Delete Group expands to Sweden


Delete Group, a leading Finnish environmental services company, will expand to Sweden through a merger with Sanvac Miljö Ab, an Umeå-based industrial cleaning company. Over the past years, Sanvac’s owner Leif Danielsson has made Sanvac a well-known, trusted operator in Northern Sweden. Following the merger with Delete Group, Mr. Danielsson will become a head of Delete Group’s Swedish operations. He will also continue in his current management role with Sanvac Miljö.

– Delete Group has grown impressively in Finland. I believe that joining Delete opens up an opportunity to grow in Sweden, says Mr. Danielsson.

– The merger with Sanvac Miljö supports the growth strategy of Delete and complements our service offering, comments Jussi Niemelä, CEO of Delete Group.

– Sanvac Miljö is a professionally-run company that serves its customers with modern equipment and excellent know-how. The merger opens up opportunities for cross-border co-operation in industrial cleaning and other environmental services. This co-operation will help us to respond to growing needs of our clients, Niemelä says.

Following the merger, Delete Group’s turnover will approach 80 million euros. The combined entity employs close to 650 environmental services professionals.

For additional information:
Janne Näränen, Intera Partners Oy, partner, tel. +358 50 566 4869,
Jussi Niemelä, Delete Group Oy, CEO, tel. +358 400 462 696,

Delete Group
Delete Group Oy ( provides environmental services for industrial and construction sector clients in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics. Following the merger with Sanvac, the pro forma turnover for the Group’s companies is close to EUR 80 million in 2011. The combined entity employs nearly 650 environmental service professionals.

Delete Group provides industrial cleaning services, demolition services, waste management and recycling services and special demolition services. Delete Group is owned by Finnish private equity investor Intera Partners (, together with the key personnel.

Sanvac Miljö
Sanvac Miljö Ab ( provides industrial cleaning services for industrial and construction sector clients. The company operates in northern Sweden, with headquarters near Umeå. Sanvac Miljö employs approximately 35 industrial cleaning professionals and its turnover was EUR 6 million in 2011.