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Ruukki Construction

Ruukki Construction

Sustainable building and construction products and services in Europe

Ruukki Construction’s services include the design, manufacture and installation of building frames, envelope structures and roofs. These services are available either on a product-specific basis or optimized as a package from one and the same supplier.

The product portfolio includes steel-based structures such as steel frames and sandwich wall panels, as well as profiled building components such as load-bearing sheets and residential roofing products. Ruukki Construction’s aim is to provide products of economically, technically and architecturally high-performance and to promote sustainability at all stages in the lifecycle of our customers’ buildings.

Ruukki Construction has operations in 15 countries, with production units in Seinäjoki, Alajärvi, Vimpeli and Ylivieska (Finland); Zyrardow and Oborniki (Poland); Obninsk and Balabanova (Russia); Gargždai (Lithuania); Tunari (Romania); Anderslöv, Järnforsen and Landsbro (Sweden); Pärnu (Estonia) and Kopylov (Ukraine). Ruukki Construction’s major steel supplier is SSAB Europe. External steel suppliers, mainly in CEE and Russia, play a minor role. Competitiveness is secured by market-level pricing from all suppliers.
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Fast facts


Number of employees: Approximately 2,500
Sales in 2016 : SEK 5,304 million
Share of SSAB Group's total sales: 9%
Share or SSAB Group's total EBITDA: 6%
Head of Ruukki Construction: Sami Eronen

 

Customers and end-users

Ruukki Construction’s customers operate in many activities across many countries. The most important decision-making groups are: 

  • Architects and structural designers
  • Main contractors and installation companies
  • Real estate owners and developers
  • Residential roofing dealers and tin smiths
  • House owners
     

Core business segments

  • Non-residential construction
  • Residential construction

 

Products and services

  • Steel roofs, rainwater systems and accessories for residential construction
  • Components such as sandwich panels, load-bearing sheets and façade claddings for non-residential construction
  • Frame solutions used in non-residential buildings Delivery package optimization based on customer needs
  • Design and installation
     

 

Operating environment and general market drivers

Ruukki Construction operates both in the residential and non-residential construction segments. 

General market drivers

  • All construction segments from residential to non-residential are facing transformation due to changes in information technology, consumer behavior and new, more sustainable values
  • Greener, smarter solutions are increasing in popularity and environmental transparency is becoming a norm
  • Investment timespans are shrinking and demand is growing for buildings that can be modified to take into account changing needs
  • Renovation construction is experiencing market growth
  • Construction business is becoming more service driven

 

Market areas and market share

Operations in the Nordics represent approximately 60%, Baltics 10%, Central Eastern Europe 20% and Russia and CIS 10% of Ruukki Construction’s sales

 

 

Strategy

Residential roofing products: Ensure easy and reliable roofing experience for customers

  • High service focus to key customers and improve availability of products
  • Easy and reliable roofing experience supported with good e-services
  • Scale benefits in production, raw material harmonization to improve efficiency
     

 

Building components: Focus on the whole building lifecycle

  • Differentiate with an energy-efficient, architectural and sustainable portfolio

 

Building systems: Improve cost efficiency every day without compromising safety, quality and customer cooperation 

  • Focus on cooperation with customers in chosen markets and prioritized segments
  • Focus on cost optimization and efficiency in all project phases and functions benefiting end customer: One project, one team.

 

Strengths

  • Recognized brand in core customer segments
  • Product and service innovations benefitting from advanced technology 
  • Quality, sustainable, certified products with extensive warranties 
  • Wide-ranging know-how covering frame and envelope structure design, consultancy, manufacturing and installation optimized from one and the same supplier
  • Production capacity to meet requirements for large projects
  • Strong steel construction materials know-how
     

Competitors

Building Components and residential roofing

  • Component suppliers such as Kingspan, Paroc, Trimo, Lindab, Weckman Steel, Metall Profil, Balex Metal and Blachy Pruszynski
  • Construction business of global steel companies
  • Small, local companies
  • Alternative construction materials
     

 Building Systems

  • Steel frame manufacturers
  • Procurement models based on small part-projects
  • Alternative construction materials