Are and St1 to expand their cooperation

Are Oy             Press release             14 November 2016 at 8.30 a.m.

Arella ja St1:llä on tiivis yhteistyö


Are Oy and St1 have entered into an agreement on the maintenance operations of the St1 petrol station network. The agreement period of 4 + 1 years will begin on 1 January 2017 and further expands the cooperation between Are and St1. 


Are has been in charge of the maintenance of the St1 service station properties and the related service centre operations for a number of years. The new agreement will also bring the minor repair work of assigned petrol stations under the responsibility of Are. 


”Centralised maintenance is one of the cornerstones of our service station strategy, enabling a cost-efficient overall operation of the stations. We have been extremely satisfied with our long-term cooperation with Are as its resulted synergetic benefits can be seen as better customer service for end users and as preparedness to face future challenges,” says Network Manager Juha Vanninen from St1. 


One of the key focal points of the upcoming agreement period is the mutual development of operations. ”The real estate industry is heading into a revolution in the near future, and it is vital to face the changes together with the customer. The value of strong, strategic partnerships such as St1 is substantial for our business operations. Developing the operations together with the customer brings new perspectives and drives our entire business,” says Jyri Seppänen, Head of Maintenance at Are.  


More information:

Are Oy, Jyri Seppänen, Head of Maintenance, tel. +358 (0)40 300 5866, 

St1, Juha Vanninen, Network Manager, tel. +358 (0)40 845 0221, 


Are is the largest technical building services company in Finland. Our technical building contracting and property maintenance services guarantee energy efficiency and a comfortable indoor climate throughout the entire life cycle of the building. 

We focus on intelligent technical maintenance and our Are Sensus low-energy system in particular. Established more than 100 years ago, the Are Group employs approximately 2,900 people. We serve our customers in 25 locations in Finland as well as in St Petersburg, Russia. More information:


St1 is a Nordic energy group whose vision is to be a producer and seller of CO2-aware energy. The company researches and develops economically viable, environmentally sustainable energy solutions. St1 consists of two sister groups: St1 Nordic focuses on fuels marketing activities in Finland, Sweden and Norway and on renewable energy solutions such as waste-based advanced ethanol fuels and industrial wind power. The group has 1,450 St1 and Shell branded retail stations in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The sister group St1 Group focuses on oil refining. Headquartered in Helsinki, the company employs 700 people.;

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