Stala’s Seven worktops and backsplashes awarded by the Key Flag symbol


The Association for Finnish Work has awarded Lahti-based Stala Corporation’s Seven worktops and backsplashes by the Key Flag symbol in recognition of a product made in Finland. The product family consist of custom-made worktops and backsplashes made of stainless steel.

Stala Corporation, STAinless LAhti, was founded in 1972, when the company's first products were worktops, and now, almost 50 years later, the development continues. Today, worktops are mainly custom-made, which enables quick installation on site, durability in use and, in general, efficient utilization of materials.

The main raw material for Stala's worktops and wall panels is stainless steel manufactured by Outokumpu, with a world-class recycling rate of up to 90%. In addition to the high proportion of recycled materials, the responsibility of stainless steel products is enhanced by the products' really long life time and complete recyclability after its long use.

In 2019, Stala was the first in the world to launch laser-patterned StalaTex products for Seven worktops and backsplashes. The first StalaTex collection was designed by Harri Koskinen. Stala's development work has propelled the product group to growth of up to more than 20% over the last four years, and the growth curve is constantly upwards as StalaTex becomes more common in both project construction and individual consumer kitchen projects.

The Key Flag is a sign of Finnish work. The symbol can be awarded to a product that has been made in Finland. In addition, the right to use Key Flag Symbol can be awarded to products with a minimum domestic content of 50 percent of its break-even cost. The domestic content of the Seven product family is over 80%.

- “The Key Flag symbol indicates Stala's large investment in worktops manufactured at the Lahti factory in Finland for the important Nordic market, and which Stala delivered to its customers in 2020 with outstanding 97.5% delivery accuracy. Custom-made worktops can be designed by anyone with the Stala Designer design program, with more than a million variations that can be easily and quickly conceived. The schedule from order to product arrival in the Nordic countries is a maximum of 10 working days. So Stala's operations can be described as very efficient in its own market area”, says Pasi Kallio, CEO of Stala.

The Key Flag symbol is very well known. According to a study conducted by the Association for Finnish Work, practically all Finnish consumers and business executives know the Key Flag symbol. The majority of Finns (75 %) also state that the Key Flag symbol has a positive impact on purchasing decisions.

- “With the Key Flag symbol, we want to highlight Finnish manufacturing, know-how and employment in Finland. We consider responsible values to be the corner stones of our operations, which include the promotion of well-being, business ethics, reducing the carbon footprint as well as the efficient use of resources. It has been a pleasure to notice that our customers also consider Stala to be a very responsible company”, says Anne Kanervo, Marketing Manager of Stala.

Marketing Manager Reetta Mentu of the Association for Finnish Work states that people regard buying a domestic service as a way of influencing society and a value choice that contributes to Finnish competitiveness and prosperity.

Additional information

Pasi Kallio, CEO, Stala Corp., tel. +358 44 750 8444,

Anne Kanervo, Marketing Manager, Stala Corp., tel. +358 40 652 6165,

Reetta Mentu, Marketing Manager, The Association for Finnish Work, tel. +358 50 561 5030,


Stala is a Finnish design company that designs, produces and markets innovative solutions for functional home spaces. The core of our expertise lies in the ability to combine stainless steel, Finnish design and an understanding of life. At our factory in Lahti, we manufacture products with Design from Finland and Key Flag symbols, which we are proud to export to several export countries.

The Key Flag symbol is a mark of origin awarded to products made in Finland and services produced in Finland. The Key Flag symbol is carried by over 4,500 different products, product groups and services.

The Association for Finnish Work strives to increase appreciation and to ensure the success of Finnish work. The Association manages symbols that tell of Finnish work, influence purchase decisions to preserve jobs and create new ones.

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