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From the turbulence of market disturbances towards significantly better prospects


From the turbulence of market disturbances towards significantly better prospects

Since 2019, we have encountered many types of market disturbances. However, we have been able to react to them in time.

Global turbulence with the covid-19 pandemic and most recently Russia’s war of aggression have shaken numerous industries and the global economy. Since the spring of last year, the reduced availability of raw materials and supplies and the increase in prices have complicated, among other things, the schedules of the construction industry. Now the raw material situation is starting to normalize, and in our own industry we have also managed to find replacement products.

We at Piantek have succeeded because we have the necessary number of support legs and the room for movement they bring. Sufficient scope has proven to be a strategically successful choice. We have also been operating for almost 20 years, which, in addition to long customer relationships, has also ensured the stability of our operations.

The order book looks quite bright

In the near future, we believe we will be able to share good project news from both domestic industry and significant exports, for example from a foreign airport. In Finland, we have received new orders from the construction industry. Good cooperation also continues with our long-term customers.

Two years ago we launched Space4you workspaces. These high-quality acoustic and air-conditioned “spaces within spaces” equipped with antibacterial lighting can be used for the most versatile purposes. During the pandemic years, the need to use them has only grown, while, for example, remote meetings unsuitable for open offices have multiplied.

On the right track

Piantek’s close development and design cooperation with architects, interior designers and designers continues. Construction, renovations and the manufacture of special furniture as well as the connection of electronics and other digitalization require a demanding level of technical planning and interior design contracting. We use, for example, wood materials, metal, plastic, glass and stone. We couldn’t succeed in that either without the top-notch skill and commitment of our own staff. We can also solve problems related to combining materials and functionality.

The engineering technology, carpentry skills and creative problem-solving skills represented by Piantek have guaranteed us both new projects and lasting customer relationships year after year. With an uncompromising attitude and good cooperation, we have created successful results, which we produce now and in the future.


Tapani Renkola





Petri Juotasniemi has started on March 8, 2023, in project management duties at Piantek Ltd. Petri has a long experience in various construction projects, both in project management and supervisory tasks, as well as in Retail construction. Petri will strengthen our already strong expertise in projects related to special furniture and various contracting.

+358 40 763 2022

We welcome Petri to our team.

Dufry’s newest store at Helsinki-Vantaa airport is now ready. 1300m2 and 300 pieces of furniture create a wonderful whole.


In the spring of 2022, an amazing international project started with Dufry Finland at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s departure terminal. The new 1300m2 tax-free store opened for customers on December 8, 2022. The stylish store was designed from Madrid on behalf of Mostaza Design. The project complex was managed from Sweden and by the customer Dufry Finland. Piantek manufactured and installed the space’s furniture for Dufry and various brands.

The airport is a demanding operating environment in terms of its size, material requirements and safety aspects. It is also open 24/7 on site. Those of you familiar with the industry know what a frenzy it is like on the construction site when the opening day approaches. It requires an accurate eye for the game, scheduling, cooperation and flexibility in an ever-changing work environment.

Piantek completed the job wonderfully – quality and can-do attitude are our trump cards.




On Monday, September 12, 2022, project manager, industrial designer Else-Maria Hursti, who previously worked at Posti as a Concept Design Manager, has started at Piantek Oy’s Helsinki office. Else-Maria’s special expertise is in furniture and product design, space planning, design and brand development, as well as tasks related to the procurement of projects. Else-Maria has also worked strongly on the sales side and will strengthen Piantek’s sales team with her own expertise.

+358 40 5190 777

We welcome Else-Maria to our team. We are pleased to have her solid know-how and experience available to Piantek’s customers.

Changes in the organization


There have been changes in the personnel of our company.

Tapani Renkola has been appointed CEO. Tapani Renkola has previously held the position of CEO of our company in 2005–2020. Jyrki Vainio, who held the position, is no longer employed by our company.

Lauri Hindström has started as a Business Director in our company. Lauri Hindström has previously served as CEO of Hermetel Oy and before that as Country Manager for Huurre Group.

In the future, you can contact Lauri Hindström (+358 40 485 3415 / or Tapani Renkola (+358 400 795 077 / and your customer-responsible salesperson, as before.



Henrik Lampinen has started as Piantek Ltd’s Project Manager and is also part of our sales team.

