Braskem: Plans to produce bio-based ethylene in Thailand

The Brazilians are flirting with an Asian production of bio-based ethylene (Photo: Braskem) The polyolefin producer Braskem (São Paulo / Brazil) and the petrochemical group SCG Chemicals (Bangkok / Thailand) are considering the production of bio-based ethylene and polyethylene in Thailand. Both parties signed a letter of intent to consider joint investments in the construction […]

Hardened market: higher premiums, stricter conditions

9/10/2021 – Cost pressure has increased for companies due to the behavior of insurers, Greco states. In addition to premium increases, new exclusions will also be applied; to this end, customers must improve their risk management. The D&O insurance market is particularly hardened. The domestic insurance broker Greco International AG invited to his “Risk Day” […]

Museum Abbey shows art from Africa

Liesborn (gl) – The Liesborn Abbey Museum is showing contemporary art from six African countries from September 19 to November 28 under the title “Spirit Africa”. You can see paintings, sculptures, objects and photography from the Kunst Transit Berlin collection. According to the announcement, 45 works in the exhibition give an impression of art from […]

These are the metropolises with the worst loss balance sheets

September 2, 2021 – Among the major German cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants, the federal capital Berlin has the worst damage balance in motor vehicle liability insurance as well as in full and partially comprehensive insurance. It looks best in Bremen (motor vehicle liability) or in Nuremberg (fully and partially comprehensive). This is shown […]

Kärntner: Sales partner service under new management

August 31, 2021 – The broker and agency service of the Kärntner Landesversicherung has a new head in Arnulf Napowanez. He succeeds Patrick Kerschbaumer. Handover of the baton: Arnulf Napowanez (left)with predecessor Patrick Kerschbaumer (Image: KLV) Arnulf Napowanez (33) is in charge of the broker and agency services at Kärntner Landesversicherung aG accepted. The company […]

The pace of digitization has “not yet reached its limits”

8/26/2021 – According to a survey of industry experts, cloud computing and automation are among the most important technologies for the future of insurance. Distribution is still generally seen as a “personal” matter; however, some respondents assume that their sales will be at least 70 percent automated in the future. The consulting company has around […]

bAV: Broker quadruples commission income to 800,000 euros

8/26/2021 – A data analysis by Xempus shows trends in the business with company pension schemes. The current financial year is developing positively for exclusivity and brokers, demand and deals are increasing. The driver is also the pandemic. In comparison, the company supplementary health insurance is still in its infancy. The corona crisis had both […]

These motor insurers have the best image with customers

8/24/2021 – The price no longer seems to be the decisive criterion in vehicle insurance for those willing to change. For new customers, additional services and the idea of ​​fairness also count, as a survey by Sirius Campus shows. Huk-Coburg and the direct insurance subsidiary Huk24 have the best status among consumers. The changing season […]

SIG Combibloc: Second production plant opened in China

The plant in the Suzhou Industrial Park (Photo: SIG) The manufacturer of composite cartons and filling systems for beverages and liquid food, SIG Combibloc (Neuhausen / Switzerland) is investing around EUR 180 million in a second production plant for aseptic carton packs in China. The new production facility is located near the existing site in […]