Industry Leader

47 Years

of Excellence

Government Certified

Controlled Goods Program


Industry Leader

47 Years

of Excellence

Government Certified

Controlled Goods Program

Quality Guaranteed
to Succeed

Every product, every collaboration,
and every service is built on the demand
of uncompromising quality.

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Your Trusted
Advisor and Partner

We familiarize ourselves with
your challenges, goals, and processes.

Discover Why Manufacturers Are Relying on Applifast

Dedicated Expert Knowledge
You Can Rely On

We surround ourselves with reputable
experts so that we can offer you
comprehensive insights and solutions.

How Can We Assist You?

Invested In Your Success

If you succeed, we succeed.

Our hands-on approach has earned
our partners’ trust and loyalty.

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An Innovative
Approach to Discovery

Thinking outside the box is a key part
of our ability to develop strategic,
custom solutions for you.

Find the Right Solution for Your Needs

We Succeed When You Succeed

We have made it our mission to make your job easier and your business more profitable through thoughtful consultation, industry-leading practices, and technical expertise. We settle for nothing less than exceptional, not only in the products we sell, but in overall business culture and ethics.

At Applifast, demands are realized, concerns are acknowledged, and complexities are streamlined for all types of business, from trucks, trailers, trains, and buses, to aerospace, marine, agriculture, electronics, and general industry. Every customer is important to us and we ensure that no one is ever overlooked.

As a family owned and operated company, customer care is just as important to us today as it was the day we opened our doors. An honest, sincere approach to business has always been part of our DNA, and it extends well beyond our products to the people we employ and the services we deliver. Since 1974, we have helped companies of all sizes improve their manufacturing processes through our attention to detail and uncompromising focus on safety and efficiency.

We are not just another vendor, we are your ally, with practical strategies designed to increase efficiency and productivity, and a comprehensive selection of inventory ready and waiting to ship out when you need it. Applifast offers a large range of reliable brand names. Essentially we are your off-site partner – on standby, ready to assist with your next project, product order, repair/maintenance service, or general inquiry.

Truck & Trailer Industry

The truck and trailer industry a vital part of North America’s economy and it plays a critical role providing services for industries in Manitoba such as manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and wholesale/retail trade. Applifast is a senior Canadian Master Distributor for all major OEM heavy duty truck and trailer rivets and installation tools including Huck® (Arconic Fastening Systems), Avdel, and POP.

Rail Industry

Winnipeg is home to three Class 1 railway systems as it is the only major city from Vancouver to Thunder Bay offering rail connections directly to the United States. Strength in the rail industry is essential, and expectations are sure to be exceeded through utlization of Applifast tooling and fastening solutions, such as Huck® Fasteners. These fasteners have proven themselves repeatedly whether used in gauge plates or insulated joints for track applications and diamonds or RBM frogs for crossing applications.

Agriculture Industry

“Made in Manitoba” products for the agriculture industry make their way to over fifty countries worldwide. Manufacturers of harvesting equipment, tractors, trailers, and grain handling technology, including bins, belt conveyors, and augers, majorly contribute to the rapid growth in Canadian technology exports and agribusiness manufacturing. Tools and fasteners supplied by Applifast generate improved quality, increased productivity, and higher level safety to any agricultural manufacturing project, whether large or small.

Bus Industry

Manitoba companies are developing more efficient transport as they continue to supply more than a third of the North American bus market. In fact, Winnipeg is home to a major intercity coach manufacturer and the largest urban transit bus supplier. Applifast is a veteran supplier to OEMs, transit authorities, and their distributors and integrators.

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A friendly informed representative is waiting to assist you. It is our mission to make your job easier and your business more profitable through thoughtful consultation, industry-leading practices, and technical expertise.

Aerospace Industry

The revolutionary and highly developed aerospace industry in Manitoba is not only the largest found in Western Canada, but is home to distinguished OEMs, MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul), and service firms who serve hundreds of companies around the world. Whether it is Desoutter, Sioux, Seti-Tec, Arconic, or Cleco, Applifast’s wealth of understanding and tools for the aerospace industry confirmed by our CFAR certification, are sure to bring your industry confidence and reliability.

Global Partners

The team at Applifast prides themselves as a progressive company who tirelessly researches the industries of many markets for advancements and trends, to provide clients with the latest technological advances and leading-edge performance.
Applifast has established integral long-term relationships with many world-renowned vendors and supply networks. We have earned trust and garnered confidence through dedicated efforts in representing each product brand without bias to ensure the fulfillment of the customer’s best interests.
Before any brand is recommended under the care of the Applifast team, the company is thoroughly researched to ensure it meets all governing regulations and guidelines in respect to best business practices, manufacturing processes, environmental impact, and ethics.
Upon Applifast’s satisfactory completion of vendor evaluation, products are rigorously tested to simulate actual working environments. Items are screened for quality, performance, durability, comfort, noise, vibration, weight, speed, accuracy, consistency, capacity, ease of maintenance, and ability to achieve goals as specified.
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Expert Advice and Insight
Whenever, Wherever

Our experts are here to help however they can.

We ensure our partners have direct access to our accomplished team of proven product and service specialists. This helps us to bring you value through strategic, catered solutions.

As your trusted production partner, we’re available either in person or virtually. We’ll be there whenever and wherever you need us.

Service and Support

Quality is a must. In fact, we prioritize it in every area of our business.

Proactive tool health assessments and maintenance are proven to contribute to longer life cycles, reduction of cost ownership, production stoppage risks, and overall quality control.

Our in-depth understanding and proven expertise allows us to cover your every need:

  • Factory-certified technicians
  • Tool rental programs
  • Extended hours for service and support
  • Quick tool replacements
  • Extensive in-stock inventory of OEM parts

We pride ourselves on uncompromising quality through every product, collaboration, and service.

Warehouse Inventory

Inventory That Keeps You Moving

We understand that timing is everything. In order to keep our partners up and running, we maintain an extensive inventory of items that can be shipped out at a moment’s notice.

Our modern and comprehensive warehousing system allows us to procure, inspect, package, and ship anything you need to any location. We can accommodate same-day or overnight shipping to locations throughout North America, and we’ll even handle all of the Customs paperwork.

We plan ahead so that you don’t have to.

We’ve made it our mission to make your job easier and your business more profitable through thoughtful consultation, industry-leading practices and technical expertise.

Meet Our Team

Brian MacKinnon

Senior Technical Sales Consultant

Calvin MacKinnon

Procurement Manager

Cathleen MacKinnon

Client Care

Doug MacKinnon

Director of Operations

Elissa Nein

Digital Marketing Manager

Kara MacKinnon

Content Manager

Kevin Dunn

Director Sales/Marketing

Mark Babcock
Mark Babcock

Service Technician

Ross MacKinnon


Sonny Leader

Logistics Manager

Stephanie MacKinnon

Client Care 

Tom MacKinnon

Finance Manager

Trevor Cornell

Inside Sales/Service Manager

Tricia Edgerton


Vern MacKinnon

Sales Consultant

If “good enough” is not acceptable in your territory, then Applifast is the perfect partner for you. 
We welcome your next manufacturing challenge, and can be readily contacted at 204-837-8361 or send us an email at [email protected]
If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration, simply request a quote.