Stala’s journey to a more sustainable future


1972
Stala’s journey begins in Lahti in 1972

Stala’s story is a story of Finnish design, functionality and quality. It began with a simple everyday need — kitchen worktop — that, throughout the years, grew into a business based on the idea of realising high-quality design in everything we do.

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1980
Stala creates EkoLine waste sorting systems for households

The EkoLine waste sorting systems were developed as early as the 1980s to improve households’ possibility to sort waste in a more efficient manner.


1983
Mailboxes from surplus steel

Stala’s stainless steel mailboxes were created in the beginning of the 1980s as the company was trying to come up with a way to utilise the surplus steel created by kitchen sink holes.


1986
Lean philosophy implemented at Stala

Stala adopted Lean tools with the primary objective of eliminating waste.


1994
Implementation of an environmental system

Stala adopted an environmental system.


2016
Environmentally awarded packaging renewal

Stala won Skanska’s environmental idea competition in 2016 by renewing its kitchen sink packaging to make it more environmentally efficient.


2019
Stala creates the new eco-friendly StalaTex method

The chemical-free StalaTex production method
uses only a small amount of energy and is a unique method of creating patterned stainless steel surfaces.


2020
Stala launches new responsibility objectives

Stala’s ambitious responsibility objectives are launched to manifest the company’s commitment.


2021
Lahti selected as the European Green Capital 2021

We are proud to call ourselves a Lahti-based company and to be a part of a leading Finnish and European green city and pioneer in climate work.

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2030
We recycle 100% of our waste

We are committed to reducing the amount of waste we produce by 10% annually.


2035
Stala’s carbon neutral objective

We are committed to being carbon neutral by 2035. The journey started with a staggered COsurvey in order to understand the impact our operations have on the atmosphere.

 

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