In 2003 construction began on a new state of the art Volkswagen Marketplace showroom and service center. It would be the largest exclusive Volkswagen facility in the Tri-State area at 25,680 Square Feet with many customer amenities such as a café style waiting lounge with free beverages, newspapers, wifi connections, flat screen TV and business work area. The new facility will provide their customers with a comfortable sales and service environment and enable them to maintain their position as the #1 volume VW dealer in the Philadelphia area sales district.
The building is completed and the new VW Dealership opened for business on August 2, 2004.
In addition this building was designed with recycling and energy savings in mind. To save energy a boiler that burns waste oil was installed which heats water that runs through pipes to heat the floors in all the work shop areas. As for recycling, every oil filter removed from a vehicle is compressed, drained and stored for disposal; all antifreeze removed from vehicles is stored and sent to recycle company. Over 18 tons of cardboard and paper is recycled annually. In addition all batteries, mufflers, brake drums, fenders, plastics and scrap metal is sent to a re-cycle facility. As of June 2011 the company was certified by SWS as a land fill free company, that is all of our trash produced is either re-cycled or sent to Montgomery county’s trash to steam plant to produce electricity.
In 2007 the next project began with the complete renovation of the Mazda dealership showroom and service departments. The entire interior and some exterior areas were demolished to build an all new facility using the Mazda designed color schemes. Construction was completed on January 5, 2008 and sales and service operations commenced in the new facility.
In 2011 the dealership acquired the adjacent 2 acre property and building from Schwan’s Frozen Foods.
The property and building will allow for additional vehicle storage and expansion of their service and parts business.
North Penn Mazda has earned the President’s award for three consecutive years and is the recipient of the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Mazda “Gold Cup” This prestigious award is given to the top 100 Mazda Dealers in the country based on Dealership sales, service and customer satisfaction. Today the entire North Penn Imports Volkswagen and Mazda dealerships are situated on an 11 acre automotive complex on Rt.309 in Colmar with two 26,000+ sq. Showrooms and Service centers, along with an 8,000 sq.ft. Auto Body shop and Rental Car fleet to serve their growing customer family.
The owners, employees and management of North Penn Imports would like to thank all of our customers and friends for their loyal support over the last 43 years.