History

History

1946

1946

Founding of Entreprises Iris, an industrial painting company, formerly a division of GAZELEC (gas and electricity distribution company).

1956

Iris becomes a family holding company under the management of Michel JANSSENS van der MAELEN. 
iris familiebedrijf

1978

Establishment of Belgian Business Services (BBS), an administrative management holding company.
1996

1994

Establishment of Iris Cleaning Services with 20 employees and 800 workers.
CEO IRIS

1995

Patrick JANSSENS van der MAELEN succeeded his father and took over the management.

1996

IRIS Cleaning Services receives ISO 9002 certificate.
ECS

2001

Partnership and co-founding of European Customer Services (ECS) in the cleaning sector.

2004

Establishment of Iris Greencare, green care.
Alcyon

2005

Expansion of services in Cleaning with the acquisition of Alcyon.

2008

Iris Cleaning signs the prestigious contract for the European Commission and recruits more than 750 workers. Acquisition of Actief Cleaning.
Meer dan 3000 medewerkers

2010

Iris Group reached 3,000 employees.
Chirec

2011

Diversification of Cleaning into the healthcare sector with the Chirec group.
CO2 prestatieladder

2012

CO2 performance ladder level 3 CSR certification for the group.
Tijdlijn Iris group

2013

Iris Anticorrosion won the Maeslantkering (NL) contract.

2014

Iris Building launched its Handyman Services activity.
Iris Anticorrosion was awarded level 4 CO2 Performance Ladder certification.

2015

Establishment of Iris Facility.
70 jaar Iris

2016

70th anniversary of the Iris group.
Bureau Cleaning Visé

2017

Iris Cleaning Services opens an office in Visé (Liège).
Bureau Cleaning Visé

2018

Iris Cleaning Services Lummen moves to a new office.
Rebranding

2019

The company name of Iris NV changes to Iris Industry Solutions NV and Iris Cleaning Services NV to Iris Facility Solutions NV as part of a rebranding.
The group expands its services and acquires Technical Building Services, a family business specialising in the installation and maintenance of HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) throughout Belgium.
The services of TBS fit into the Iris concept of Betterness.
logo iris

2019

Go live of the new website, a new logo and a video in which the CEO, Patrick Janssens van der Maelen, explains our Betterness strategy on social media.

Bringing betterness to people’s premises