Tiger Group Auctioning Assets from Westbury National Show Systems Nov. 17-19

Published: 2020-11-05

Tiger Group will be selling gear from the recently closed Westbury National Show Systems Ltd., in a three-day online auction Nov. 17-19.

Westbury had long been one of Canada’s largest full-service live event rental production companies, operating from an approximately 60,000-square-foot facility in metro Toronto, before going into receivership on Oct. 9.

The online auction will offer “an expansive inventory of gear valued at more than $15 million, with Day 1 for audio equipment, Day 2 for lighting and video gear, and Day 3 for staging equipment,” according to the Tiger Group announcement.

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The auction includes gear from manufacturers including Adamson, Avid, Ayrton, Black Magic, Christie, Clay Paky, Folsom, Mac, Martin, Shure, Sony, Vari-Lite and Yamaha.

Tiger Group will also be conducting a separate online auction Dec. 8 for the remaining assets of Westbury’s Audio-Visual Integrative Division.

That slice of the company “specialized in designing and implementing systems integration for enterprise, healthcare, education, government, gaming, sports, entertainment and worship clients across Canada,” according to the Tiger Group announcement.

Assets up for bid will include office furniture and equipment, vehicles, warehouse racking, and supplies. Full details will be posted at on November 12.

Inside Westbury National Show Systems Sale

“The Tiger team is excited to bring to market the assets of one of Canada’s largest AV rental houses,” said Jonathan Holiday, director of business development for Tiger Commercial & Industrial. “With Westbury serving premier live events and productions for more than 40 years, an inventory of this magnitude does not become available very often.

“The quantity and quality of gear up for bid provides a tremendous opportunity for rental and production companies, houses of worship, universities and other end-users to add to their existing inventory and prepare for 2021 as events start to take place again,” he said.

A full catalog on the items up for bid for the Nov. 17-19 auction can be found at Online bidding will commence at 10 a.m. ET on Nov. 10 and close at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 for audio equipment; 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 for lighting and video gear; and 10 a.m. on Nov. 19 for staging equipment.

All bidders are required to register prior to the sale at

Interested buyers can preview the gear on Nov. 16, by appointment only. To arrange an appointment or obtain additional information, contact Jonathan Holiday at (805) 367-3893 or

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