ACHMEA AND ZORG VAN DE ZAAK NETWERK COMPLETE SALE OF ACHMEA VITALE
Occupational health and safety service provider Arbodienst to continue as ArboVitale
as part of Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk
Zeist/Utrecht, Monday, 2 July 2012 - From today, Achmea Vitale is part of Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk. Achmea and Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk have completed the sale of the occupational health and safety service provider that they announced in January 2012. All of Achmea Vitale's 650 staff will transfer to the new owner. No financial details of the transaction are being disclosed.
The transaction has been approved by the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) and has been given a positive recommendation by the staff representation bodies. A social protocol and social plan have been formulated in consultation with the trade unions.
The transaction is consistent with Achmea's strategy of focusing on its insurance business. The provision of occupational health and safety services is a core business for Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk.
Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk (875 staff) consists of several organisations in the field of occupational health care, specialising in employee health, improving employability and reducing sickness absence. Within this network, Achmea Vitale will operate as an independent company under its new name ArboVitale (www.arbovitale.nl).
The new head office will be in Utrecht, at Beneluxlaan 907. The head offices of Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk and Achmea Vitale were until recently in Houten and De Meern, respectively.
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About Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk
If an employer takes care of its employees, the employees will take care of the business: that is the vision on which Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk is built. It is an initiative by a network of companies specialising in employment and health. They include occupational health and safety service providers (MaetisArdyn and Health Services) and a number of companies with expertise in sustained employability (GIMD, Skils and Margolin). Each has its own specialists, such as labour and organisational experts, career advisers, corporate welfare workers, psychologists and company doctors.
Achmea is the largest insurance group in the Netherlands, with strong brands including
Interpolis, Centraal Beheer Achmea, Zilveren Kruis Achmea, Avéro Achmea, FBTO and Agis.
Achmea is also the largest Dutch health insurer, with some 5.2 million policyholders. Achmea is an unlisted company with cooperative roots which balances the interests of clients, business partners, employees and shareholders. Achmea, which has its head office in Zeist, is active in eight European countries. In 2011 Achmea generated premium income of around EUR 20 billion.