We’re thrilled to share that we have been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies!
The Globe and Mail’s annual ranking of Canada’s boldest entrepreneurial businesses recognized Welke Global, our freight forwarding division, as one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada for the 2019-2022 fiscal years.
How Welke Global became one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies
Welke Customs & Logistics started out 35+ years ago as a family owned customs brokerage. Our company is currently comprised of three divisions: Our Canadian customs brokerage (Welke Customs Brokers Ltd.), our American Customs Brokerage (Welke Customs Brokers USA), and our freight forwarding division (Welke Global Logistics).
A few years ago, we noticed our freight forwarding division was relatively small and had not reached its full potential. We made the decision to focus on growing Welke Global and establishing our freight forwarding division as one of the top freight forwarding services in Canada.
The turning point in our journey came during the COVID-19 pandemic when supply chain disruptions rocked the global logistics industry. Instead of being deterred by the challenges, we saw an opportunity. We quickly pivoted and adapted to the new environment by exploring innovative solutions. We committed ourselves to moving cargo efficiently and safely, making sure each and every one of our clients felt confident using our services.
Our dedication paid off as we gained a significant market share during those challenging times. We were able to turn adversity into an advantage and become a trusted partner for clients who needed reliability and agility more than ever.
As the world gradually recovered from the pandemic, we leveraged the volume and experience we had gained during those intense months. We made the decision to offer our freight services to our existing customs brokerage clients. This strategic move expanded our offerings and strengthened our relationships with our loyal clients.
The development of our single technology platform
As we worked towards growing Welke Global, we developed a singular piece of technology to benefit our clients across all three divisions. We understand that efficiency and transparency are paramount in the modern logistics landscape. So, we created a seamless and user-friendly technology portal where our clients could easily track their shipments and customs processes in one place. This innovation ultimately streamlined our operations and enhanced the overall client experience.
Our gratitude to our clients
We firmly believe building strong relationships with our clients is the key to success in this industry. No matter how much we grow, we will never lose sight of the importance of providing excellent, tailored service to our clients.
We are thrilled to have won this award and are excited about the future and the new challenges it will bring. We are grateful for the support of our wonderful team and clients, many of whom have been with us every step of the way.