Other operating areas

Annual Report 2017 > Business > Group’s condition > Other operating areas
Highlights 2017

Business

Strong position in insurance with a periodic premium with a market share of 45.8% (+0.7 p.p. y/y, the highest level since 2010)
Strong position in insurance with a periodic premium with a market share of 45.8% (+0.7 p.p. y/y, the highest level since 2010)
Group model based on a comprehensive offering in the insurance, finance and health area
Group model based on a comprehensive offering in the insurance, finance and health area
2000 outlets at the disposal of clients in the health insurance and medical care services provided by the PZU Group
2000 outlets at the disposal of clients in the health insurance and medical care services provided by the PZU Group
Strong market position in motor insurance, including direct activity with a market share of 38.4%
Strong market position in motor insurance, including direct activity with a market share of 38.4%
Pekao ranked 2nd and Alior Bank ranked 8th in terms of accumulated assets
Pekao ranked 2nd and Alior Bank ranked 8th in terms of accumulated assets
The PZU Group’s share in the non-life insurance market is 35.7%
The PZU Group’s share in the non-life insurance market is 35.7%
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PZU Pomoc

PZU Pomoc provides auxiliary services to PZU Group companies, including:

  • management of the PZU repair network – at the end of 2017 the company cooperated with 890 repair shops,
  • organizing motor assistance services for LI4;
  • conducting salvage auctions after a total loss;
  • supporting technical claims handling in motor claims;
  • handling assistance products for PZU and PZU Życie (among others, legal consulting, organization of assistance services etc.);
  • managing the loyalty program, PZU Help in Life Club – at the end of 2017 approx. 1.7 million club members could take advantage of insurance discounts and products of cooperating companies (rebate programs from partners).

PZU CO

PZU CO is an auxiliary company for PZU Group companies, established to provide the following services: printing, IT, Data Center, Contact Center, auxiliary services related to insurance and pension funds, constant intermediation in conclusion of insurance agreements, financial and investment agreements, assistance agreements and HR and payroll-related services.

PZU Finance AB

PZU Group’s activity on the debt market is realized through PZU Finance AB with its registered office in Stockholm (Sweden). The company’s core business is to raise debt financing through the issue of bonds or other debt instruments and provide financing to PZU Group companies.

On 16 October 2015 PZU Finance AB issued 5-year Eurobonds for EUR 350 million.These bonds have been assimilated and now form a single series with the “tap” bonds with the nominal value of EUR 500 m issued by PZU Finance AB (publ) on 3 July 2014. DEBT FINANCING CHAPTER 8.3.

PZU LAB

PZU LAB is a company dealing with advisory services and assistance in implementation of all kinds of solutions improving the security of the strategic corporate clients of PZU and PZUW.

The company cooperates with numerous academic centers and experienced experts (local and foreign). The company constantly seeks new and effective technological solutions allowing to mitigate the risks which particularly impact the insurance activity.

The PZU LAB team has developed methods for cooperation with the existing and prospective clients. First, the engineers identify critical installation sites, simulate critical events such as fire, flooding or explosion, and determine their consequences. Then the possible scenarios and the methods of minimizing them are discussed. This approach signifies an evolution in client relations. PZU ceases to be only a seller of insurance and becomes a risk management advisor.

Tower Inwestycje

The owners of Tower Inwestycje Sp. z o.o. (formerly PZU Tower) are PZU Życie - 73% shares and PZU - 27% shares.

Currently, the company conducts works associated with the office and commercial investment project located in a prestigious location in Wrocław, at ul. Oławska 35 (Plac Dominikański), in the place occupied for the past several decades by an office building owned by PZU. The investment project is designed partly for PZU Group’s needs and partly for lease.

PZU Finanse

PZU Finanse Sp. z o.o. is a service company established for the purpose of keeping accounting ledgers for subsidiaries of the PZU Group (excluding PZU and PZU Życie).

Ogrodowa-Inwestycje

Ogrodowa-Inwestycje Sp. z o.o. (Ogrodowa-Inwestycje) is the owner of the City-Gate office building (located at ul. Ogrodowa 58 in Warsaw) and leases office space to external clients and PZU Group companies.

PZU Corporate Member Lmited

On 28 September 2017, PZU acquired shares in PZU Corporate Member Limited, entitling it to 100% of votes at the shareholder meeting.

The PZU Group expanded its international activity through PZU Corporate Member Limited. The company is a member of Lloyd’s.

Lloyd’s is an association of over 80 syndicates managed by over 50 agencies.

PZU Corporate Member is serviced by the Argenta Holdings Limited. This agency deals with ongoing activities of the syndicates, invests their funds and employs underwriters.

Grupa Armatura

The PZU Group has held an equity stake in Armatura Kraków S.A. (Armatura Kraków) since October 1999. At present, PZU FIZ AN BIS 2 is the sole owner of Armatura Kraków.

Armatura Kraków SA (Armatura Kraków) is the parent company of the Armatura Group. The Armatura group includes Armatura Kraków SA, Aquaform SA, Aquaform Bauprodukte, Aquaform Ukraine, Aquaform Romania, Morehome.pl. The business of the Armatura Group lies outside the domain of financial and insurance services. The group is a leading manufacturer in the sanitary and heating industry in Poland. The companies making up the Armatura Group specialize in the manufacture of bathroom and kitchen taps, aluminum central heating radiators, a wide range of valves and sanitaryware.

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