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Hemlock Harling acquires Datex Services


February 2, 2022
By PrintAction Staff

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Hemlock Harling Distribution Inc., a provider of data-driven mail, fulfillment and distribution services, acquires Datex Services of Richmond, B.C. Datex was founded in 1969 and has served the B.C. marketplace with a full suite of mailing services for over 50 years.  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-sf 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-sf location to a rapidly growing e-commerce 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 fifth anniversary of our business,” said 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.”

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Stormer Yttri, who will transition into a new role as account manager at Hemlock Harling, said, “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.”