He will work on contracting and installation from the Koskenkorva office.

Henrik has strong experience in the field of furniture and contracting and is a master builder by training.

+358 (0) 40 549 8513

We welcome Henrik to our team.



Antti Immonen has started on September 1, 2021 as a Technical Designer Expert at Piantek Ltd.

Antti will work mainly in technical design at our Koskenkorva office. Antti has strong expertise and experience in designing special furniture over the years.

+358 40 164 7075

We welcome  Antti to our team. We are pleased to have his solid know-how and experience available to Piantek’s customers.

Space4you – Support and enjoyment for the students


“The students find it to be an interesting space. When you enter, you feel the lift of learning and the joy of learning.” This is how Assistant Principal Marianne Andersen describes the separate six-person space solution at Lehtikuusi School in Vantaa.  It’s all about the Space4you workspace of Piantek.

The soundproofed standalone space at Lehtikuusi School creates a peaceful learning environment for students from 1st to 5th grade. Interaction with the teacher or the therapist can take place at close range, strengthening the student’s sense of individual encounter. The students consider the space as a favourite location for a lesson.

The new learning space built in the school lobby offers modern charm to students in the older corridor schools, also contributing to it being the desired working space. The air conditioning in the space also ensures clean and fresh air. In newer open schools, a separate soundproofed space offers a peaceful, safe and quiet recess.

“There are a lot of people moving around in our lobby, but this space nicely supports our need to exclude sounds and the traffic of the lobby from the actual learning situation”, Andersen describes the functionality of Space4you.

Teachers enjoy the intense and focused student encounter made possible by the extra space.  Teachers can also more easily show that they are right there at that very moment just for their students.

In addition to deploying it as learning premises, Lehtikuusi School uses the Space4you as a conference room with teacher colleagues, children’s guardians, therapists and other partners, either in face-to-face or remote meetings. In this way, it also enables teachers to have a separate and peaceful workspace when needed.

The Space4you workspace at the Lehtikuusi School, named the Havu conference room, is part of the learning environment development project organized by the @City of Vantaa.  The aim is to experiment with different solutions to add teaching facilities to school lobbies and other public spaces.

Learn more about Space4you workspaces of different sizes and their possibilities >>


Piantek launches a new model for the Space4you family


Soundproof and safe space solution for one person. The XS model is an excellent workspace for calls or Teams meetings, for example. In the space you can work all day thanks to efficient air conditioning and good acoustics.

Space4you XS is new in the entire collection. The model has all the same functions as the larger models, e.g. air purifier, antibacterial light and sliding doors. Space4you workspaces now come in five different sizes XS, S, M, L and XL.

Ask for more information and ask for an offer, sales +358 40 124 6207 or


Piantek has signed a cooperation agreement with Are on the installation and maintenance and project services for Piantek’s antibacterial workspaces


Piantek and Are have agreed to co-operate in the installation, maintenance and upkeep of Space4you workspaces manufactured by Piantek.

Piantek’s new Space4you workspaces create clean and safe solutions for public spaces.

  • Space4you is a detached space isolated from the rest of the premises. It is perfectly suited to serve as a hygienic conference room or a quiet workspace. Space4you is dimensioned to be placed in open-plan offices, pharmacies, commercial premises, shopping malls, office buildings or other public spaces.



Are takes care of the professional installation and maintenance of the facilities throughout Finland.

  • We will offer new types of solutions to our customers for the safe use of the premises through this cooperation, promises Sami Häkkinen, Are’s Director of Modernization Services in Southern Finland.

In addition, Are and Piantek will enhance their cooperation in furniture installations. Piantek’s and Are’s cooperation will provide a high-quality project service package for facility implementations and updates. Piantek’s technical know-how in special furniture and their manufacturing, combined with Are’s strong technical contracting expertise, enables quick and cost-effective delivery of a package perfectly suitable for the customer’s needs.

Additional information:
Sami Häkkinen, Director, Are Oy, 040 516 4233.

Check out Piantek’s products and Space4you workspaces: Special furniture and interior design contracting | Piantek Oy Ltd


Piantek Ltd. is a manufacturer of special furniture and a total supplier of interior contracting. We manufacture furniture and space structures for public spaces. The spaces include business centers, shops, pharmacies, restaurants, hotels and ships. Piantek Ltd’s factory is located in Koskenkorva, Ilmajoki, and the sales office is in Helsinki. Piantek Ltd. was founded in 2005 and employs 20 people and indirectly about 100 people.

