December is a time for reflection on the past year, contemplation of the year ahead, and strategic planning. For Eurapco, it signifies the conclusion of a successful one-year pilot phase, with UNIQA becoming a member of the Eurapco Alliance starting from the 1st of January 2024.
“We are proud to now be a permanent partner of the Eurapco Alliance. This partnership is in line with our customer-centric strategy based on collaboration across hierarchies, countries, and functions. We look forward to continuing and deepening our cooperation in Europe!” explains Wolfgang Kindl, Chief Customer & Market Officer International.
Together the eight Eurapco partners will insure more than 48 million Europeans, employ more than 60,000 people, and generate annual gross premiums of more than 48,5 billion euros. Furthermore, the Alliance will be active in 35 countries, and it will serve more than 48 million customers.
“The collaboration with UNIQA offers Eurapco an excellent opportunity to further expand the exchange of knowledge and drive business acceleration, by increasing learning and development opportunities within the Alliance,” states Wilma de Bruijn, the General Manager of Eurapco.
UNIQA and Eurapco – a successful partnership with a common mission
UNIQA and the Eurapco Alliance are pursuing the goal of exchanging expertise within the insurance industry at the European level in order to jointly find solutions to the challenges of global change. Over the past twelve months, 60 UNIQA colleagues were involved in around 50 expert groups on topics such as customer centricity, data & analytics, digitalisation, and ESG (environmental, social, governance) with a trial membership. They felt the Eurapco spirit and realised that joining forces and exchanging knowledge and best practices together is the best way of solving big issues in the industry.
“As one of the leading insurance groups, partnering with UNIQA opens new opportunities and horizons for the Eurapco Alliance. We are excited to initiate this collaboration, believing that by generating value and exchanging knowledge, we will strengthen both our collective and individual capabilities,” points out Oliver Schoeller, the Chairman of Eurapco.
About UNIQA Group
The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance companies in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Around 21,000 employees and exclusive sales partners serve more than 16 million customers across 18 countries. UNIQA is the second largest insurance group in Austria with a market share of about 21 percent. In the CEE growth region, UNIQA is present in 15 markets. In addition, insurance companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein are also part of the UNIQA Group.
For more information, please refer to the UNIQA Group figures for 2022.