Business segments

Delete Group is one of the leading environmental full-service providers in the Nordic countries, a specialist that works for a more functioning and cleaner society. We want to be the most trusted and efficient brand in the geographical areas most important to us and in the industries of our customers. Our goal is to grow faster than the market.

Industrial Cleaning Services

In terms of net sales, Delete is the largest provider of industrial cleaning services in Finland. The Group aims to expand its business in Sweden, where it is currently one of the largest players in the field.

Industrial Cleaning Services segment consists of a comprehensive industrial services offering as well as property services, such as high-power vacuuming and blowing services, industrial shutdown and maintenance, exposure vacuuming of sewers and well emptying, industrial cleaning, blast cleaning services and washing and cleaning of facades. Most of the revenue is related to ongoing plant cleaning, shutdown maintenance cleaning, as well as sewage services. The Group provides services of all sizes, from entire factories down to the smallest cleaning jobs on a production line. Delete has an extensive network of production sites covering Finland and Sweden.

The key value proposition to customers in the Industrial Cleaning Services segment includes capabilities and scale to handle highly complex maintenance shutdowns on schedule, secure and fast response time to minimize costly process interruptions, and ability to offer precautionary services to minimize downtime and services that can be carried out even while the plant is in full operation.

Key equipment and vehicles fleet within the Cleaning Services segment include 73 combi units, 9 camera units, 86 hi-power vacuum units, 39 chassis and 104 high-pressure units.

Recycling Services

Delete is one of Finland’s largest construction and demolition waste recycling service providers. The Group serves its customers at all stages of material processing; in re-use, recycling and re-utilization. The Group has six recycling stations in the Helsinki, Tampere, Pori and Espoo urban areas. Recycling Services uses subcontracting to a large extent in its operations. The Recycling Services plants receive, re-use, recycle and process all construction, demolition, industrial and mixed waste in an efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The business segment provides services such as recycling and waste processing, reception of oily waste, open large waste container services and crushed concrete.

All of the Delete’s recycling facilities accept solid materials. Additionally, the facilities in Juvanmalmi (Espoo, Finland) and Rusko (Tampere, Finland) accept liquid waste, such as port and ship vessel bilge water and liquids from construction sites. The Group manufactures a product called DeleKivi® from concrete and brick waste obtained mainly from demolition. The end product is suitable for a variety of civil engineering and infrastructure projects.

Especially in its Recycling Services, the Group pursues to meet the highest level of the EU Waste Hierarchy, which aims in waste management primarily to re-use and after that recycling and waste to energy use.

The mixed construction materials such as metals and plastics are sorted and sold onwards to be reused or recycled to materials for new products. This helps to avoid the use of virgin materials. A part of the sorted and processed high quality mixed material is processed into recovered fuel (REF) and delivered onwards for waste-to-energy purposes. As a result, REF is used as a fuel for district heating and electricity production as well as for production of process steam for industrial use.

Circular economy has been identified as the future of material handling. Delete continuously investigates and develops its material handling and sorting processes to meet an even higher re-use and recycling rates. The Group’s reutilization rate (reuse, recycling and waste to energy use) in 2018 was 99.4%.