Wall display of works published by Friesens at the company's headquarters
|Founder||David W. Friesen|
|Chad Friesen, president and chief executive officer|
Curwin Friesen, chairman of the board
|Products||Books, Yearbooks, Self-publishing, Consumer Packaging|
|Revenue||CAD$96,000,000 (2019) 10% from 2018|
Number of employees
|Divisions||Friesens Book Division, Friesens Yearbooks, Friesens Packaging, FriesenPress|
Friesens Corporation is Canada's largest printer of hardcover books. They are employee-owned, specializing in hardcover books and yearbooks, and located in Altona, Manitoba, Canada. Friesens also operates a self-publishing subsidiary named FriesenPress, launched in 2009.
Friesens was founded by David W. Friesen in 1907 as a confectionery store. In 1933, the family purchased a printing press and began publication of the Red River Valley Echo. The company underwent rapid expansion in the 1960s and 1970s, becoming a regional printer of high school yearbooks.
Friesens is Canada's largest printer of hardcover books. Furthermore, it has been rated as one of Canada's best 50 managed companies by Deloitte and Touche on several occasions. In 2018, Friesens was number 60 of the top 400 printing companies in the United States and Canada.
In 2009, Friesens opened the self-publishing imprint FriesenPress in Victoria, which by 2013 published about 200 books per month.
- In 2004, The National Association for Printing Leadership awarded Friesens its highest management award.
- In 2004, Caldwell Partners and The Globe and Mail named president Curwin Friesen as one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40".
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