February 1, 2022 – Richmond, BC
Hemlock Harling Distribution Inc., a market leader in data-driven mail, fulfillment and distribution services, today announced the acquisition of Datex Services Ltd. of Richmond BC. Datex was founded in 1969 and has served the BC marketplace with a full suite of mailing services for over 50 years. Their success and longevity reflect a long-standing commitment to customer service and technical expertise in data and direct mail. Stormer Yttri, President at Datex, Perry Jongsma, VP Operations and Adrian Bartel, Data Technician, will be joining the Hemlock Harling team to support and expand their roster of satisfied customers.
A key aspect of the acquisition will be Hemlock Harling’s transition of its print and mail services from its current location to the nearby Datex mailing facility. Following facility renovations, the move is expected to be completed by Spring/Summer 2022. This 10,000 square foot facility will support data management, digital printing, inkjetting, inserting, polybagging and other core mailing services. The move will also enable Hemlock Harling to dedicate its primary 40,000 square foot location to a rapidly growing eCommerce fulfillment, pick and pack and publication distribution service offering.
“As we announce this very important development for Hemlock Harling, we are also celebrating a significant milestone—the 5th anniversary of our business” states Hemlock Harling President, Richard Kouwenhoven. “It’s perfect timing and there is no doubt the decades of experience and strong relationships developed by the Datex team will be an integral part of Hemlock Harling’s success in the years to come.”
Hemlock Harling General Manager, Paul Mackie adds, “We are excited to have Stormer, Perry and Adrian join the team. They bring a wealth of data and mail experience which will help us continue to develop this core aspect of our business.”
Stormer Yttri, who will transition into a new role as Account Manager at Hemlock Harling, comments, “We are all very excited about joining the Hemlock Harling team and introducing our customers to an expanded range of services including print, distribution and fulfillment. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to work very closely with Hemlock Printers and have been so impressed with their focus on bringing excellence to every aspect of their business. We look forward to blending our skills and expertise in mailing services and working with the incredible team at Hemlock Harling.”
About Hemlock Harling Distribution Inc.
Hemlock Harling is a market leader in data-driven direct mail, fulfillment and distribution services, serving western Canada and the US. Operating from a dedicated 40,000 square foot facility in Richmond, BC, Hemlock Harling works with leading retailers, publishers, professional and not-for-profit organizations to effectively deliver their message and products. Hemlock Harling is FSC® and Climate Smart certified and is a Canada Post Smartmail Marketing Expert Partner. For more information visit www.hemlockharling.com or contact Paul Mackie at 604.333.5542 or
About Datex Services Ltd.
Datex Services was founded in 1969 and has been serving its loyal base of data and mail customers for over 50 years. Stormer Yttri became owner and President in 2001, bringing a high level of technical and customer service expertise to the organization. The company has built a solid reputation of reliability across the service offering, which includes database management, digital and inkjet print, inserting, tabbing and polybagging for mail deliveries through Canada Post and USPS.