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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.

STARK Finland

STARK 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
That single store has now grown to a family of 35 stores across Finland. The brand name STARK was launched in 2015 after the acquisition of a major competitor, Puukeskus, in 2014.

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.

STARK Finland 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.

STARK Finland 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 STARK.

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Operating in:

  • Finland


  • Building materials

Head office:

Helsinki, Finland

Our website


Helsingintie 50
15100 Lahti

T: +35 83 850 900


As at 31 July 2016