Briefly in English

STARK – professional in service - strong since 1868

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 26 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. STARKGroup 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 being part of the largest construction-sector enterprise in the Nordic countries, STARK Group  our resources are not restricted to domestic know-how. STARK revenue in 2020 amounted to EUR 570 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.Year 2018 we celebrated our 150th anniversary - "Strong since 1868"​

Contact information

Telephone: +358 93 541 3000  

E-mail: firstname.familyname@stark-suomi.fi


Stark Suomi Oy, Vänrikinkuja 2, FIN-02600 ESPOO

Chain Management Support Functions
Ahjokatu 4 FIN-15800 LAHTI

Metropolitan Area Distribution Depot HUB Helsinki

Lyhtytie 1, FIN-00750 HELSINKI

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


President and CEO

Harri Päiväniemi


Katja Laurila


Seppo Hakanen


Markku Valtee, Director Customer Segments and Solution selling

Kalle Tuokko, Sales Director, Industrial sales (IATOD)

Jari Rissanen, Sales Director, B2B
Timo Mäyrämäki Sales Director Rautanet chain

Janne Uosukainen, Key Account Manager for the Rautanet chain


Commercial Director
Jarmo Salmi

Digital Marketing Manager
Anna Vanhala



Malla Palmén

Sourcing Director
Jari Tuomikoski

Sourcing Managers
Seppo Kouvonen
Pasi Nylander
Jari Mäkinen
Jussi Salmi
Okko Tonteri
Kati Reinikka
Category Director
Anne Koskinen

Category Managers
Anne Koskinen
Ismo Orjala
Pia Flink
Tomas Berghäll

Janne Riilas
Karin Lammi
Mervi Kuula

Esa Pärssinen

Assortment Manager

Laura Sareva

Kari Wahlman, Logistics Director
Jari Hertman, Manager Central Warehouse Operations
Tero Likonen, Manager Helsinki HUB


Iiris Pullinen, Finance Manager
Mika Kauppi, Credit Manager

Human Resources
Riikka Tarkiainen, HR Director
Maria-Susanna Wirkkala, HR Business Partner
Ari Isosalo, Chief Shop Steward