Achmea and Zorg van de Zaak reach an agreement on the sale of Winnock reintegration and rehabilitation business

Winnock is to join the Zorg van de Zaak Network. Parent company, Achmea, and Zorg van de Zaak have reached an agreement on the sale of the reintegration and rehabilitation business. This transaction is consistent with Achmea’s strategy of focusing on its core business. Offering reintegration and rehabilitation services is a core activity of Zorg van de Zaak. Financial details of the transaction will not be made public.

Zeist, The Netherlands, 04-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Winnock was set up in 1989 under the name Rug AdviesCentrum (and renamed Winnock in 2002). Achmea has been a shareholder since 2000. The company has been a market leader in long-term reintegration and rehabilitation for many years. Winnock provides national coverage with ten offices across the country. Winnock employs approximately 140 employees (100 FTEs), including medical specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists.

Marius Touwen, director of the Zorg van de Zaak Network, is pleased to welcome Winnock’s staff. “Winnock’s activities seem to connect well with the problems staff encounter and the obstacles they face when it comes to employability. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach with an intensive programme and tailored supervision, employees can reintegrate successfully in the workplace. The employer is closely involved in the reintegration process, leading to a lasting return to employment. This is a valuable addition to our expertise-based businesses that contributes to the happiness employees experience at work.”

Willem van Duin, Chairman of Achmea’s Executive Board: “Achmea’s primary focus is on offering insurance and related products, pension arrangements and asset management. The sale of Winnock will help us implement our strategy of focusing on our core business. For Winnock, the transfer offers the opportunity to continue developing as a business, for example in rehabilitation care. I am confident that our Winnock colleagues will flourish in the new environment.”

The proposed transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory and competition authorities. The Works Council has of course been involved in the process. Parties expect to complete the transaction in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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