The Are Group lands major plumbing and sewerage overhaul contract in Kuopio

The Are Group, one of Finland’s leading contracting and property services companies, and As Oy Puijonhaka, a housing company in Kuopio, have signed a contract for the plumbing and sewerage overhaul of the Puijonhaka building. Built between 1964 and 1965, the building has 72 apartments and is currently one of the largest plumbing and sewerage overhaul sites in Kuopio. Work on the apartments has already been started and will be completed by the beginning of December 2010.
The Are Group is both the main contractor and the building contractor at the site, and will also attend to HEPAC and electrical work.
Are’s selection as a partner was largely due to the fact that it is able to offer the service as a comprehensive contract. A particular source of satisfaction was Are’s service concept, in which more attention than usual is paid to project management and documentation and to customer communications.
“Are’s offer was attractive especially because it included the building, electrical and HEPAC contracts. There was no need to consider how to divide contracts, because all aspects of the renovation could be taken care of by a single company. Another criteria for choosing Are was its competitive price”, says Harri Kautto, Property Manager of Aktiiva Oy Isännöitsijäpalvelu.
“Are is a renowned nationwide company and we trust the quality of its work. Our cooperation with Are has so far been smooth, and we have no reason to believe this will change in the future.”
Arrival of a new player on the market diversifies the services offered
So far, plumbing and sewerage overhauls in Kuopio have been done by only a few companies, and that is why the Are Group’s offer has attracted a lot of attention in the sector.
“For Are, the Puijonhaka plumbing and sewerage overhaul is an excellent way to prove ourselves. We can show other housing companies that we have what it takes to succeed at sites as big as this”, says Kimmo Kaikkonen, Manager of the Are Group’s Kuopio Region.
For additional information, please contact:
Arto Turkulainen, Business Area Director, Are Group, tel. +358 40 300 5730
Satu Juvonen, Marketing and Communications Director, Are Group, tel. +358 40 300 5617

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