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Helping businesses navigate customs and freight since 1985.

If you work with us, you're family.

Our connection to our customers and each other is what inspires us to work hard. When you work for, or with Welke, you’re family.

Meticulous is our middle name.

With compliance and customs, there isn’t room for any error. We go over everything with a fine tooth comb to avoid any issues that might arise—attention to detail is key.

We pivot and adapt on the daily.

When it comes to trade, things move fast. We check our ego at the door so we can easily pivot and adapt. We’re trusted experts who are always looking to learn and grow.

We’re family. But the healthy-boundary-type-of-family.

Since 1985, Rolf Welke and his sons Bernard and Peter, have been on a mission to redefine quality service. Our unique and empowered team not only cultivates deep relationships with their assigned customers but also with freight forwarders, carriers and customs staff to fully integrate customer supply chains.

Over 65 Employees

The number of staff we have taking care of your business.

Over 1 Million Shipments

The number of shipments we’ve handled with care.

Over 35 Years

The number of years we’ve been clearing your customs.

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Bernard Welke
Bernard Welke

Co-Founder

 

Q: If something fell off the truck, what would you want it to be?
A: The secret to true inner peace.

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Peter Welke

Co-Founder

 

Q: If you were a shipping container, where would you like to be routed to and why?
A: Mediterranean to see the beautiful coastline of Spain, Italy, Croatia and Greece.

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Derek Johnson

VP of Operations – Freight Forwarding

 

Q: Steamships, airplanes, and trucks don’t exist. How would you transport a container?
A: Horse and Buggy! Carbon Neutral Logistics!

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Jordan Welke

VP – Sales and Marketing

 

Q: If you were a shipping container, where would you like to be routed to and why?
A: If I say Mars, do I get to hang out with Elon Musk?

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Flavio Maciel

Chief Technology Officer

 

Q: If something fell off the back of a truck, what would you want it to be?
A: A box of gift cards to any of the music streaming services, to be shared. Music is one of the most precious presents you can give.

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Lynne Legrow

Controller

 

Q: Would you rather have 200 butterflies, or one very angry squirrel appear out of nowhere every time you clear a shipment through customs?
A: 200 butterflies as their population is in serious decline.

Maureen Celmer
Maureen Celmer

VP – US Customs

 

Q: Steamships, airplanes, and trucks don’t exist. How would you transport a container?
A: Santa Claus and his reindeer. Magical team!

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Chris Plummer

Rating Manager – Canadian Customs

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Colleen Donaldson

Customer Service Manager – Canadian Customs

 

Q: Steamships, airplanes, and trucks don’t exist. How would you transport a container?
A: By Animals! Horses in the summer months and Huskies in the winter months.

Simon Yu

Director – Air & Ocean

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Pauline Gray

Manager of Customs Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

 

Q: If you were a shipping container, where would you like to be routed to and why?
A: Las Vegas! Why? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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Ingrid Hoff

Supervisor of Duty Drawbacks and Amends

 

Q: If you were a shipping container, where would you like to be routed to and why?
A:  It depends on the goods I’m carrying and the season. South Pacific in the
winter, Canada and Arctic Circle in the summer.

Nick Taylor

Business Development – Western Canada

 

Q: If you were a shipping container, where would you like to be routed to and why?
A: Somewhere with a quiet port so I wouldn’t have to wait in a backlog.

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Megan Davis

Business Development – USA

Boyd Cliff

Inside Sales & Customer Success

Giving back is in our DNA.

Just like we take care of our clients, we also take care of the planet and community. For every shipment we clear, we plant one tree with the non-profit One Tree Planted. We’re also well on our way to being 100% paperless.

We’re proud partners with Touch the Trucks Toronto, Daily Bread and Dress Down for Charity.

Welke is CTPAT and PIP certified.

At Welke, we follow the highest standards of customs and supply chain compliance and are proud of being CTPAT and PIP certified. If you’re an importer and would like to enroll in either of these programs, please reach out to us for more information.