Truckipedia Blog Category - Velocity Truck Centres Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Facility

Apr 2024
Truckipedia, Company

Kelowna, April 11, 2024 – Velocity Truck Centres (VTC) is thrilled to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for its new state-of-the-art facility, signaling a new era of excellence in truck sales and service. This landmark project represents a significant investment in the community and underscores VTC’s unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled customer experiences.

This milestone event marks the beginning of an exciting journey as VTC embarks on the construction of a facility designed to meet the evolving needs of its customers through innovation in CNG and other green technology and elevate the standards of the industry.

With its 41,000 sq feet of space, the new branch was built with both Velocity Customers and the environment in mind.  It will include 19 service bays, including a Hydrogen efficient repair bay and wash bay.  With higher than standard bay doors, we will be able to support any customer that requires support, with limited height restrictions.  The branch also offers customers an expanded parts warehouse, larger shipping and receiving docks and a customer focused lounge and staging area.

Features of the new Velocity Truck Centres Dealership Include:

Innovative Facility Design: The new facility will feature a modern design that reflects VTC’s commitment to innovation and customer-centricity. From spacious showrooms to cutting-edge service bays, every aspect of the facility is meticulously planned to enhance the customer experience.

Community Engagement: As a proud member of the community, Velocity Truck Centres is committed to fostering meaningful connections and giving back to the neighbourhoods it serves. The groundbreaking ceremony presents an opportunity for community members to come together and celebrate a shared vision for the future. The partnerships with the City and the Kelowna International Airport will be discussed at the event.

Expanded Product Offerings: With the new facility, Velocity Truck Centres will be able to showcase an expanded range of truck models, accessories, and services, providing customers with greater choice and flexibility.

Commenting on the groundbreaking ceremony, Velocity Truck Centres President, Rod Graham stated, “We are thrilled to break ground on our new state-of-the-art facility, which represents a significant milestone in our journey to redefine the truck sales and service experience. This project underscores our unwavering commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and community engagement. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new facility in the Spring of 2025.”



“We would like to extend our warm congratulations to Velocity Truck Centres,” said David Lopatka, President and CEO of RE Optimize.  “We are absolutely delighted to embark on this new long-term partnership, and we couldn’t be happier.  We would also like to extend our appreciation to the City of Kelowna and the airport for their unwavering support.”



“Eagle Builders is very pleased to be working with Velocity Truck Centres in the construction of their new state-of-the-art facility,” said Dennis Haan, president of Eagle Builders. “Innovation and community engagement are a shared blueprint for our two organizations, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with Velocity Truck Centres to make their vision a reality and create an amazing space to meet the needs of the local community.”



“We look forward to welcoming this new state-of-the-art facility to the YLW campus and the City of Kelowna. This is a testament to the City’s commitment to finding sustainable and innovative solutions that address climate change through embracing new green technologies.” says Mayor Tom Dyas, “This is more than just a building. It is an investment in the community that translates to more job opportunities, fostering our growing local economy, mentorship and learning opportunities for our local colleges and universities, and attracting more business to our continually evolving City.”



“Velocity Truck Centres is an exciting addition to the YLW Campus as a company that can support future technology innovation and help their customers reach environmental goals through cleantech solutions”, says Sam Samaddar, CEO of Kelowna International Airport. “Velocity Truck Centres is a campus partner committed to supporting net zero initiatives and the greenhouse gas reduction strategies that YLW is working towards.”


The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for Velocity Truck Centres and sets the stage for a future filled with growth, opportunity, and success.



For media inquiries or to RSVP for the groundbreaking ceremony, please contact:


Andrea Brown

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications


About Velocity Truck Centres

With 18 locations across Alberta and British Columbia, Velocity Truck Centres provides unparalleled support by offering various sales, vehicle maintenance, parts, collision, and financing services. We believe in living our values, serving our customers and employees through our brand pillars – Speed, Value, Trust.  The Velocity Vehicle Group has over 100 branches globally spanning the USA, Mexico and Australia. Learn more:


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