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June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, has formally launched its Global Technical Services (GTS(SM)) division in
Mexico to more effectively manage large and complex claims from the growing insurance market in the region.
"We are seeing significant growth in
Mexico and throughout
Latin America, and we are formalizing our GTS presence in the country to better serve our clients," said
Mauricio Alonso, chief executive officer of
Crawford's Latin American and
Caribbean operations. "Our loss adjusters have the experience and industry focus to evaluate, assess and mitigate damages as quickly as possible. In addition, we can draw on all our GTS resources in the region and around the world to ensure that our clients' needs are met."
Crawford & Company de Mexico SA de CV,
Crawford's arm in
Mexico and one of the largest independent loss adjusters in the country, recently marked the GTS launch with a conference for the insurance and reinsurance market held at the Club France in
Mexico City. About 150 senior executives from the Company and guests from
Central America, the
United Kingdom and
the United States participated in the event.
"This event clearly demonstrates our commitment to exceeding our clients' expectations in handling major, complex claims for the local and international insurance and reinsurance markets," said Eduardo Kimsi,
Crawford's managing director in
Mexico. "We believe that it helps reinforce our position as a leader in claims management in
Mexico and look forward to continuing to improve the services we offer."
The conference featured several presentations on
Mike Skingsley, head of international construction for GTS and liaison for
Crawford's Latin American operations in the
London market, discussed international construction and engineering losses.
Also presenting were GTS Senior Vice President
Andries Willemse, who spoke about
Crawford's response to last year's catastrophes in
Thailand, and Executive General Adjuster Marc Godfrey, who discussed renewable energy. Kimsi gave a presentation on handling catastrophic claims for government entities and also gave an overview of operations in the country.
To more effectively coordinate large loss adjusting services in
Crawford recently established six GTS hubs in the region. In addition to
Mexico City, those hubs are located in
Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Sao Paulo, Brazil;
Santiago, Chile; Panama City,
Crawford's definitive solution for large, complex claims, providing the highest level of world-class talent in the industry's largest network to strategically manage losses around the globe. With nearly 500 of the world's most experienced senior adjusters and industry specialists operating from 144 locations worldwide, GTS assists all major stakeholders with strategic loss management during significant claims.
Most recently, GTS adjusters have been deployed to assist with fire and flood losses in
Australia, earthquake claims in
New Zealand and
Japan, and flood losses in