Our History


DFX Distribution (DFX) is Canada’s largest independent distributor of prestigious products to the duty free trade. Founded in 1988, Family owned, DFX is also Canada’s oldest.

Our longevity and success can be attributed to the excellent relationships we have built with both our suppliers and clients coupled with our constant efforts in adhering to the main emphasis of our corporate mission statement which is to achieve operational excellence whilst maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. DFX is well positioned to meet any challenge from increasing sales to supply chain optimization in the Canadian land border duty free market.


BHI is a private corporation founded in 1988 by Michael Beler with DFX created to provide assistance to international suppliers trying to gain economical access to the then new and growing Canadian land border duty free market. With the exception of one supplier who has withdrawn from this channel, all of the original suppliers signed to contracts in 1988 are still with DFX today.

In 2001, we established a specialist logistics company, BILSI, who now manages all of DFX’s logistical requirements from running a bonded warehouse, to Customs compliance and document preparation, IT resources, and financial services. This allows DFX to focus solely on sales and marketing.


DFX is serviced by BILSI from 65,000 square feet of warehouse and offices in Mississauga (15 minutes west of Toronto Airport) of which 20,000 square feet is a bonded warehouse.

The operation of a bonded warehouse is a highly regulated business with specific reporting requirements to Canada Customs (CBSA). We are one of the very few post audit warehouses in Canada. We have developed a relationship with Customs Canada such that we report outgoing shipments in arrears and all documentation is exchanged electronically and approved normally within the hour. This speeds up order processing, and allows for quick order fulfillment turnaround.

For even greater accuracy, we currently use radio frequency scanners so that both the receiving and shipping functions are become more secure, accurate, and automated. We can also scan the secondary codes on each product so that we can pinpoint where a product was shipped in case of any potential issues.