Porsche AG opens Son Norway Porsche Classic Center. It’s located in Norway’s far-southern city of Son. About an hour’s road trip just south of Oslo, this new international venture is only the third stand-alone Porsche Classic Center in the world.
Norway’s Porsche Classic Center Son is only one of many crucial components of Porsche’s international business-development strategy
Other Porsche Classic Centers are slated to open round the world
As Porsche AG opens the Son, Norway, Porsche Classic Center, the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen sports-car company continues its conquest to expand its market share of servicing and maintaining vintage and modern-classic Porsche sports cars round the world.
This market-share expansion includes the ongoing development of the current network of 51 Porsche Classic Partners that are also popping up all across the planet (as of this printing).
Alexander Fabig, Director of Porsche Classic at Porsche AG, explained, “Alongside the continual expansion of our Classic range of genuine parts, the Porsche Classic Partners and Porsche Classic Centers around the world represent a crucial part of our strategy. Our top priorities are to engage in personal contact with our customers and provide support befitting of the brand.”
What’s the difference between a Porsche Classic Center and a Porsche Classic Partner?
So you may be asking, as I did initially: What’s the difference between a Porsche Classic Center and a Porsche Classic Partner? Good question. (For additional elaboration, also click on the respective links above which will take you to additional articles on their respective subjects.)
A Porsche Classic Center is a stand-alone unit that specializes in the repair, maintenance and restoration of classic Porsche vehicles. The first three such Centers, in order of opening, are:
- Gelderland Porsche Classic Center, The Netherlands
- Rouen Porsche Classic Center, France
- Son Porsche Classic Center, Norway
A Porsche Classic Partner, on the other hand, also specializes in the same care of classic Porsche cars, but does so within the setting of a pre-existing Porsche Center authorized dealership. To date, there are close to 50 such Partners, from Germany, to the United States of America as well as to 15 other countries in the world.
The common bond between the two entities is that they both are based on the fact that more than 70 percent of all Porsche vehicles are still tooling down the world’s roadways to this day.
What a concept for a business model, right? Who better to maintain, service and restore these classic Porsches than an authorized Porsche Center dealership? And who better to furnish these classics with more than 52,000 genuine Porsche and Classic Porsche accessories and parts?
Porsche Classic Center Son services cars out of production for ten or more years
As to the particulars concerning the Porsche Classic Center Son in Norway, it occupies its own 2,000-square-meter (21,528-square-foot) building. The Center can maintain, repair and/or restore up to 6 classic Porsche cars at any given time. There are about 5 Stuttgart-trained and highly qualified technicians on duty.
As alluded to in both the links and narrative above, the new Norway Porsche Classic Center stands alone as a self-contained entity adjacent to the Porsche Center Son dealership.
Porsche Classic Center Son: Business prospects look very promising
At the opening ceremony and party welcoming about 150 invited guests to the Norway center, Mr. Fabig announced, “The level of motivation of the workforce at the Porsche Classic Centre Son and the trust the classic customers place in their expertise is impressive.”
Not surprisingly in terms of attractive business prospects, out of the approximate 10,250 Porsche vehicles traveling the roads of Norway, there are close to 5,000 classics in the pool and marketplace for the Porsche Classic Centre Son to service – and therefore from which to profit.
The Porsche Classic Center Son is located at Brevikbråteveien 11, 1555 Son, Norway. The Center can be reached at +47 64 986 911.