The Dilawri Group Named One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

The Dilawri Group, headquartered in Winnipeg, MB, has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2009. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen’s School of Business.

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“Over the past 17 years, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program has recognized the most innovative and Best Managed Companies in Canada. We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of The Dilawri Group”

Winnipeg, MB Canada (PRWEB) April 15, 2010

The Dilawri Group triumphed over thousands of other applicants to win a 2009 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies (Best Managed) award. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen’s School of Business.

“Over the past 17 years, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program has recognized the most innovative and Best Managed Companies in Canada. We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of The Dilawri Group,” said John Hughes, Partner, Private Company Services group with Deloitte, a national sponsor of the Best Managed program.

In 1984, Mr. Dilawri had “limited finances but unlimited motivation.” But with the financial backing of American Motors, he took over an existing car dealership in Winnipeg. Within its first year of operation he had turned it into one of the company’s top performing stores in Canada. From this auspicious start, The Dilawri Automotive Group has evolved into a six-dealership group focusing on Japanese brands. These include Acura, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, and Nissan.

In recent years, The Group has won a myriad of Customer Awards. Destination Mazda won the President’s Club for 2007 and 2008. Winnipeg Honda won the Q Award for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 as well as Consumers Choice Award for Best Automobile Dealership for 2009. Crown Acura has the prestigious ACE the last 3 years. Destination Mazda is Top Volume Mazda Store in Manitoba. Winnipeg Honda is Top Volume Honda Store in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

“From the very beginning, we made a conscious effort to deal in specific Import car lines vs the North American product. This would offer our Customers the best quality of product and very high reliability at a lower cost of ownership, and, above all, higher Resale Value and return on their investment”, states Ashok Dilawri, Founder and CEO.

Established in 1993, the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is a national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

“I firmly believe that winning this honour, shows all of our 230 employees that they have contributed to something greater. And that winning the award moves all of us to the next level! As we say in The Group, ‘when a team beats with one heart, great things can happen!”, says Don Saranchuk, The Goup’s Vice President. “It takes a company focused on values, a strong business plan, and most of all hard work, to succeed in today’s market place” said Calvin Younger, Senior Vice-President, CIBC Commercial Banking. “Companies winning this year’s Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies exemplify these traits.”

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies:

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in arigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

About The Dilawri Group (http://www.DRIVEWinnipeg.ca):
The Dilawri Group of Automotive Companies. The Dilawri Group, one of Canada’s leading family of Car Dealerships and Automotive companies. 100% Canadian family owned and operated, it is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has recently celebrated it’s 25th Year in Business. It is comprised of 6 Automobile Dealerships; CROWN Acura, CROWN Nissan, CROWN Honda, Winnipeg Honda, Sunshine Toyota and Destination Mazda. And, subsidiary Stores; AUTOMAX Pre-Owned SuperCentre, WAM Collision, GAS Performance, D-MAX, Peoples CREDIT and CREDIT Circle. The Group employs 245 Full and Part-time Staff generating over $150 Million in sales and is a Community Leader in philanthropy.

For further information, please contact:
Rob Glennie
Branding
The Dilawri Group
900 - 1717 Waverley Street
Winnipeg MB Canada
(204) 261-9580 x3227
eMail: Rob (at) RobGlennieConsulting (dot) com

Corporate Spokesperson:
Ashok Dilawri
President and CEO
The Dilawri Group
The Dilawri Group
900 - 1717 Waverley Street
Winnipeg MB Canada
(204) 275-9257 (Direct)
eMail: Ashok.Dilawri (at) Dilawri (dot) ca

Other media materials avaiable upon request:

  • Corporate Fact Sheet (Hi-Res pdf)
  • Product and Services Fact Sheet (Hi-Res pdf)
  • 25th Anniversary Book (Hi-Res pdf)
  • Bios of Key Executives
  • Photos of Key Executives, Staff and Facilities (Hi-Res jpg)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Recent News Releases
  • Recent News Articles (Hi-Res pdf)

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