Compass Group Finland

Compass Group is the world’s leading food service and multiservice provider.  In the Nordics we provide over 750 000 meals in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. We employ over 13 000 Compass team members in over 1 700 locations.  In Finland we operate approx. 550 restaurants and 75 cleaning service locations.  Our Finnish Compass family has about 3 300 team members.


Compass Group the new catering and cleaning partner of the City of Oulu


The food distribution and cleaning services of the City of Oulu's meal service will be transferred to Compass Group Finland as of October. At its meeting on 10 May 2021, the Oulu City Board chose its provider of catering and cleaning services. The outsourcing decision states that the City’s catering and cleaning services will be transferred to Compass Group Finland Oy as of 1 October 2021.    


“We are really excited about this wonderful opportunity to start such extensive cooperation with the City of Oulu. We are an international multi-service company that still has at the core of its operations local responsible operations, skilled people and sustainable choices, such as domestically sourced raw materials and sustainable materials choices for cleaning services”, says Jaana Korhola, CEO of Compass Group Finland.


The transfer concerns about 270 permanent employees working in catering and cleaning services, and they will transfer to the new employer as old employees as of 1 October 2021. The total value of the service agreement is EUR 14.6 million a year. The annual savings to the City of Oulu from this outsourcing will be more than two million euros. The City of Oulu subjected the service procurement to a competitive procedure with negotiation during the winter 2020–2021 .


"The service package now procured is significant and Compass Group’s operations will touch the daily lives of thousands of Oulu residents every day. Compass Group's offer provided the best overall economic value and the highest quality. We expect the cooperation to further improve our good service quality and promote the well-being of the people of Oulu”, says Johan Alatalo, Director of the public utility Oulun Tilapalvelut.


The number of transferred personnel will be significant. The transfer involves a great deal of work and detail, as well as a range of life situations and emotions of the people involved. It is of paramount importance that the preparations and the transfer of business will be handled with care.

"We may be a large company with decades of solid performance under our belt, as well as experience of many business transfers, but the employees who will transfer to our service are still important to us as individuals. We are extremely happy that our Compass family will be joined by a large number of new members. We are also pleased that we are able to increase our cleaning expertise thanks to many new skilled employees. We will continue to provide our expert services in Oulu as a local Oulu-based business”, emphasises Jaana Korhola from Compass Group Finland.



Further information:  


Compass Group Finland Oy:

Account Director Maarit Parikka, tel. +358 40 4828 194

CEO Jaana Korhola, tel. +358 40 8218 641


Oulun Tilapalvelut public utility:
Director Johan Alatalo, Oulun Tilapalvelut, tel. +358 44 7032 558