Are in charge of maintenance at Halpa-Halli properties

Are Group       Press release       April 7, 2015 2.30 pm


Are Group and Kokkolan Halpa-Halli Oy have agreed upon the building services maintenance and repairs at the Halpa-Halli properties. The agreement covers all 40 Halpa-Halli stores and the headquarters and main logistics centre.


“Are has a wide range of services and good geographic coverage. It is able to provide high-quality property management in all the locations in which we operate, from Tornio all the way to Pori and Kuopio. We were able to achieve an operating model that corresponds to our specific needs in the best way,” says Pekka Kärkkäinen, Property Manager at Halpa-Halli.


“The co-operation with Halpa-Halli is very important for Are. We have developed an energy-efficient operating model for the Halpa-Halli properties in order to be able to meet the energy saving requirements set for us,” says Seppo Suvisalmi, Area Director at Are.


For additional information, please contact:

Are Group
Seppo Suvisalmi, Area Director, tel.+358 40 548 8076,

Kokkolan Halpa-Halli Oy
Pekka Kärkkäinen, Property Manager, tel.+358 400 162 965,


Are Group is Finland’s largest building services company. It offers life-cycle building services contracting and property maintenance services that ensure customers have energy-efficient premises and pleasant indoor conditions. We invest specifically in smart technical maintenance and the Are Sensus low-energy system we have developed. Are Group was founded over 100 years ago and employs approximately 2,800 people. We serve customers in 26 Finnish localities and also in St Petersburg, Russia. For additional information, please visit:


Kokkolan Halpa-Halli Oy is a privately owned family business based in Pohjanmaa. The company has been operating in its line of business since 1969. Halpa-Halli operates on the principle of selling its high-quality products at prices that are consistently lower than the general price level. The chain comprises 39 stores. Kokkolan Halpa-Halli Oy employs approximately 1,500 people, 300 of whom work in Kokkola where the company is based. The HHsport chain is a part of Kokkolan Halpa-Halli Oy. For further information on the company, please visit

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