Industry Leader

45 Years

of Excellence

Government Certified

Controlled Goods Program


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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.

Preventive Maintenance Program

Applifast has earned the trust of customers through proven expertise, factory certified technicians, extended hours of support, and by delivering quality genuine OEM parts as required on time, every time. With an in-depth understanding of today’s manufacturing technologies, processes and plans, Applifast is certified by most of our global partners to offer factory authorized after-sales service including warranty repairs should they arise.

Proactive tool health assessments and regular tool maintenance is a proven factor for longer tool life cycles and lower repair costs, effectively reducing your total cost of ownership, minimizing production stoppage risks, ensuring tool reliability, and quality control of assembly processes.

Unique Facilities

Applifast is a neighbour to many world class companies located in Murray Industrial Park, a functional and progressive business park located close to the Winnipeg International Airport.

A business structure founded on continual investment in employee training, information technology, task operation amenities, demonstration tools, OEM service tooling and extensive inventory is housed in an organized, purpose-built, stand-alone facility, designed with modularity and adaptability to incorporate Applifast’s current everyday needs and future growth.


Applifast’s modern ERP inventory system is an accurate, concise, efficient system of ‘big data’ for our comprehensive selection of inventory available for same day shipping in Winnipeg and throughout North America. Every item is inspected and confirmed upon initial arrival at Applifast and then entered into stock by part number and placed into a designated stock location. All orders are picked, inspected, and verified by a minimum of two Applifast personnel and packaged securely in clearly labelled Applifast cartons and affixed with all necessary paperwork to ensure safe arrival of goods to the intended address.

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

Brent Polson


Brian MacKinnon


Calvin MacKinnon


Cathleen MacKinnon

Sales Assistant

Doug MacKinnon


Kara MacKinnon
Kara MacKinnon

Marketing Assistant

Ross MacKinnon

President | CEO

Sonny Leader


Stephanie MacKinnon

Sales Assistant

Tom MacKinnon


Trevor Cornell


Tricia Edgerton


Vern MacKinnon


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
If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration, simply request a quote.