Our corporate origin dates back to the year 1909, at that time as insurance company and broker of ecclesiastical property insurances.
Ecclesia was established as a GmbH in 1952. Our head office has been located in Detmold (North Rhine-Westphalia) since 1962.
In the postwar years, Ecclesia mainly served churches, church facilities and church employees. This changed with the foundation of several subsidiaries.
Today, we are an internationally oriented, medium-sized group of companies which is also well-positioned in the industry and trade segment, and which has continuously expanded the business segment of employee benefits and pension management.
Milestones in the development:
|1909||Establishment of Ecclesia Pfarrversicherung and first activity as insurance consultant and insurance intermediary, Cöln|
|1911||Establishment of Ecclesia Baulast- und Feuerversicherungsvereins auf Gegenseitigkeit zu Cöln am Rhein|
|1929||Liquidation of the insurer and foundation of the insurance broker Ecclesia e.V. as an adviser in civil law and economic matters and as insurance intermediary, Cologne|
|1949||Reactivation of Ecclesia e.V. after the Second World War, Detmold|
|1952||Establishment of Ecclesia Versicherungs-Vermittlungs GmbH, Stuttgart|
|1959||Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge GmbH (formerly Arminia), and later also Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zeitwertkonten|
|1960||Establishment of Union Versicherungsdienst GmbH together with the Deutschen Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverband|
|1962||Transfer of the company seat to Detmold|
|1963||Renaming into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH|
|1976||Joining of the German Caritas Association as additional shareholder|
|1987||Expansion of services to include trade and industry|
|1990||Extension of business activity to the whole of Germany|
|1991||Ecclesia establishments in Austria and Hungary|
|1993||Integration of the Staun GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Munich|
|1994||Establishment of GRB Gesellschaft für Risiko-Beratung mbH|
|1997/1998||Co-founding of the standard-setting and certifying company proCum Cert|
|1999||Integration of the insurance broker City Broker, Berne; Foundation of PP Business Protection GmbH, Hamburg|
|2000||Carve-out of the actuarial services by founding VMD Aktuar GmbH, Detmold|
|2004||Joining of deas Deutsche Assekuranz-Makler GmbH, Berlin (previously DaimlerChrysler Services Assekuranz-Makler GmbH) and its affiliates; participation in the Austrian insurance broker GrECo, Vienna by merging industry business in Austria and in Hungary|
|2005||Establishment of Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Vienna (together with GrECo International AG); Joining of Geerken + Partner GmbH, HamburgAG);|
|2006||Strategic development of the services for outpatient healthcare, now MediCura Versicherungsservice, by joining of NAV-Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH; joining of the Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH, Cologne and the J.L. Orth Group, Nuremberg|
|2007||Change of name of VMD Aktuar GmbH, Detmold to Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement GmbH, Detmold|
|2011||Partner in the international broker network JLT International Network, London, joining of the insurance broker IC Verzekeringen NV, Brussels|
|2012||The company, which was founded in 1952, is reorganized into a holding company and its operative activities as insurance broker are transferred to an affiliate|
|2013||Establishment of the GrECo Ecclesia Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Warsaw (together with GrECo International AG)|
|2014||Establishment of Ecclesia broker assicurativo, Klausen/Chiusa|
|2014||Joining of Geas Sanità Insurance Broker, Rome|