Are is a family business founded in Finland with over 100 years of experience in building service engineering. We offer solutions and services for the entire life cycle of a property, from new properties’ building technology contracting to facilities’ maintenance and service as well as their modernization and renovation. We work closely with our customers to find the best solutions, be it an office, a shopping centre, a hotel, a hospital, a residential property or an industrial facility. We invest in smart building technology, which ensures energy-efficient facilities for our customers and comfortable indoor conditions for the premises’ end-users, implemented cost-effectively. Are has about 3,500 employees in Finland and Sweden, and its turnover is approximately 490 million €. Are is part of the Conficap Group.

Piantek participates in the Apteekkari 2020 event on November 19-20


In the Apteekkari 2020 event, Piantek will comprehensively present how the hygienic and antibacterial Space4you is suitable for the pharmacy environment- When visiting the event, you are welcome to get acquainted with the solutions used in Space4you, which make the compact space antibacterial, soundproof and barrier-free. Our special furniture production is also presented, as well as our Safe Products product family, which is used to increase the premises’ antibacterial properties.

Antibacterial service point for pharmacies

Space4you is ideal, for example, as a service point for various one-on-one guidance activities or measurements. Space4you is available in four different sizes, so there is even room for larger devices if needed. If necessary, the space can be divided by partitions.

The Space4you air purifier is energy efficient and quiet. It cleans the air of small particles up to 0.02 µm (micrometers) in size, such as viruses, bacteria, microbes and dust, without any harmful by-products. Because Space4you produces 10 times its size of fresh air, it also improves the air quality of the surrounding space.

The hygiene of the space can be increased using antibacterial lighting. The Safe Light luminaire produces light that eliminates microbes and bacteria, but is still safe for human beings.

Barrier-free space solutions

Space4you has wide sliding doors that can be opened with an RFID reader or automatically with a motion detector. An integrated access ramp also makes it easier to enter the space.

Special furniture and hygiene-enhancing Safe Products

How does an antibacterial and air-purifying cash register sound like? Also at the same time protecting staff and customers?

We manufacture furniture and equip spaces where ventilation technology is used to produce solutions that protect people. We also increase their antibacterial effect with lighting technology and surface materials.

A luminaire can be positioned in the area to create unfavourable conditions for viruses and bacteria on the surfaces.  Technology can be installed in the store’s waiting areas and corridors to capture aerosol-level small particles. All this in an energy-efficient, silent, and if necessary, invisible manner.

Ask more about our Safe Products!


Additional information

You can find Piantek and Space4you in the Exhibition Space of Apteekki 2020 -virtual event.

>> Read more about Space4you on our website

>> Read more about Safe Products on our website

For more information, please contact:
Emails in the format:

Timo Maunula, Account Director, +358 (0) 50 422 3257

Taina Bäck, Key Account Manager, +358 (0) 40 152 0930



Cleaner and healthier premises – Piantek’s cleaning product solutions for public spaces



Dedicated to the customer’s needs – interior design contracting utilizes the experience of a fine carpenter and the courage of propeller heads


We were in charge of the total contracting of Starbucks’ new café in the non-Schengen area of ​​Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in the early spring of 2020. We manufactured the furniture and other interior for the premises at our Koskenkorva factory. The design for the Starbucks’ recognizable interior look was very clear. However, we could locate several points where by changing technical solutions we could provide Starbucks, the customer, a solution where the design look and quality is maintained but a more production efficient end result is achieved. The proposals were well received and they were implemented. Our idea was also to make the cooperation with other contractors more streamlined, thus introducing an added efficiency to the project.


Piantek vastasi Starbucksin uuden kahvilan kokonaisurakoinnista Helsinki-Vantaan lentoaseman non-schengen-alueella alkukeväällä 2020 / Piantek was in charge of the total contracting of Starbucks' new café in the non-Schengen area of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in the early spring of 2020


A couple of years ago, we started to seriously invest in interior design for restaurants and in making of special furniture. The Corona pandemic has, of course, led to a refinement of the strategy. Our customers include Restel, Burger King, Hesburger (Lohja Prisma) and Viking Line. As we also are familiar with electrical and HVAC work and other interior design contracting, we often make even other technical plans for the premises in order to facilitate our own work at construction sites for furniture and interior. We also provide plans meant to be utilized by other builders, as those plans sometimes solve technical or material challenges for all builders.

