An industrial plant is set to become Amsterdam’s fashionable new hot spot
A large industrial complex on the north bank of Amsterdam’s IJ waterfront was recently bought by Eigen Haard housing association for EUR17.5 million. Having renamed the site – the former mechanical engineering plant of Stork Food & Dairy Systems –, ‘De Overkant’, Eigen Haard intends to create a new, creative hot spot. Zanders worked with the housing association on preparing its business case and the bidding process.
Zanders drives the search for a new outsourcing partner
DFM is a finance and insurance company that specializes in the automotive industry. The company provides financial services for this sector, up to and including payment transactions.
The introduction of SEPA meant that a change in payment transaction servies provider was necessary. But what kind of party would be suitable to a nonstandard company in the new, strongly standardization-oriented environment? Assisted by Zanders, DFM went in search of a new outsourcing partner.
Triodos Bank knowledge in a Zanders model
Until recently, Triodos Bank primarily used qualitative analysis based on years of practical experience to manage risks in savings. As evidenced by the sustainable bank’s continuous growth, it did so successfully. In addition to qualitative analysis, however, Triodos Bank also wanted to have more quantitative and model-based substantiation.
Together with Zanders, the bank therefore developed a new model that remained in line with the original knowledge and experience but also provided substantiation based on quantitative analysis.
Zanders assisted the provincial authorities of Friesland
The sale of energy company Nuon to Sweden’s Vattenfall generated EUR1.2 billion for the province of Friesland. This amount will be paid in phases from 2009 to 2015.
For the management of this money, the province concluded a contract with BNP Paribas Investment Partners and BNG Vermogensbeheer at the beginning of July. Zanders assisted the provincial authorities of Friesland in the European tendering process for this assignment.
“Tomorrows answers today”
AkzoNobel, a Fortune 500 company, headquartered in Amsterdam, is the global market leader in paints and coatings and a major producer of specialty chemicals.
It has sales of over EUR 13.8 billion (2009) and over 57,000 employees, operating in over 80 countries. In 2007 Peter van Rood joined AkzoNobel as Group Treasurer, the same year that the Board gave approval for the redesign of the treasury function to return it to a first quartile operator in its peer group of companies.