Achmea and Zorg van de Zaak Netwerk complete sale Achmea Vitale

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.