C.J. Group acquires Clixx Mailing Facility from WestRock Canada

Jay Mandarino.
Jay Mandarino.

The Toronto-based C.J. Group of Companies (which includes award-winning commercial printer C.J. Graphics) has added Clixx (Scarborough, Ontario), one of the top mailing facilities in Canada, to its family of 30 companies. “This acquisition is a great fit for our ever-expanding group of companies,” said Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of the C.J. Group of Companies. “There’s a lot of synergy between our two organizations. Quality and workmanship with exceptional service are paramount at both CJG and Clixx.” According to Karl Broderick, Director of Strategic Projects for WestRock Canada, C.J. is “the perfect fit to take over this great team and business unit.”

The acquisition adds a huge array of quality equipment and services to the group’s existing resources, increasing C.J.’s production capabilities and boosting its overall versatility. Clixx offers a full line of direct-mail services such as digital variable-data printing and binding, in-house data and postal technology, pick-and-pack, kitting and fulfillment, inserting, tipping, and many other customized services. “With direct mail increasing each year, this will be a great addition – and was the last missing link to having all solutions under one roof to better serve our clients,” Mandarino added.

Clixx began in 1986 as A&T Mailing Services and quickly established itself as a premier mailing house for charities, fundraisers and many corporations. It steadily grew its services and clientele throughout the years and was most recently acquired by WestRock in January of 2016. Sherwin Abrazaldo, a Clixx veteran, will head up the Division and lead the move to its new home at 560 Hensall Circle near Cawthra Road and Dundas Streets in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of the Etobicoke border. As we reported previously, over the next three months, the rest of the C.J. Graphics organization will also be relocating to this newly purchased 230,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. There will be no interruption to business during this time, and the move will make C.J. one of the only companies in North America with all 30 divisions operating out of one facility.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.