History

Our presence in Europe

Our first transactions in Europe dates back to 1904 when we appointed Budd, Budd & Edenbrough, a Lloyd's broker at that time, as our underwriting agent.

First work force at SJII
Our first office
Official document and our first office
Year Timeline of Sompo Japan Group activities in Europe
1904 Yasuda Fire and Marine (YFM) began business in London via Budd, Budd and Edenbrough (Lloyd's Broker)
1925 YFM began business in France through underwriting agent B.W.Noble, Ltd (Paris)
1955 Nissan Fire and Marine (NFM) opened London Representative Office
1958 YFM opened London Representative Office
1963 YFM began underwriting business at London Office
1964 YFM began business in the former West Germany via Nordsterm Allgemeine Versichenungs-A.G.
1965 YFM began business in the Netherlands via Tulleners and Brummer
1966 YFM began business in Belgium via E.G. Bouton
1969 YFM opened Dusseldorf Liaison office
1972 YFM began business in Norway; NFM began underwriting business at London Office
1973 The Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company (U.K.) Limited established as a subsidiary in the UK
1974 YFM opened Brussels Liaison Office
1983 YFM opened Paris Liaison Office
1986 The Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company (U.K.) Limited changed its name to Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Europe Limited
1988 YFM opened Barcelona Liaison Office
1990 YFM opened Amsterdam Liaison Office and Milan Liaison Office;
Nissan Insurance Company of Europe Limited (NICEL) established in the UK
1994 Yasuda Kasai Insurance Company of Europe Limited (YKE) established in the UK
1995 YKE acquired a European Single License (first among Japanese insurers) and established branches in Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain
2002 YKE changed its name to Sompo Japan Insurance Company of Europe Limited following the merger of YFM and NFM in Japan
2013 SJE changed its name to Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Company of Europe Limited ("SJNKE") in conjunction with the merger of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. ("SJII") and Nipponkoa Insurance Co. LTD (NK) in Japan on 1st September 2014
First work force at SJII
Our first office
Official document and our first office

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