APC Canusa Fall Trade Show: Record Attendance

APC Canusa hosted its annual fall trade show on October 3. (Photos: Huw Evans)

On October 3, from 1.00 pm to 9.00 pm, APC Canusa hosted its annual fall trade show at the Metroland Media Agriplex, adjacent to the Western Fair District in London, Ont.

According to Luke Ramsay, Director, Sales and Marketing for APC, this year’s fall trade show attracted 80 vendors and 2,000 registered attendees, which in terms of turnout made it the most successful yet.

Ample display areas saw aftermarket industry professionals sample a wide range of automotive products, ranging from filters and lubricants, to tire changers and shop lifts.

“There’s a lot of trading and good deals to be had at this event,” said Ramsay, who noted that attendees came from far and wide including communities such as Belleville, Owen Sound and the Niagara Peninsula.

“It’s a fun show and besides the business opportunities there’s also a real social aspect to it,” said Ramsay.

The team at APC that makes it all happen. (L-R) Eric Merinchuk, Steve Drake, Tom Little, Kelsey Buchanan, Scott Brooks and Mike Raven.
An attendee looks with interest at the products on display at the Cardone booth.
DJ Kennington’s #17 Dodge Challenger NASCAR Pinty’s Series race car was on display at the Wakefield Canada stand.
Representing Wakefield Canada were, (L-R) Brock Bishop, Kristine Brown, Corey Dietze and Glen Horner.
Among the many service provider attendees were CCB columnist and Auto Niche owner Emily Chung (right) seen here with APC’s Max Falcicchio.
Representing Grant Brothers Sales including FRAM, Airtex, Prestone and Sylvannia brands were Adam Crisp (left) and Derek Chinn.
The DAYCO team were out in full force. (L-R) Dipesh Maniar, Stephanie MacRae, Howard Hall, Dawn Taylor and Bob Rosen.
This brand-new GMC Sierra Denali was on display at the impressive AC Delco stand.
Representing AC Delco’s training division, were Baldev Hayer (left) and Robert Lum.
Dorman had its mobile unit on display. Pictured with it are, (L-R), representatives David Robinson, Andrew Connor, Bill Donald, Derek Suen and Jason Robinson.
Bob Worts (left) and Rob Ingram were on hand to answer questions about GEM-CAR’s service shop solutions.
Barry Duff (left) and Peter Clarke at the Grote display.
Representing SMP/Blue Streak at this year’s show were Erv Seibel (left) and Yves Denis.
Cameron Young (left) and Jeff Burke strike a pose at the Bosch stand.
Rotary Lift had a range of products on offer. Sue Jenkins (left) and Pete Martin take a moment to pose for CCB's cameras.
With 2000 registered attendees, this was the biggest APC fall tradeshow yet.
Hands-on demonstrations gave attendees a full view of equipment capabilities, such as this Coats RC-55 tire-changer.


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