Industrial Insurance Company HDI-Gerling has announced it is expanding its product range in the UK to include Motor [Auto] fleet coverage.

The company said it has appointed John Shepherd to the position of Director of Motor to head the new line of business. He previously held several senior positions at Jubilee, HCC and Equity Red Star and brings with him a wealth of underwriting experience and strong client and broker relationships.

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Richard Taylor, UK and Ireland Managing Director, expressed his delight that Shepherd has joined the company, indicating that “motor fleet is an integral part of our business proposition in Germany and we are excited at the opportunity to develop this product here in the UK.”

“The product will be built on our inherent underwriting principles combined with a comprehensive fleet risk management solution,” the bulletin explained. This will “enable HDI-Gerling to deliver an innovative product to our clients.”