Delete Group acquires ISS Teollisuuspalvelut


 Delete Group Oy acquires ISS Teollisuuspalvelut Oy from ISS Palvelut Oy, the Finnish subsidiary of ISS A/S. ISS Teollisuuspalvelut provides industrial cleaning services for corporate clients and employs 120 professionals.

ISS Teollisuuspalvelut (“ISS TP”) will be renamed as Delete Puhdistuspalvelut Oy. The company’s employees and CEO Harri Salmi will continue in their current roles. Following the transaction, Delete will provide industrial cleaning and other environmental services to clients of ISS Palvelut through a partnership agreement.

ISS TP will become a part of Delete Group’s cleaning service business. Delete’s other areas of business include heavy demolition, waste processing and special demolition services.

“We highly appreciate the experience and expertise of ISS TP’s employees, and wish them a warm welcome to the Delete team. Skillful employees ensure top-quality service for our clients also going forward”, Delete’s CEO Jussi Niemelä says.

“ISS TP is a highly respected company in its field, and its operations are based on certified quality control, safety and environmental management systems. Solid occupational safety culture is an integral part of the company’s operations. As part of Delete’s industrial cleaning service business, the company also has substantial potential for additional growth. Being part of a larger entity will further improve the company’s service capabilities”, Mr. Niemelä adds.

“The partnership agreement with Delete Group will allow us to offer a wider range of environmental services to our current industrial clients and prospective clients”, ISS Service’s CEO Kari Virta says. ISS’s core business includes staff-based support services, such as cleaning and office services, building and property maintenance services and catering and security services for corporate and public clients.

“Acquisition of ISS TP transforms Delete Group into a leading nationwide provider of industrial cleaning services and supports Delete’s long-term growth strategy”, comments Janne Näränen of Intera Partners, the largest shareholder of Delete Group.

Following the acquisition, Delete will employ approximately 600 professionals. The group’s pro forma turnover will reach approximately EUR 70 million in 2011.

For more information:
Kari Virta, ISS Palvelut Oy, CEO, tel. +358 40 751 1853,
Jussi Niemelä, Delete Group Oy, CEO, tel. +358 400 462 696,

ISS Teollisuuspalvelut Oy

Established in 1983, ISS Teollisuuspalvelut Oy is an independent subsidiary of ISS Palvelut. ISS Palvelut acquired the company in 2001. The company employs 120 professionals in Pori, Rauma, Raahe, Kajaani, Kemi, Anjalankoski, Porvoo and Siilinjärvi.

ISS Palvelut Oy

ISS Palvelut Oy is Finland’s third largest private employer and the country’s leading provider of facility and business services. ISS serves both corporate and public sector clients. In 2010, the company’s turnover was EUR 516 million and it employs approximately 12,000 people. ISS Palvelut Oy ( is a part of the international ISS Group (, which operates in more than 50 countries.

Delete Group Oy

Delete Group ( is a rapidly growing Finnish company, which provides industrial cleaning, heavy demolition, waste processing and special demolition services for corporate and public sector clients. The group employs approximately 600 environmental service professionals. The pro forma turnover for the group companies will reach approximately EUR 70 million in 2011. Delete Group is jointly owned by Finnish equity investor, Intera Partners (, the executives of the acquired companies and the key personnel.