Finnish Electrotechnical Trade Association (STK)
Finnish Electrotechnical Trade Association (STK) is the association of electrical wholesalers, manufacturers and importers.
The association promotes competitiveness of its members and the total supply chain by providing information services and by contributing actively to the development of the electrical branch in Finland.
STK has circa 80 members of which 12 are wholesaling companies and the rest are manufacturers or importers. The association represents all major players of electrotechnical trade in Finland.
STK belongs to the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers. See www.euew.org
All commercial services of STK are provided by STK-Tietopalvelut Oy which is a limited company owned by the association.
The Association has an office with three employees in Lauttasaari, Helsinki.
The Board of the Association consists of ten members, of whom majority represent electrical wholesalers.
STK publishes quarterly the statistics about electrical wholesales. See statistics.
In addition to wholesales statistics STK produces quarterly statistics of light fittings, lamps and heating apparatus, twice a year wholesale price index of electrical products and annually statistics of sales of manufacturers and importers and their sales to wholesalers.
Product data services
STK product data services serve all levels of the distribution chain of electrical products in transfer of product data in uniform, fast, easy and cost-effective way.
Electrical numbers and product database
Electrical branch in Finland has a unique system – a product is identified by the same code in all it-systems of the supply chain. These common product codes – named sähkönumero (=electrical number) – are maintained by STK.
The register – sahkonumerot.fi - includes in addition to the product codes a lot of product information which can be browsed free of charge. Electrical designers, contractors and webshop customers of electrical wholesalers can enter Sahkonumerot.fi -product sheets directly with only one click from their operational systems.
There are annually 1,7 million visits at Sähkönumerot.fi.
Sähkönumerot.fi (=electrical numbers.fi)
Sahkonumerot.fi -service includes 240.000 electrical products of circa 500 suppliers with 1.300 product brands. In addition to base data Sähkönumerot.fi-product sheets include 250.000 photos, 90.000 product descriptions, 100.000 documents and 220.000 links to suppliers´ own product information. 125.000 products have technical data in accordance with ETIM-standard.
Development of product data processes
STK develops processes for product data management in co-operation with its members.
- Sähkönumerot.fi ABC, General names vocabulary and guidelines how to write Technical names of the products.
- Tuotetietostandard - STK standard - is an excel-model for delivery of product data.
- Guidelines and tools for technical data as per ETIM-standard.
More information at sahkonumerot.fi/en/BrieflyInEnglish.
Member and branch communication
STK informs its members with a monthly newsletter about the development of electrical industry and the activities of the federation.
STK together with other associations of electrical branch promotes themes of the Wellbeing Through Electricity –vision 2030 by organizing annual seminars, publishing e-newsletters and articles, driving an electric car etc.
Promotion and lobbying
STK co-operates with educational institutes and other associations in order to get well-educated professionals to electrical branch.
Electrical industry associations together participate in trade expos where careers of electrical branch are introduced to young people.
STK follows the development of the business environment and guards the interests of its members in co-operation with other electrical associations.
See STK members