Zurich and United Recyclers Group 2010

Zurich and United Recyclers Group 2010

Zurich selected as preferred insurance provider by United Recyclers Group

Schaumburg, Ill., April 02, 2010 – Zurich, a leading provider of commercial insurance in North America and globally, is proud to announce that United Recyclers Group (URG) has selected Zurich as its preferred insurance provider for its members.

“As the nation’s leading organization serving the automotive recycling industry, we are pleased to partner with Zurich, widely recognized as a world leader in the commercial and business insurance industry,” says Michelle Alexander, URG executive director.  “Zurich knows our business, and their insurance products provide excellent coverage and value to our members, and provide them yet another important benefit of URG membership.”

Representing over 330 leading auto recyclers across the nation, URG has taken the lead in creating new awareness and understanding of the modern green automotive recycling industry.  Changes they have made include developing their own inventory management system, Pinnacle and Pinnacle Pro; creating a buying cooperative; and offering group marketing options to their members.  Their development of URG 8000 certification represents the highest quality requirements, operating standards, and business practices available in the automotive recycling industry today.  URG sets the standard for excellence in the growing use of green auto parts; which are used OEM parts salvaged from ‘end-of-life’ vehicles.

Gerry Cecil, Zurich National and Program Account Executive, says that “We are pleased to be working with URG as their preferred provider of business insurance.  Our highly specialized and direct approach providing key coverage in a quality, consistent manner is recognized value to URG and is sync with how URG brings their products and services to the market.  Our insurance relationship also closes the loop with URG as in addition to our business insurance relationship, because we sell and purchase salvage through URG members as well.”

For more information on URG products and events, go to the United Recyclers Group website at www.u-r-g.com or call 303-367-4391.

Zurich's North America Commercial and Global Corporate in North America business divisions are part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors.

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