Delete Group grows in Sweden


Delete Group, a leading Nordic environmental services company with operations in Finland and in Northern Sweden, will expand its operations through merger with Skellefteå-based Abrab Industri och Byggservice AB.

– Merger with Abrab supports our strategy and strengthens our presence in Northern Sweden, comments Mr. Jussi Niemelä, CEO of Delete Group.

– Abrab is a professionally run company that serves its customers with modern equipment and excellent know-how. This characterizes Delete Group as well. Geographically, the companies fit together well and we believe there are large opportunities for co-operation going forward, Niemelä says.

Over the past years, Abrab’s owners Mikael Hedlund and Peter Östlund have grown Abrab into a well-known, trusted operator in Northern Sweden. Following the merger with Delete Group, both Hedlund and Östlund will continue growing the company in their current roles.

– Delete Group has grown impressively in Finland. I believe that joining Delete opens up an opportunity to further consolidate our service offering in Northern Sweden, says Mr. Hedlund. -We see great potential for example in sharing resources and know-how with Delete. This allows us to offer both more capacity and new services to our clients, says Mr. Östlund.

Following the merger, Delete Group’s 2012 pro forma turnover will amount to nearly 100 million euros. The combined entity employs close to 650 environmental services professionals.

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

Abrab Industri och Byggservice AB
Abrab Industri och Byggservice AB ( provides industrial services for industrial and construction sector clients. The company operates in northern Sweden, with headquarters in Skellefteå. Abrab employs approximately 60 professionals and its turnover is about EUR 9.5 million in 2012.