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ECCLESIASTICAL ROOTS

History

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 Feuerversicherungsverein 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 G.m.b.H., Stuttgart, additional shareholders EKD, Diakonisches Werk der EKD
1959
Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge GmbH ("Arminia")
1960
Establishment of UNION Versicherungsdienst GmbH together with the Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband – Gesamtverband e.V.
1962
Transfer of the company seat to Detmold
1963
Renaming into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1976
Joining of the Deutscher Caritasverband e.V. as additional shareholder of Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1987
Expansion of services to include trade and industry
1991
Ecclesia establishments in Austria and Hungary
1993
Acquisition of the Staun GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Munich
1994
Establishment of GRB Gesellschaft für Risiko-Beratung mbH
1999
Acquisition of the insurance broker City Broker, Berne
Foundation of PP Business Protection GmbH, Hamburg
2000
Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement GmbH, Detmold
2004
Joining of deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH, Berlin (previously DaimlerChrysler Services Assekuranz-Makler GmbH) and its affiliates Lutz Assekuranz-Makler GmbH, Munich, and IHA Industrie- und Handels-Assekuranz Versicherunsmakler GmbH, Koblenz
Participation in 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)
Acquisition of Geerken + Partner GmbH, Hamburg
Establishment of EOS RISQ Deutschland GmbH, Detmold
2006
Strategic development of the services for outpatient healthcare, now Ecclesia med GmbH, by joining of NAV-Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH, Cologne
Joining of the Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH, Cologne
Acquisition of the J. L. Orth Group, Nuremberg
Acquisition of GEREON Versicherungs-Vermittlungs-GmbH, Cologne
Establishment of Deutsche Gesellschaft für ZeitWertKonten mbH, Detmold
2007
Establishment of ECCLESIA mildenberger HOSPITAL GmbH, Detmold
2011
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)
Participation in CONCORDIA NV, Gent
Participation in an Concordia De Keizer, Rotterdam
2014
Establishment of Ecclesia Broker Assicurativo S.r.l., Klausen
Joining of GEAS Sanità S.r.l., Rome
Establishment of Ecclesia Gruppe Assekuranz-Service GmbH, Detmold
2015
Establishment of IAK Inter-Assekuranz Versicherungs-Makler GmbH, Munich
Establishment of hevianna Versicherungsdienst GmbH, Munich
2016
Acquisition of the remaining shares in Concordia NV, Strombeek-Bever
2017
Acquisition of KS Assekuranz-Makler GmbH, Eschbach
2018
Acquisition of Medicuritas GmbH Assekuranzmakler, Hamburg
Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Finance & Insurance Group, Amsterdam
Acquisition of Gebr. Sluyter B.V., Rotterdam
2019
Acquisition of Employee Benefits Consultants Nederland B.V. (EBC Nederland)
Acquisition of Hemmer & Felder GmbH, Cologne
2020
Acquisition of CFG Finance GmbH
Acquisition of a majority shareholding in km credit consulting gmbh