June 1, 2016

Onninen becomes part of the K-Group – we will start the development of a new entity together
Kesko has acquired Onninen and now we can start building a common entity. Kesko’s building and home improvement trade has developed into
 an international success story. Now that the acquisition of Onninen has been completed, we will create together an entirely new building and technical trade entity which will benefit both our customers and partners.
Onninen’s and Kesko’s selections and expertise, coupled with strong supplier partnerships, provide a good platform for success in Europe.
The completion of the acquisition will not mean any visible changes for now, but the work to develop the new entity will start at once. Onninen will continue as Onninen like until now with its familiar brand and chosen strategy without immediate changes. Nor will Kesko’s building and home improvement trade functions change in this context.
The customer and quality are the starting points in everything we do and plan, which is why we invite our customers and partners to join us in the planning of the new entity. We want to offer our customers the best solutions and the best customer experience – in joint discussions, we would like to hear what it could mean in respect of your company. The familiar contact persons will serve you like before.
We have the opportunity to create something new together in a way which will benefit all parties!

Onninen provides comprehensive material and information flow solutions to contractors, industry, public organizations, technical product retailers and suppliers. We are a Finnish company and have operated in the industry since 1913. We have 3,200 employees in our Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish and Baltic operations. Our pro forma net sales were around EUR 1.5 billion in 2015. Onninen Oy is part of Kesko Group.