Briefly in English

STARK – professional in service

STARK is a reliable and accomplished building materials supplier chain. STARK combines special timber and building products with its long-term expertise of the construction sector in Finland. We take pleasure in serving professionals  - and consumers professionally.

STARK serves its customers in Finland through a network of 27 stores, and via its online store.  Our product range is geared towards serving professionals in construction and industry, as well as in new development, renovation and repair projects. For us, a broad product range spells availability; all products required in construction are available on the shelves of the store or in its customer pick-up yard.


As we want to offer our customers environmentally friendly products and services, we pay special attention to the origin and quality of our solutions. In all our operations, we commit ourselves to responsible practices. STARK, as part of Wolseley plc, recognizes the following key themes in its corporate responsibility strategy: health and safety, environment, people, responsible business and communality. These themes support STARK’s business strategy. In procurement policies, we favor suppliers that offer certified products and services with known environmental impacts.


STARK has strong historical ties with Finland, but thanks to our being part of the largest construction-sector enterprise in the Nordic countries, DT Group and the global Wolseley Group, our resources are not restricted to domestic know-how. STARK revenue in 2016 amounted to EUR 592 million, with the headcount being approximately 1,000. In the next few years, our objective is to become stronger than our competitors, and also the most sought-after partner for professionals in the construction business.


Contact information, STARK Chain Management

DT Finland Oy, Lyhtytie 1, 00750 HELSINKI (Head Office and Helsinki  HUB ie. Metropolitan Area Distribution Depot)
Helsingintie 50, 15100 LAHTI (Chain Management and Central Warehouse)

PL 26, 15101 LAHTI


Telephone: +358 93 541 3000



Communications Manager
Malla Palmén, tel. +358 (0)44 475 3017


President and CEO

Harri Päiväniemi


Atte Ailio

Markku Valtee, Head of Sales


Seppo Lillstrang, Sales Director, Industrial sales
Jouni Kontkanen, Sales Director, Industrial sales

Jari Rissanen, Sales Director, B2B
Janne Uosukainen, Key Account Manager for the Rautanet chain

Consumer Business and Marketing
Anne Koskinen, Sales Director

Kari Wahlman, Sourcing Director

Category Managers
Pia Flink
Pasi Nylander
Jari Mäkinen
Jyrki Pakkanen
Seppo Kouvonen (Category Director)

Product Sales Managers
Ismo Orjala
Esa Ripatti

Assortment Manager
Pauliina Mäkiaho

Lasse Kalmi, Business Development Manager
Central Warehouse Operations
Jari Hertman, Manager


Finance and IT
Toni Suomela, Business Controller
Jukka Pitkäkangas, Controller
Iiris Pullinen, Accounting Manager
Petteri Mantere, ICT Manager
Mika Kauppi, Credit Manager

Human Resources and Communications
Riikka Tarkiainen, HR Director
Soili Männikkö, HR Manager
Ari Isosalo, Chief Shop Steward
Malla Palmén, Communications Manager