STARK Group Strengthens Its Presence in Northern Finland with New Rovaniemi Branch

STARK Group Strengthens Its Presence in Northern Finland with New Rovaniemi Branch

(IN BRIEF) STARK Group, a leading provider of building materials and solutions, is extending its reach in Northern Finland by inaugurating a new branch in Rovaniemi. This expansion adds to the company’s existing network of 27 branches throughout Finland. Rovaniemi, known for its growth in tourism and industrial investments, offers a promising business environment. The newly opened branch, tailored to serve professional customers, features a diverse product range, extended opening hours, and efficient logistics services. Despite challenges in the Finnish construction industry, STARK Group remains committed to investing in its branch network, aligning with its growth strategy to support tradespeople across the country. CEO Søren P. Olesen emphasizes the importance of this expansion in strengthening the company’s presence across Finland, from north to south.

(PRESS RELEASE) FREDERIKSBERG, 3-Nov-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — STARK Group is expanding its footprint in Northern Finland by opening a new branch in Rovaniemi, thereby strengthening its regional presence and business network, now comprising 27 branches across Finland.

Rovaniemi is a growing city, with tourism and industrial investments being significant assets in the region. The new branch and pickup area, along with its product range, opening hours and logistic services, have been specifically designed and planned with a focus on serving the professional customers in the area.

STARK Group CEO, Søren P. Olesen says:

“With this branch opening, we are enhancing our customer offering across Finland, spanning from the northern to the southern regions. The location of this branch significantly bolsters our network, and Rovaniemi stands as a dynamic and growing commercial hub in the northernmost province of Finland,”

“Although the current outlook for the construction industry in Finland may seem challenging, we remain committed to looking beyond the present circumstances. That is why we persist in our investments and the ongoing development of our branch network to serve the professional tradespeople throughout Finland.”

With the opening, STARK Group continues to expand its branch network, which is a central step in the company’s growth strategy.

About STARK Group

STARK Group is a leading business-to-business merchant and distributor of heavy building materials for the construction industry in Europe, with a strategic focus on serving professional builders from its more than 1,150 branches. STARK Group has pro forma net sales of approx. EUR 9 billion, operates in the UK, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway and employs more than 20,000 people. STARK Group holds leading national or regional position in all markets.

STARK Group is committed to reach net zero emissions by 2050 across the entire business, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and works within fully 2030 validated science-based targets to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Media Contact:

Kaspar Bach Habersaat
Group Chief Communications Officer
+45 4092 8881



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