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Pacific Press/MULTIPRESS Announce New Distribution Partnership with Akhurst Machinery


Mount Carmel, Illinois – August 18, 2022. For Immediate Release.

Pacific Press Holdings, LLC is excited to announce a new distribution partnership with Akhurst Machinery Limited.  Akhurst Machinery is now an authorized Pacific Press Technologies and MULTIPRESS manufacturing distributor primarily serving customers in North America.

Akhurst Machinery, a fourth-generation family-owned business, has been a leading distributor of high-quality industrial equipment to the secondary woodworking, structural steel, sheet metal, and machine tool industries for almost 85 years.  Akhurst Machinery was founded in 1938 by William (W.A.) Akhurst.  After World War II, Spud Akhurst joined his father in the company, where it grew to become the largest equipment distributor in Canada to the wood industry.  In addition to the headquarters in Vancouver, BC, branch offices are also located in Edmonton, Alberta (AB), Mississauga, Ontario (ON), Longueuil, Quebec (QC), and Dieppe, New Brunswick (NB).  In addition to Canada, Akhurst also has branch locations in the United States in Anaheim, California and Blaine, Washington.

“We are happy to announce our new distribution partnership with Akhurst Machinery.  Our new partnership with Akhurst will allow us to expand our customer base throughout Canada and the West Coast.  Akhurst Machinery’s decades-long legacy of distributing high-quality industrial equipment throughout North America gives us confidence that they will also meet the specific needs of our customers” said Brian Evans, President of Pacific Press Holdings, LLC.

“The Akhurst Machinery team is pleased with our new distribution partnership with Pacific Press Holdings.  As one of North America’s largest independent machinery distributors, we are confident that we can represent Pacific Press and MULTIPRESS custom press and press brake machinery throughout the region.  We will continue helping our customers with the selection of equipment, financing, installation, training, parts support, and after-sales service, while representing Pacific Press and MULTIPRESS new machinery in secondary woodworking, structural steel, sheet metal, and machine tool industries” said Graham Akhurst, Vice President of Akhurst Machinery Limited.

About Pacific Press Holdings, LLC

Pacific Press Holdings, LLC is an industrial holding company that is made up of Pacific Press Technologies, Inc. and Multipress, Inc.  Both companies are partnered together, providing the very best in custom hydraulic press and press brake solutions for all industries and applications.  To learn more, visit their websites at and

Contact Akhurst Machinery, MULTIPRESS or Pacific Press

Graham Akhurst, President, Akhurst Machinery
Tel: 604.540.1430
Toll Free: 1.888.265.4826

Rick Snyder, MULTIPRESS Regional Sales Mgr.
Cell: 614.643.2370

Matthew Crosby, Pacific Press Regional Sales Mgr.
Office: 618.262.8666, x2230
Cell: 618.240.3973