Itella and Maskun Kalustetalo Oy, one of the leading furniture retail chains in Finland, have signed an agreement for domestic freight and store and home deliveries. The comprehensive agreement covers transport to 50 stores and about 50,000 home deliveries per year. The agreement will take effect nationwide at the start of 2013.
"It is essential for us that we get faster, more reliable customer deliveries. At the moment, our store network covers all of Finland, so we need a partner who is capable of providing a reliable service throughout Finland. Itella offered us an optimal overall solution, and we can develop our operations with them in the future," says Matti Immonen, CIO and Logistics Director of Maskun Kalustetalo Oy.
"We have solid expertise and understanding of furniture logistics. We are happy with the new cooperative agreement. With the customer, we consider their needs and those of their customers. We have the resources to provide extensive solutions which give the intended added value. We are also commited to developing our cooperation," says Ben Angelvirta, Director of Itella Logistics Oy.
Itella Logistics Oy, Country Director Ben Angelvirta, tel. +358 50 5252 611
Maskun Kalustetalo Oy, Logistics Director Matti Immonen, tel. +358 400 395 721
Maskun Kalustetalo Oy, established in 1983, is a Finnish family enterprise and one of the leading furniture retail chains in Finland at the moment. The enterprise's store network (52 stores) covers all of Finland, and there are two stores in Estonia and Sweden each. Maskun Kalustetalo has about 350 employees. The concept is to offer Finland's most extensive selection of furniture at a good price/quality ratio to the entire country. 85 % of products originate from or near Finland. www.masku.com
Itella Logistics, part of Itella Group, supports and develops the business of its customer companies by providing them with service logistics solutions for road, sea and air freight, warehousing and other contract logistics. Customers may outsource an individual element of their logistics process, or even their entire supply chain, to us. Itella Logistics has operations in eight countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia). The company provides global services through its partners. The net sales of Itella Logistics was in 2011 MEUR 732 and it employed 7,100 persons. www.itella.com/logistics