By Sarah Tew/Bloomberg,Reuters/Landov Car cleaning service Luxury Car Cleaning in Michigan, a division of the automotive cleaning company Luxury Cleaning Group, has added a third new member to its roster of cars to its fleet, expanding its reach in the state.
The company said on Wednesday that it is now in the business of cleaning cars at a variety of service centers in the Detroit area.
The new addition comes on the heels of Luxury’s hiring of former Detroit police chief Anthony Baez as the company’s chief executive.
Luxury says it currently has around 5,500 cars on its fleet and plans to hire additional staff in the coming months.
Luxurious said on Tuesday that it was adding the new member, whose name will be announced in coming weeks.
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“As a Michigan-based company with extensive experience in the cleaning of vehicle maintenance and vehicle service, we are proud to join the Luxury car cleaning industry,” Luxury said in the statement.
In an earlier statement, the company said it had recently expanded its operations to Detroit, adding two more service centers.
Luxurious said it plans to open three new service centers and a second, smaller, location in the city.
Luxuries first U.S. location was in suburban St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and the company now operates in the suburban city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The company is also adding more facilities in Michigan and Indiana.
The Detroit area is home to about 80,000 people and is one of the fastest-growing auto markets in the country.
The region has seen a surge in car cleaning businesses since Luxury acquired its business in 2010.
On Tuesday, Luxury also announced it had hired former Detroit Police Chief Anthony Bizarro as its new chief executive, replacing former CEO Kevin McKeon.
McKeon, who led the department’s auto and other services division until his retirement last year, will be joined by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick as vice chairman.
Bizarro is the son of former police chief Joseph Bizaro Jr. and has been with the department since 2006.
Luxurus current chief financial officer is Stephen Dolan, a former general manager at a private security firm.
Dolan also serves as president of the company and is also the chairman of the National Motor Vehicle Association.
With the hiring of Luxurious’s former chief executive and two new hires, the luxury car cleaning business has now added a total of five members to its current roster.
The expansion is a departure for Luxury, which said in September that it had raised $5.3 billion from investors in a $10 billion funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, according to a report from Reuters.