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In each of our regions, we operate distinct businesses with strong trading brand names. Many of these hold leading positions in their local markets.

The financial results in this section relate to ongoing businesses only.


Starkki is a Finnish chain of builders’ merchants with a wide and well-assorted product range targeting professional builders, consumers, home builders, industry and distributors.

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The company was established in 1868 by Peter Starckjohann as a single hardware store. In 1940, the business moved to Lahti, which is where its headquarters is still located today.

That single store has now grown to a family of over 40 stores across Finland. The brand name Starkki was launched in 1995. The chain was acquired in 2000 by DT Group and is one of Finland’s leading builders’ merchants.

Starkki serves professional builders, contractors and construction companies, as well as private customers and DIY builders. With its wide product range of building supplies, timber and board products, hardware, tools and interior decoration supplies, it is recognised by professionals as a customer-oriented and quality-conscious chain.

Starkki also serves a considerable amount of retailers through its Rautanet chain. Rautanet includes independent hardware, building material and timber dealers working in close partnership with Starkki.

In 2014 Starkki acquired Puukeskus, a leading distributor of wood-based building materials. Puukeskus has a versatile product mix and offers a wide selection of services for both trade and DIY customers.

With the combined strengths of the companies the team will be able to provide better logistics solutions, improved customer services and greater product availability in a strong branch network.

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Operating in:

  • Finland


  • Building materials

Head office:

Lahti, Finland

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Helsingintie 50
15100 Lahti

T: +35 83 850 900


As at 31 July 2014