Hemlock Harling Distribution, a market leader in data-driven mail, fulfillment and distribution services serving western Canada and the U.S. from its 40,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, British Columbia, has acquired Datex Services, also located in Richmond, BC. Datex was founded in 1969 and has served the BC marketplace with a full suite of mailing services for over 50 years. Its success and longevity reflect a long-standing commitment to customer service and technical expertise in data and direct mail. Hemlock Harling works with leading retailers, publishers, professional and not-for-profit organizations to effectively deliver their messages and products. Datex’s Stormer Yttri, President at Datex, Perry Jongsma, VP of Operations, and Adrian Bartel, Data Technician, will be joining the Hemlock Harling team.
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 renovations, the move is expected to be completed by the Spring or Summer of 2022. The 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 location to its rapidly growing eCommerce fulfillment activities, pick-and-pack, and publication distribution.
“As we announce this very important development for Hemlock Harling, we’re also celebrating a significant milestone – the 5th anniversary of our business,” said Hemlock Harling President, Richard Kouwenhoven. “It’s perfect timing and there’s 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 added: “We’re 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.”