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We operate in more than 50 countries around the world. If your country is not on the list, please refer to our global contacts.

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We operate in more than 50 countries around the world. If your country is not on the list, please refer to our global contacts.

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About ISS

Our History

Our global website www.issworld.com contains an animated and detailed overview of ISS' history. Presented here are a few highlights for both ISS Group and ISS Australia.

ISS Group

1901

    

ISS is founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, under the name “Kjøbenhavn Frederiksberg Nattevagt”. Founded by a drapery wholesaler, the business was managed out of a living room and employed night watchmen to patrol the city’s back streets. Eventually coming under the control of C. L. David, a lawyer and businessman, ISS expanded into cleaning services.

1940's

 

The German occupation of Denmark proved to be one of the greatest challenges that ISS would ever face. In addition to the hardships of World War 2, ISS also had its offices commandeered by German officers. However, the company was able to grow its messenger and window cleaning services.

1950's

 

The private sector grew rapidly following World War 2, and the need for services gave ISS an opportunity to expand. Scandinavia, Switzerland and Germany each had ISS offices for the first time.

1970's

 

After adjusting to the world-wide problems of the 1973 oil crisis, ISS focused on incorporating the move for Women’s Liberation. The company took numerous measures to meet this social change, and adjusted its social ethics appropriately.

1980's
and
1990's

 

Although ISS had become one of the world’s largest service providers, the services industry had become increasingly competitive. ISS met this challenge by expansion and innovation, providing a far-reaching yet individually tailored range of services for an ever-growing list of global customers.

2000+  
 

 

Having realised the potential synergies and benefits for customers, ISS has adopted an exciting new program of providing integrated facility services. By sourcing all services needs through a single supplier, efficiencies and effectiveness can be better leveraged and developed.

 2014

 

ISS is listed on the Danish stock exchange.
ISS announces its new Vision: "We are going to be the world's greatest service organisation."

 2016

 

 ISS partners with IBM, to use the power of Tririga, Watson and IoT to create smart-buildings and better workplace experieces for customers.

 2017

 

ISS launches Corporate Garage - an autonomous unit that unleashes the innovation power of the company.

ISS Australia

2002        

ISS entered the Australian marketplace in 2002 with the purchase of pest control and hygiene services company WA Flick & Co Pty Ltd.

2004  

Acquisition of Kirwan Industrial Services Pty Ltd, providers of cleaning, landscaping, maintenance and paint shop services.

2005  

Acquired 49% of Tempo Services Ltd, a large facility services company with national operations providing cleaning, security, grounds, catering, planned and preventative maintenance service. Acquired Kirwan Cleaning and Kirwan Grounds Maintenance.

2006  

100% acquisition of Tempo Services Ltd

2008  

Acquisition of Topic Caterers.

2009   Acquisition of Clean Sweep Roadcleaners. 
2013  

Pest control and hygiene services sold to Anticimex as part of a global ISS deal.

2014   Commercial security business sold to Wilson Security.
2015   Launch of first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), formalising our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
2016   ISS Pacific's online Learning Management System, MyLearning, wins ISS Global Innovation Fair and is rolled out across the world.
2017   ISS Australia's Team Boards are launched across the world, providing a global standard for site communication.

 

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