Van In, the Belgian market leader in teaching materials and Wees Wegwijs, a publisher specialised in the publication of road safety books, are about to join forces. In the forthcoming weeks they expect to complete their negotiations that will lead to the integration of Wees wegwijs in the activities of Van In.

Wees Wegwijs net sales in 2007 totalled EUR 0.9 million and it employs seven people. It has a complete offer of educational materials for driving schools in Flanders, Brussels and the Walloon part of the country. Furthermore, most Flemish schools use the textbooks and online teaching materials regarding the educational project 'Driving Licence at School'.

"The combination of the unique expertise concerning traffic and road safety education of Wees Wegwijs, with Van In's 175 years of educational experience, should guarantee the full support the current and future plans need. We were impressed by the professionalism of Wees Wegwijs, but also by the testimonies of the driving schools," Johan Merlevede, CEO of Van In Publishers explains.

Van In is a part of Sanoma's Learning & Literature division.