2017-02-24

OrganoWood signs distribution agreement with Sarokas Oy

OrganoWood AB manufactures and markets eco-friendly fire and rot protected wood and wood treatment products . In order to increase sales and availability on the Finnish market OrganoWood has signed a distribution agreement for the sales, distribution and marketing of OrganoWood® modified wood in Finland. The Finnish partner is Turku-based Sarokas Oy, one of Finland's largest privately owned building supply chains.

OrganoWood® grows significantly in Finland and 2016 was a record year with even greater volumes than before. In order to grow even further and to increase the level of service OrganoWood signed this distribution agreement. Sarokas Oy has over the years been OrganoWoods largest customer in Finland. They have a distribution that covers the entire country. The agreement means that OrganoWood® receives an immediate presence in Finland since Sarokas will stock the entire range of OrganoWood®s products. This means that lead times for delivery to end customers will be shortened considerably.

Since 2012, OrganoWood®-modified wood has been manufactured and marketed in Sweden. In the Finnish market, the products have been available since 2014. The modified timber, available both as a decking and cladding, has an effective flame and rot protection and a unique water repellent technology. 2014 OrganoWood®-modified wood won the Nordbygg gold medal for "the hottest building materials" and the company's wood protection systems were the first wood products in Sweden to be awarded the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation environmental labeling "Good Environmental Choice".

"It will be an interesting journey, we will do together with Sarokas in Finland. It is fun to have a distributor who is so dedicated to promoting and selling OrganoWood®s products." says Jens Hamlin, CEO OrganoWood.

OrganoWood® is an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional "green" pressure treated decking timber and recommended by the Swedish Byggvarubedömningen and SundaHus. The area where OrganoWood® meets the highest growth right now is the façade cladding. The non-toxic, finished cladding, which requires minimal maintenance and blends into nature with its beautiful silver gray shade, is very popular.