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Dussmann Group acquires Janus Group in Austria

The Dussmann Group, a global multi-service provider, has acquired the 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. It has gained many years of experience in this sector and has established an excellent reputation on the Austrian market. Its portfolio includes services for sensitive areas such as operating theatres, Covid-19 intensive wards and cleanrooms.

The Janus Group counts many of the country’s most prestigious hospitals among its clients 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 experience to the business as Managing Director. Further members of management are the 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 commented: “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, MD at Dussmann Service Austria emphasised: “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, MD of the Janus Group added: “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 provides essential services in the fight against Corona and has proven expertise in the facility management market, including the cleaning and disinfection of hospitals and care facilities and in cleanroom cleaning for the semiconductor, pharmaceutical and food industries.


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