Friday, August 12, 2022
by: A1 Sport

Section: Member News

August 2022 

Bois-des-Filion, Quebec, August 2022. – A1 Sport Distribution & Agency, through its parent company, A1 Imports Inc, has finalized the acquisition of ACS Distributing in July 2022. 

A1 Imports was founded in 2003 and launched its sport & outdoor specific division 11 years later in 2014. Since then, A1 Sport has seen significant organic and strategic growth and has established itself as a key distribution partner for most of the major sports & outdoor chains and independent stores in Canada. Specialized mainly in running and outdoors accessories, the addition of ACS, an Ontario based company founded in 1992 by Stuart and Cathy James, will offer great complementary and strengthen A1’s position in the cycling industry. 

“The brands distributed by ACS are recognized and solid brands, which align perfectly with the type of brands in the current portfolio of A1 Sport. They are quality products, which are largely aimed at the mass market, and which offer an excellent value for money. This is exactly what A1 does,” says Alain Sisler, co-owner of A1 Imports and head of A1 Sport. 

The full ACS team, including Stuart James, as President, remains on board to offer a smooth transition and to ensure that the growth seen if the past years continues in the future. 

“ACS Distributing has distinguished itself in the Canadian market thanks to the passion of its founders, their dedication, their in-depth knowledge of the bicycle industry and their personalized business relationships. Therefore, it was important for A1 that everyone at ACS, that has built this great company stays on-board for the future,’’ stated Alain. 

You can learn more about the two companies on their respective websites:
www.a1sport.ca www.acsdistributing.com 
For any questions or information, please contact info@a1sport.ca 


Alain Sisler Vice-President A1 Imports Inc - div A1 Sport asisler@a1sport.ca 
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