We consider such cooperation between contractors and designers to be important for us, because it is in the best interests of our customer. We are a good partner for all parties in the project. Cooperation will bring smoothness to work and reduce misunderstandings, and usually it often creates new innovative solutions. It is important to be able to work with the entire partner network, and it is our duty to take into account also their needs to achieve the customer’s goal. That is an added value that one can’t afford to ignore.

Therefore, we at Piantek take all parties involved in the project into account. We take up and delve into customer challenges, and the harder the pressure, the harder we work on the project. The aim is not to get off easily, but to find the best solutions and even to create innovative new ones if needed.

Piantek – Coronavirus announcement


The coronavirus crisis is striking right now, but our Koskenkorva plant is currently operating normally. Ongoing customer projects are also well under way, of course according to our customers’ guidance and wishes. All our office workers hold the yarns in their hands from their home offices, ie they are reachable and available. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.


Starbucks has been opened at Helsinki-Vantaa airport


Starbucks has been opened at the non-schengen side of Helsinki-Vantaa airport. It has been great to construct the space and bespoke furniture. Stop by for a coffee on your way to your flight!


Piantek and Restel at Hartwall Arena in 2020


Piantek Oy is involved in contracting Restel’s restaurant operations in Hartwall Arena during 2020.


Burger King in Seinäjoki opened on October 14, 2019


Piantek has been involved in the realization of the Burger King opened at the new Ideapark in Seinäjoki.


Ainoa Shopping Center opened in Tapiola on October 24, 2019


Ainoa Shopping Center has been opened in Tapiola on October 24, 2019. The objects contracted and manufactured by Piantek.


Opening of Mall of Tripla on October 17, 2019


Quite much we have been involved.


Piantek Helsinki office moved to the bigger premises


Piantek Helsinki office moved to the bigger premises. The office address is Höyläämötie 14, 00380 Helsinki, Finland


New Burger King constructed by Piantek opened


Burger King constructed by Piantek was opened on 26 June in Skanski Shopping Center.


Work for Finland – the Key Flag Symbol has been awarded to Piantek Oy


The products and services of Piantek Oy were awarded the Key Flag Symbol last week. With the Key Flag Symbol we want to communicate the Finnish origin of our products and services.  All our products are manufactured in Koskenkorva, Ostrobothnia.  We have offices in both Ostrobothnia and Helsinki.  Also in our acquisitions we prefer Finnish.

The Key Flag Symbol is a registered collective mark owned by the Association for Finnish Work. We hope that our Key Flag Symbol will help our customers choose the Finnish option – we need one another in Finland.


Piantek will be the building contractor for the ABC Kuninkaantie service station


ABC Kuninkaantie station is being renovated. Cooperative Varuboden-Osla Handelslag has chosen Piantek Oy to be the overall building contractor for the ABC Kuninkaantie station. The Piantek contracting agreement includes the basic refurbishment work for the interior of the building and the construction work on the extension part of the building. Piantek will also be contracting the furniture for the supermarket and the restaurant.

Piantek Oy is a reliable Finnish supplier of complete solutions for trade business. As a growing and internationally active supplier of special furniture, we offer design, special furniture and contracting solutions tailored for customers’ projects.

Appointment within our company


Tainä Bäck began working at Piantek Oy as a key account manager on 14 January 2019.

Taina will primarily be acting for development of selling and customerships. She will work at our Helsinki office. Taina has plenty of experience with corresponding key account manager tasks.

+358 40 152 0930

We would like to welcome Taina to our team. We are delighted to have her solid experience and skills available for Piantek’s customers.

Piantek Oy has invested in a Laser Cutting Machine


Suitable materials for precision laser cutting or engraving are metals, plastics, wood, textiles, paper, glass and stone. The laser makes it possible to cut complex images without affecting the material’s properties. The laser cutting machine can also produce large, illuminated surfaces, known as Backlight panels. The machine has a working area of 2000 x 3000mm.

Laser Cutting Machine

Piantek Oy has invested in a UV Printer


The UV printer combines UV colors, energy saving LED light technique, CMYK + white extra color as well as a UV varnish function.

