The site of the 2010 Winter Olympics is also Canada’s largest port city. With its position on the Pacific Ocean, it is ideally located to serve the important trade to and from Asia—and not least the automobile manufacturers of Japan and Korea. 

Located in the southern part of greater Vancouver some 32 kilometers from the ocean up the Fraser River, the Annacis Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) is unique in the number of customers served—including BMW, Chrysler, GM, Hino Motor Sales, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Infiniti, Porsche, Subaru and Volvo—and in the services provided, from simple processing to accessorizing to the skills of a complete paint and body shop. The result was a five percent growth in 2009 to almost 255,800 vehicles handled—despite a 10-percent drop in vehicle sales in Canada. While the VPC largely works with automobiles, it also can handle high and heavy (HH) and used vehicle traffic.