History

History

ERGO is a young group whose roots go back a long way. It was established in 1997/1998 as a merger of experienced German insurers.

1997

D.A.S., DKV, Hamburg-Mannheimer and Victoria merge to establish the ERGO Insurance Group

1999

Group asset manager MEAG and IT services provider ITERGO are set up

2000

Market entry in Italy, Russia, Poland and the Baltic States

2001

Exclusive Sales cooperation with German HypoVereinsbank (today a member of the UniCredit Group)

2002

Acquisition of German direct insurer KarstadtQuelle Versicherungen, today‘s ERGO Direkt Insurance

2004

Reorganisation and new Group management organisation according to segments

2006

Market entry in Turkey and India

2007

Representative Office opened in China

2009

Integration of travel insurer ERV and Austrian BA-CA Insurance

2010

Introduction of brand promise „To insure is to understand“
The Hamburg-Mannheimer and Victoria brands are merged into the ERGO brand

2011

Introduction of ERGO Customer Advocate, ERGO Customer Advisory Board and ERGO Customer Workshop in Germany

2012

First ERGO Customer Report
First ERGO Sustainability Report

2013

Sales start of life insurance products in China

2014

New Customer and Sales Services Division

2015

German D.A.S. Company merged into ERGO Versicherung, brand D.A.S. maintained

2016

New Group Structure

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