The Dussmann Group acquires the Janus Group in Austria

01.03.2021 — The Janus Group is a specialist provider of cleaning and disinfection services to the healthcare sector / Dussmann Service Austria strengthens its cleaning and disinfection expertise for healthcare / The acquisition is a further step towards implementation of next-level strategy

Cleaning of an operating theatre (copyright: Dussmann Group)

On March 1, 2021, the Dussmann Group, a global multi-service provider, 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 theaters, 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. There is agreement not to disclose the purchase price.

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, managing director at Dussmann Service Austria emphasizes, “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, managing director of the Janus Group adds: “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.

About the Dussmann Group

With 64,500 employees in 22 countries, the Dussmann Group, based in Berlin, provides services for people, by people, generating consolidated group sales of 2.13 bill. € in 2019. The largest service division, Dussmann Service, provides cleaning, technical services, catering, security, reception, and surgical sterilization from a single source. Dussmann Mobility Services GmbH (DMS) is a subsidiary of Dussmann Service, which plans, installs and operates charging solutions for e-vehicles.  Dussmann Technical Solutions (DTS) pools the expertise of the Dussmann engineering specialists supplying solutions for the entire lifecycle of technical systems and buildings from engineering services and planning, through construction to maintenance and repair. Business units are DKA, HEBO and since 2019, the electrical engineering specialist, STS, based in Waterford, Ireland. DKA constructs, installs and services all types of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and systems. HEBO Aufzugstechnik GmbH constructs premium elevators, and modernizes and services existing ones. Kursana nurses and cares for 13,600 seniors. The Dussmann Group operates the media department store Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus in Berlin and in-house corporate child-care at Dussmann KulturKindergarten facilities. More information at

Dussmann Service Austria

Dussmann Service Austria, which employs 3,500 people, generated 127 mill. Euros turnover in 2019. Managing directors are Mag. Peter Edelmayer and Günter Oberhauser. In March 2021, Dussmann Service Austria acquired the Janus Group, strengthening its cleaning and disinfection expertise for healthcare in Austria. The Janus Group counts many of the country’s most prestigious hospitals among its clients including the university clinic AKH Vienna, the Donaustadt clinic, the Favoriten clinic and the Graz state hospital.

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