The Policaro Group and Silver Cross partner to build fleet of wheelchair-accessible vans
OAKVILLE, ON, May 30, 2018 – A new partnership between The Policaro Group and Silver Cross will bring additional specialized, wheelchair-compatible vehicles to the roads of the GTA.
Renowned automotive company, The Policaro Group is proud to be the sole provider of the Toyota Sienna vans that the mobility and accessibility solutions experts at Silver Cross modify to allow wheelchair access via the side doors.
“These are daily-use, personal vehicles that Silver Cross sells to their clients, so they often have a big impact on individuals’ lives,” says Jonathan Dollinger, Director of Corporate Accounts for The Policaro Group.
Silver Cross’ specialists understand the importance of comfort and mobility at home and on the road, and their fleet of specialized vehicles is designed to provide both. The partnership between the two brands builds on a pre-existing relationship between The Policaro Group and Silver Cross’ parent company, Savaria. Together, over the course of a decade, the companies have produced dozens of Toyota vans modified for wheelchair access through the rear. Side-entry vehicles, however, offer a more variable floor and seating plan, and allow for the driver to be seated in a wheelchair.
“What’s important to the members of our community, all members of our community, is important to us,” says Anthony Poole, VP of Operations for The Policaro Group. “These vehicles provide a valuable service and it’s our honour to help bring them into being.”
The Policaro Group and Silver Cross also have plans for a community vehicle that will provide complimentary accessible transportation services to those in need in the Brampton area. Look for it on the roads this fall.
About Silver Cross
Since 1993, Silver Cross has empowered people with accessibility needs by providing free information, comparison charts and tips for home accessibility products including stair lifts, wheelchair lifts and home elevators. With a network of pre-qualified local installers and dealers, Silver Cross provides trusted local service and the best value. www.silvercross.com
About The Policaro Group
The Policaro Group is a world-class retail automotive group in Toronto, ON, Canada. The group represents seven brands Acura, BMW, Harley-Davidson*, Honda, Lexus, Porsche and Toyota and operates Motion Endeavours, Policaro Autoworks and Policaro Motorsport, for a total of 10 business units and a staff of over 550 individuals. The Policaro Group builds and operates successful dealerships and businesses around the three brand pillars of Passion, Performance and Promise, and the enduring belief in the value of strong and transparent relationships with customers, communities and manufacturing partners. www.policaro.ca