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About ISS
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Over 100 Years of Tradition

1901ISS was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark as a small security company with 20 night watchmen named Kjøbenhavn-Frederiksberg Nattevagt (Copenhagen-Frederiksberg Night Watch)
  
1934ISS entered the cleaning business with the establishment of Det Danske Rengørings Selskab A/S (The Danish Cleaning Company) as an independent subsidiary of the security company
  
1946The first geographical expansion outside Denmark: Swedish subsidiary established
  
1968 The company adopted the ISS name
    
1973 Overseas expansion started
    
1975 Group revenue reached DKK 1 billion
    
1977 ISS shares listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange
     
1989 The total number of employees in the Group reached 100,000
    
1997Strategy “aim2002“ was launched. This strategy focused on Multi Services – selling a number of services to the same customer
  
1999 ISS acquired Abilis, the second largest European provider of cleaning and specialized services, in a DKK 3.6 billion acquisition, the Group’s largest ever. Abilis had about 50,000 employees and annual revenues of DKK 5.2 billion in 1998. The total number of employees in the Group reached 200,000
  
2000A new five-year strategy “create2005“ was launched, introducing the Facility Services concept
  
2003ISS’s first major pan-European Integrated Facility Services contract signed
   
2005A new strategy was introduced aiming at a continuous transformation of ISS towards an Integrated Facility Services company. ISS A/S was acquired by funds advised by EQT Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, and de-listed from the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. The total number of employees in the Group reached 300,000
   
2006Group revenue passed DKK 50 billion. ISS made the second-largest acquisition in company history, when acquiring the outstanding 51% of the shares in Tempo Services Ltd. in Australia
   
2007Group revenue passed DKK 60 billion. ISS entered the US market through the acquisition of Sanitors Inc. The total number of employees in the Group reached 400,000
   
2008Introduction of ISS’s strategy plan “The ISS Way”, which is built on four strategic cornerstones: customer focus, people management, the IFS strategy and a multi-local approach. ISS’ largest ever international Integrated Facility Services contract was signed
  
2010Group revenue passed DKK 70 billion. The total number of employees in the Group reached 500,000
     
2012Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') and KIRKBI Invest A/S make EUR 500 million investment in ISS
   
2013 ISS is named world’s best outsourcing company as the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals ranks ISS as the #1 on its annual list of the world’s best outsourcing service providers – The Global Outsourcing 100.

  
2014
 
 ISS is listed in the Copenhagen stock exchange and once again named the world’s best outsourcing company by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals