READING, Pa., December 13, 2007 - Today, Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Quebec City, Quebec, located on 2824 Rue Einstein, SteFoy. The 18,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 25 associates, offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance. About 70 leasing customers are serviced from this nine-acre location and over 600 vehicles are maintained on-site.
The facility cost approximately $6 million to construct, and has four service bays, a truck washing bay and a three-lane fuel island with high-speed fuel pumps for fast, efficient service. Penske continues its expansion efforts across North America.
The one-story building incorporates Penske Truck Leasing's new facility design elements, features state-of-the-art technology and is designed to enhance the customer experience. A new wireless technology component allows Penske service technicians to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair software. To save energy, GE fluorescent light bulbs with electronic ballasts using 50 percent less energy have been installed.
Penske previously operated a facility at 1030 Fernand Du Four, Vanier.
"The move to a more spacious, state-of-the-art facility in Quebec City translates to added value for Penske customers," stated Ken Coots, Senior Vice President - Maintenance Services, Penske Truck Leasing. "We will add more associates in the future as we continue to expand in the Quebec City market."
Penske has operated locally for over 15 years. In Canada, Penske operates more than 11,000 vehicles, and employs nearly 900 associates at 33 locations, five in Quebec.
For more information, please call 418-682-0301. The rental department is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The service department is open 24 hours Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more about the company and its products and services.