History

History of Our Development

Three generations of tradition...

History of Our Development

Three generations of tradition...

The third generation still maintains the same important foundation stones for the culture of the company after 60 years:

  • Provide counselling based on know-how and never go for “a quick sale”
  • Commitment in all dealings
  • To be better than the competition

There has always been a clear vision of the way in which the cover of our clients should be optimally achieved. Each generation has implemented and further developed this vision.

Here are some of the important stages:

1949
Foundation
Foundation of an agency in Garstedt near Lüneburg by August-Martin Gußmann.
1952
Move to Osnabrück
Better business opportunities and more freedom of action resulted in change of location.
1954
Independence
With good communications with Hamburg and Bremen we became independent through co-operation with more and more insurance companies.
1956
First company insurance
The move into the demanding world of business insurance was rapid.
1959
Entry of Herwig Gußmann
Through the successful activities of Herwig Gußmann the number of clients from the world of industry increased considerably.
1966
International
The first insurance placement with foreign insurers and on the London market.
1968
Gußmann Assekuranz KG, Insurance Brokers
The founding of this company marked the move to being an insurance broker independent of insurers.
1984
Introduction of IT
Ahead of the market and with great foresight the first generation of the broker software KluG was introduced.
1988
Protection for foreign locations
The internationalisation of trade led to providing cover for the first foreign locations.
1992
Founding of Gußmann Leipzig
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, Saxony was quickly seen to be a region of strong economic activity and a new company was set up locally.
1995
Founding of Gußmann Consultancy Service
In order to meet the growing need for counselling independent from insurance, a separate counselling company was set up.
1998
Construction of head office
After years of strong growth the old offices became too small and a new office complex of 1,600 m² was built.
1999
Entry of Bodo Gußmann
Bodo Gußmann joined the company after his training as an insurance broker and engineering degree, followed by years of practical experience in the insurance business.
2000
Extension of risk management

The increasing needs of the clients for precautionary security concepts led to the development and extension of our own innovative risk management system.

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We would be pleased to answer all your questions on protection and risk minimisation.

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