Diversey bought in $4.3 billion deal

1st of June 2011
Diversey bought in $4.3 billion deal

Cleaning and hygiene solutions giant Diversey has been acquired today in a deal worth US$ 4.3 billion. The buyer is Sealed Air Corporation, which specialises in food and industrial system solutions. Both companies have their headquarters in the US.

Under the terms of the agreement Diversey shareholders will receive $2.1 billion in cash and an

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Global union vows to organise more cleaners

31st of May 2011
Global union vows to organise more cleaners

Delegates at a global trade union meeting in Madrid have passed a proposal to organise cleaners around the world and to sign more Global Agreements with the biggest multinationals in the industry.

UNI Property Services is focusing on the cleaning and security industries with its ambitious plan – it says these two sectors employ some of the

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Upturn for Italian cleaning products sector

31st of May 2011
Upturn for Italian cleaning products sector

Italian cleaning equipment manufacturers’ association Afidamp published its statistical data for 2010 during last week’s Pulire exhibition in Verona. Its figures suggest modest growth.

Industry turnover in equipment, chemical, tools, paper and tissue, textiles and accessories amounted to just over 1,470 million euros - slightly higher

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Industry companies rank highly in outsourcing table

17th of May 2011
Industry companies rank highly in outsourcing table

Three of the industry's top service providers have scored highly in this year's International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) league of the world's leading outsourcing services companies. ISS is ranked at number two, while Sodexo comes in at number three and Johnson Controls at number 10 in the Global Outsourcing 100.

The Global

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ISS results show growth in profit

13th of May 2011
ISS results show growth in profit

Global building services provider ISS achieved almost six per cent organic growth and a rise in profits of seven per cent during the first quarter of this year - according to its results which have just been announced.

Revenue from continuing business grew by 10 per cent in the period January 1 to March 31 this year, while total revenue increased

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