The UV prints are immediately dry and the product will not need to be laminated. Possible printing materials include different kinds of wood materials, metal, glass, plastics and papers.

The printer is also able to create surface structures. The finish can be either matte or glossy. The printings also endure being used outside.

The printing area is 3600 x 2000 x 100mm.

Adamik vacuum press

14 May 2016

Piantek has invested in an Adamik vacuum press. With the new press it’s possible to bend Corian as well as UPM Grada plywoods into shape. The press also has a heating oven which can be used for bending and shaping different plastics. The new equipment enables processing even bigger materials up to the size of 1280 mm x 3450 mm.



10 May 2016

Piantek has taken part in the VÄRINÄ- research led by professor of architecture and urban research, Ari Hynynen. The VÄRINÄ- project examines the effect of constructed local environment and atmosphere on consumers eating habits.

With the right showcase, colours and ambience we can make a positive impact on the choices consumers make. One of the goals of the project is to guide people towards healthier choices.

The results of the research can be used by public and private food service producers, designers and constructors of interior spaces and urban environments as well as restaurants and experience stagers. Piantek is looking forward to use the results in its upcoming projects.

Pohjanmaan Kaluste Ltd becomes a stakeholder of Piantek Oy Ltd

11 November 2014

Pohjanmaan Kaluste Ltd has become a stakeholder of Piantek Oy Ltd. The shared ownership means a lot as Piantek is moving into a new developmental phase. “Through the shared ownership we get to use the resources and knowledge of Pohjanmaan Kaluste Ltd. In the future we can provide our customers with a wider range of products. And therefore it creates us more resources to carry out bigger projects.” says Tapani Renkola, the CEO of Piantek Oy Ltd.

“The shared ownership with Piantek has an important strategic meaning for us in Pohjanmaan Kaluste, because through Piantek we can offer our products and knowledge to new kinds of projects that we haven’t taken part in before. Piantek has also very strong designing knowledge and innovations that in the future we can launch into home furniture. Naturally we also gain synergy profit in production, purchases and logistics.” says Timo Viitala, the CEO of Pohjanmaan Kaluste Ltd.

Piantek Oy Ltd designs, manufactures and installs tailor made furniture to malls, shops, ship and boat industry and other demanding spaces. Engineering technology, South Ostrobothnian carpenter skills and the modern production equipment combined together, ensure the quality of our work. The quality of our work, as well as the reliability of shipping and the collaborated approach to the work are important for clients. Piantek offers the most efficient service and has reached the highest inner and outer quality requirements. The company is environmentally friendly.  

Pohjanmaan Kaluste Ltd is one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the Nordic region. The headquarter is located in Kurikka, in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland, where the company has operated for over 50 years.  Pohjanmaan Kaluste Ltd’s products are sold buy the biggest furniture chains in Finland as well as smaller private owned furniture stores. There is over 400 skilled professionals working for the company and they ship to 16 different countries.

The company’s own designing and product development department ensures a collection that is constantly recurrent. Their biggest strengths are producing custom made furniture for the need of every individual, the flexibility of the customer service package and highest technical quality. Functional couches, convertible sofas, lounge chairs, coffee tables, wooden sets and closets, drawers and cupboards are some of the things Pohjanmaan Kaluste produces.

Along with the Pohjanmaa- collection Pohjanmaan Kaluste has a unique, environmental friendly Luonto- collection. The pure materials used, the traditional hand craft skills and the environmentally friendly production process are essential in the marketing of the Luonto- collection. The Luonto- collection, launched in 2011, is sold by many furniture chains and stores around the USA.

Porkka Finland Ltd in collaboration with Piantek Oy Ltd

Porkka Finland Ltd is an internationally recognised company that produces commercial customer based refrigerators and freezers. Their range incorporates equipment for food storage and handling, specialist scientific items, chilled display cabinets and beverage counters as well as refrigerators and freezers. Porkka Finland’s customers include kitchens, restaurants, hotels, industrial canteens, hospitals, laboratories and fast food outlets in the catering section all around Europe.

Among other things Porkka Finland Ltd produces together with Piantek Oy Ltd different kinds of service counters. These service counters are custom made to meet the requirements of the customer. Different kinds of spaces can be used efficiently. The final results are high quality, stylish, efficient and compatible.