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HDI Global opens new office in Switzerland

IBR Staff Writer Published 22 June 2017

European industrial insurer HDI Global has opened a new office in Berne which is the company's third location in Switzerland.

In Berne, HDI will provide all the major business lines of industrial insurance that include property, liability, accident and marine insurance, and also engineering insurance.

The insurer particularly focuses on offering insurance products for small and mid-sized firms.

According to HDI Global Swiss branch office manager Hans Mazenauer, the new office at Berne is expected to be the base for HDI to serve its customers in the Espace Mittelland region.

It would cater with high-end insurance solutions for domestic and international firms.

 Mazenauer added: “The Espace Mittelland region is home to a large number of mid-sized Swiss industrial customers. We already have a good number of customers here but we want to acquire significantly more in the future.

“We therefore believe it is important to have our own office in this region that takes us closer to customers and brokers.”

According to HDI, special insurance solutions such as cyber insurance policies and directors & officers (D&O) liability policies will not be provided by the Berne office. The insurer added that its specialists from the Zurich location will provide back up to the Berne office through their expertise in these subjects if needed.

Last month, HDI launched a new multi-risk policy for agricultural machinery dealers and agricultural machinery service centres to offer them protection against operational risks.

The new policy covers all major risks in one product including mandatory motor liability insurance, theft and fire insurance, and public and environmental liability insurance.

Image: European insurer HDI has opened its third office in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee/Freedigitalphotos.net.