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Serving you with fine craftsmanship.

Our story in print begins in the small rural town of Altona, Manitoba. Friesens was founded in 1907 by D.W. Friesen, a leader and entrepreneur whose core principles included creating employment opportunities within the community all based on the philosophy of serving others, creating a fine craft, and expanding this global village. His vision is reflected in the way Friesens connects with customers and employees today.

Share your best story with the world through the power of print.

We know you have a unique story to tell, and it is our honour to help you every step of the way.

We help:

  • Authors share their story for the first time
  • Publishers grow their business
  • Students capture and share their high school memories
  • Consumer brands showcase their product attributes
  • Organizations share their history

D.W. Friesen, Founder of Friesens“We will be successful if our customers are successful.”

D.W. Friesen, Founder of Friesens

How We Do It!

Patty, a Friesens employee since 2002
Patty, a Friesens employee-owner since 2002

Our secret to success isn’t so secret. This is how we do it…

  • We recruit good people.
  • We motivate them as employee-owners.
  • We train relentlessly in the craft.
  • We enable everyone with continuous reinvestment in technology.
  • We instill a focus on company success.
  • We encourage everyone’s ideas to improve the company.

With all of these ingredients, we serve the needs of publishers and brands across North America. Given our location at the heart of the continent, we are well positioned to provide quality product and services anywhere in Canada and the USA.

Experience the Friesens Way

The way we accomplish our mission is by focusing on what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

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At Friesens, we’re in the business of meeting our customers’ needs.  While we remain at the forefront of printing technology, our people are what make things happen.  As an Employee-Owned corporation, everyone at Friesens is committed to ensuring your experience is as satisfying as the books we produce.

Mykola, a Friesens employee since 2022
Mykola, a Friesens employee-owner since 2022
Anil Paul, a Friesens employee-owner since 2022

Employee-Ownership Matters

Friesens has been employee-owned in some form since the 1950s. Since then, the ownership model has evolved, but the constant has been a commitment to employee engagement through ownership.