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Nordics

We are the largest distributor of building materials in the Nordic region with number one market positions in Denmark and Sweden.

4

Business units

212

Branches

5,292

Employees

Business units

Ferguson’s Nordic business, Stark Group, principally operates four business units across Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The businesses primarily serve residential RMI and new construction markets.

Stark (Denmark)

Stark is the leading distributor of heavy building materials, tools, hardware, timber and panels in Denmark. Stark’s customers include both professional contractors and DIY builders with around half of stores having a dedicated DIY section. 

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Market position

40%

Contribution to ongoing revenue in 2015/16

Beijer (Sweden)

Beijer is the leading distributor of building materials in Sweden, operating through combi-stores serving both professional customers and consumers.

1

Market position

26%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2015/16

Stark (Finland)

Stark Finland distributes building supplies, timber and board products, hardware, tools and interior decoration supplies to professional contractors, construction companies and private DIY customers.

2

Market position

27%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2015/16

Neumann (Norway)

Another business unit in the region is Neumann, a distributor of building materials in Norway. Neumann serves professional builders, contractors and small industrial enterprises.

7%

Neumann (Norway building materials) contribution to 2015/16 revenue

Our brands

Stark (Denmark)

STARK is a nationwide Danish chain of builders’ merchants, selling timber, building materials and tools, and providing professional advice on building and logistics solutions to professional and DIY builders.

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Market position

89

Branches

2,307

Employees

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.

2

Market position

35

Branches

1,059

Employees

Beijer Byggmaterial

Beijer Byggmaterial is a Swedish chain of builders' merchants. It operates through combi-stores and has a wide and well-assorted product range for both professional customers and consumers.

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market position

72

branches

1,380

employees

Performance

£1,881m

Revenue 14% of group

£60m

Trading profit

3.2%

Trading margin

5-year performance £m (%)

Quarterly like-for-like revenue growth (%)

Revenue by market sector (%)