Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider
The Dussmann Group has acquired Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary, Dussmann Service Austria.
The Janus Group, which employs 1,300 people, is a specialist provider of cleaning and disinfection services to healthcare facilities and offers a portfolio of services for sensitive areas such as operating theaters, Covid-19 intensive wards and cleanrooms.
Janus services many of Austria's most prestigious hospitals including the university clinic AKH Vienna - one of the largest hospitals in Europe, the Donaustadt clinic, the Favoriten clinic and the Graz state hospital.
The acquisition strengthens the healthcare cleaning expertise of Dussmann Service Austria and expands its client base in preparation for the coming challenges of the corona pandemic as an innovative service provider in the healthcare sector.
Company founder, Dragan, Janus, will continue to contribute his expertise to the business as managing director, working alongside Dussmann Service Austria managing directors, Peter Edelmayer and Günter Oberhauser.
Dieter Royal, Dussmann Group CFO (and the executive board member responsible for Austrian business activities) comments:"By acquiring Janus, we are taking a further step towards implementing our next-level strategy. We strive for operative excellence in all areas of facility management and the Janus Group is an outstanding specialist in hospital cleaning. The Dussmann Group will continue to drive external growth with acquisitions like this one, as part of our strategy of viable growth in Europe, the Middle East and in selected markets outside Europe."
Peter Edelmayer adds: "Clients will benefit from the combined expertise and experience in the health sector of Dussmann Service and the Janus Group. The change of ownership will not affect service operations for existing clients. We are very happy that family Janus will continue to be part of the business."
Dragan Janus says: "We are pleased that the new owner, Dussmann Service, is, like us, a family enterprise. We share the goals of providing the highest quality services, of employee recognition and of long-term, fair client relationships."
The Dussmann Group has been supporting the fight against the new coronavirus in hospitals, care facilities and by providing specialist cleanroom cleaning services for the pharmaceutical and food industries in several countries.