyalty points program. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards.