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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

1909Establishment of Ecclesia Pfarrversicherung and first activity as insurance consultant and insurance intermediary, Cöln
1911Establishment of Ecclesia Baulast- und Feuerversicherungsverein auf Gegenseitigkeit zu Cöln am Rhein
1929Liquidation 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
1949Reactivation of Ecclesia e.V. after the Second World War, Detmold
1952Establishment of Ecclesia Versicherungs-Vermittlungs G.m.b.H., Stuttgart, additional shareholders EKD, Diakonisches Werk der EKD
1959Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge GmbH ("Arminia")
1960Establishment UNION Versicherungsdienst GmbH together with the Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband – Gesamtverband e.V.
1962Transfer of the company seat to Detmold
1963Renaming into Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1976Joining of the Deutscher Caritasverband e.V. as additional shareholder of Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
1987Expansion of services to include trade and industry
1991Ecclesia establishments in Austria and Hungary
1993Acquisition of the Staun GmbH Versicherungsmakler, Munich
1994Establishment of GRB Gesellschaft für Risiko-Beratung mbH
1999

Acquisition of the City Versicherungs-Kundendienst AG, Switzerland

Foundation of PP Business Protection GmbH, Hamburg

2000Establishment of Deutsche Vorsorge Pensionsmanagement GmbH, Detmold
2004

Joining of 

Participation in GrECo, Wien 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
  • J. L. Orth Group, Nuremberg
  • GEREON Versicherungs-Vermittlungs-GmbH, Cologne
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für ZeitWertKonten mbH, Detmold

Establishment of Deutsche Gesellschaft für ZeitWertKonten mbH, Detmold

2007Establishment of ECCLESIA mildenberger HOSPITAL GmbH, Detmold
2011Joining of the insurance broker IC Verzekeringen NV, Brüssel
2012The 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 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 

 
2016Acquisition of the remaining shares in Concordia NV, Strombeek-Bever
2017Acquisition of KS Assekuranz-Makler GmbH, Eschbach
2018

Acquisition of

Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Finance & Insurance Group, Amsterdam

2019

Acquisition of 

 
2020

Acquisition of CFG Finance GmbH

Acquisition of a majority shareholding in km credit consulting gmbh

2020

Merger of

  • deas Deutsche Risk Consult GmbH, Berlin,
  • EOS RISQ Deutschland GmbH, Detmold
  • Hemmer & Felder GmbH, Köln,
  • IHA Industrie- und Handels-Assekuranz Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Koblenz,
  • ISO Interassekuranz Sitt & Overlack GmbH, Köln,

into deas Deutsche Assekuranzmakler GmbH.