In your world taking a fresh look is indispensable.
Meijers speaks the language.
- Lots of contact between policyholders and insurers through "meet the market" concept
- Permanent contact person with expert knowledge
- One-stop shop for recalls (damage experts, lawyers, crisis communication and laboratory researchers)
- International legal focus
- An eye for innovations, prevention and risk management
Creativity makes the difference.
In the coming years it will become increasingly difficult to insure risks for Food & Feed companies. In the world of food production and trade, innovations and laws and regulations have increasingly added liability and claims risks. Claims increase despite preventive measures. The dependency within the supply chain makes risk situations more difficult to estimate. As a result, the premium costs go up and in some cases even the insurability decreases.
Meijers specialists in Food & Feed follow and move with the developments in the market. They are driven, solution-oriented and creative. With our expertise in risk management and insurance our success has benefited many clients for years. A lasting relationship is always the starting point.
Because we demonstrably look differently at risk-management and prevention, it’s often possible to come up with surprising solutions. We think in scenarios, but outside the fixed frameworks, and we are well prepared and knowledgeable.
Would you like more information about our services in Food & Feed? Please contact: Armand Garabedian, Senior Account Manager
+31 (0)6 34 105 399
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Armand Garabedian, Senior Account Manager (EN)
The industry sometimes feels as if you are on a roller coaster. No day and no company is the same. I set the bar very high for myself. I always try to think ahead so that potential problems have already been identified early on. I’m proud of the fact that we often surprise. For example, if we think along with optimizing business processes, can help save on the costs with creative solutions. The following applies to every tailor-made insurance plan: “If it becomes too complex for the client, then it will become fun for me. Then my work starts."
Natasja Kraan, Specialist Liability
I really get the most out of my job in my advisory role I. I enjoy learning about a customer and giving advice based on what I learn. I focus partly on Food customers, but I also serve other sectors. Cyber insurance is becoming increasingly important. Awareness of the extent of cyber damage among entrepreneurs really needs to grow. Customers choose Meijers because we are thorough and we put the customer first. We do our homework and provide tailor-made advice and that is something I like to sink my teeth into. We do our utmost in negotiations with the insurer for risks that are difficult to insure. Communication takes place via short lines between account manager, specialist and insurer. We form a close-knit team within the liability department.
Rob van Leyen, Senior Account Specialist Liability (EN)
“Many food companies have traditional liability insurance. They often underestimate their own needs. You also want to cover risks that, for example, relate to food safety, right? Or a recall? It’s precisely for these specific ‘food risks’ that few providers can be found in the insurance market. It’s our job to search carefully, to be open to new integrated options and to negotiate them well. At Meijers we like to come up with a complete and preventive solution. What I enjoy most is to draw up a broad risk advice together with our partners. Then we brainstorm about the business processes and a suitable insurance package. I want to know what keeps the client awake because that is when I arrive at the most appropriate advice. As an old hand in the profession (25+ years) I know that this approach works and that it leads to a lasting relationship. Clients feel Meijers’ enthusiasm and the personal approach. That makes my work fun.”
Niels Vonk, Practice Leader Non-Life Insurance (EN)
There is tremendous growth going on within the Food & Feed sector. Keeping all these companies active in the Food & Feed sector insurable is a considerable and fun challenge. The number of insurers is decreasing due to consolidation. As a result, less insurance capacity is available in the property insurance market. Another development is the increase in premiums because of poor results and disappointing investment returns. It’s especially now important for clients to have a broker who knows their way around insurers and who understands their business. With expertise and a fresh look at business processes, we advise on making investments so that the risk profiles improve. Often, we manage to get an organization well insured with a good risk analysis and the right preventive measures, while that was not the case at first. That is the reason I do it.
Bob Timman, Senior Claims Handler (EN)
Food & Feed companies have a high turnover rate. And because it’s about food safety, reputation is extremely important. The added value of Meijers as an intermediary is being able to quickly spring into action in the event of damages. We are always ready and we immediately come up with a solution or offer support with recalls. These are fun challenges. It gives me energy to act quickly and benefitting the client.
What our clients say
"When we incurred large property damages, Meijers was immediately available with two people in the weekend!"Bart van Doorn, Controller at Debuut
"We are satisfied with the cooperation and we have a positive experience with the response time with which things are handled."Michael Sterenberg, Financial controller at Farm Dairy
"Meijers’ strength is the personal approach and the fact that as a client you have one dedicated contact person who arranges things for you. The digital file also provides a good overview of current insurance policies and agreements."Remco Vogelenzang, Vegafit Director
"Can't" does not exist at Meijers, they always look for a solution and are always there for the client.Harm Laros, Managing Director at 2 Sisters Storteboom