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Over 60 years of being the go-to wholesaler for industrial goods in Canada

A.C.T. Equipment Sales Ltd. takes pride in offering an extensive product line geared towards the industrial market, specializing in abrasives, cutting tools, pneumatic accessories, and measuring and machine tool accessories. With Centuries of combined knowledge and experience, our team is staffed with skilled people whom our customers and suppliers can count on. 

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After 17 years of combined experience as a machinist and industrial product/tool salesman, Mr. Alf Barbour decided to strike out independently. Alf started A.C.T. Equipment Sales Ltd. with the help of his wife Jean on January 2, 1961, working in the basement of their home. For many years Alf and Jean found they often had to work more than 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to grow the business, all while raising five children, of whom all but one still work for the company today.  



In 1996, Scott Barbour, Alf and Jean's youngest child, was appointed President, working closely with his sister and Vice President, Sharyl Graham. Together with the staff of A.C.T., the company continues to grow and deliver cost-effective solutions for our customers. 

Where A.C.T. began

In 1961, A.C.T. began in the basement of Alf and Jean's home. Now, A.C.T. has five locations across Canada, including Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB, Winnipeg, MB, Saskatoon, SK, with their Head Office located in Surrey, BC.


Dawson St.

A year after starting the company, Alf and Jean purchased a small house on Dawson St. in Burnaby, BC and moved the company there. During these first five years, the company grow to a team of 6.



Dawson St.

Almost 10 years later, the original structure was replaced with a new 5,000-square-foot building on the same property. 



Alaska St.

As the team continued to grow, A.C.T. moved its Head Office to a 30,000-square-foot building located at 4455 Alaska Street in Burnaby, BC.



97 Ave.

With its continuous expansion, A.C.T.'s  Head Office was moved to a newly renovated building located at 18533 97 Ave in Surrey, BC.




A.C.T’s approach to the future is both global and long-term

It maintains steady incremental growth and continues to expand its major product lines. The company has achieved success as an industry leader and consistently works towards being the industry’s best distributor.