June 15th, 2015
For Immediate Release
Pohanka Automotive Group
Pohanka Automotive Group Announces the Grand Opening of the Pohanka National Operations Center (PNOC).
Loudoun County, VA – Today, Pohanka Automotive Group, one of the largest retail automotive dealerships in the country, will officially open their 56,000 square foot facility situated on 26 acres off Pleasant Valley Road in Loudoun County, VA. The location will operate as a wholesale processing facility that currently employs over 70 team members with an expected staffing level to exceed 100. Team members will include Parts & Service Technicians, Corporate Human Resource and Administrative Staff as well as Support Staff.
“This multi-million dollar investment in the community will allow us to further increase our presence in both the local area and the nation as we continue to grow our business. Most importantly, this World Class facility allows us to drive efficiencies that will make it easier for our clients to do business with us as well as making it easy for our team members to work here,” stated Scott Crabtree, President of Pohanka. “This highly process driven facility will receive both New and Pre-Owned vehicle inventory. All mechanical procedures will be performed on-site by factory trained and certified technicians. All vehicles will be cleaned for delivery with the assistance of a state of the art Carwash. The onsite fuel delivery system further reduces the time it takes to prep and deliver the finished product. Early results have significantly reduced the time it takes to deliver a vehicle to the client. We now believe we can complete the entire operation in 21 minutes or less.”
Pohanka generated over $1B in combined revenues in 2014 and operates 4 dealerships in the local area – Pohanka Lexus (Top 3 in Nation), Pohanka Acura (#1 New Sales Volume Dealer in the Nation 11 years in a row), Pohanka Chevrolet, and Honda of Chantilly (Only Business in VA with a Wind Turbine). The combined retail volumes of the 4 franchises exceeded 1,500 vehicles in May and anticipate retail and wholesale unit volume to exceed 18,000 units in the local market by year-end. The addition of PNOC allows the existing locations to focus exclusively on our Customers and the Sales and Service experience.
Outside the immediate Northern Virginia area, Pohanka Automotive Group operates an additional 3 franchises in Fredericksburg, VA and 9 franchises in Maryland. Pohanka has been in business since 1919 and are 4 years away from celebrating our 100th Anniversary.
*Pohanka Acura is #1 in the World, 11 years running. Based on 20004-2014 AHM new vehicle sales.
*Pohanka Lexus ranked in Top 3 Lexus Dealers Nationally
*Honda of Chantilly, All New Facility with Wind Mill to reduce the business Carbon Foot Print and generates additional power that goes back to the local power grid.
*Pohanka Chevrolet, DC Metro Preferred Dealer