LA GRU is a specialized consultant in marine and contractual liability insurances and relevant claims handler.
Founded in 1966, La Gru Srl as was originally set up as a P&I broker dealing primarily between Italian shipowners and UK and English clubs. Over the years, the considerable experience accumulated in claims handling leads the company to expand its business in other areas such as legal defense and third party liability, managed on behalf of Italian insurance companies.
In 1998 the company was split. The P&I brokerage operation merged into the associated company BseaG Srl and subsequently into the PL Ferrari & Co Srl of Genova with which it currently has a collaboration relationship. La Gru was thus free to concentrate on the multi-branch insurance business under the guidance of Dr. Manfredi Zanardi, afetr his departure from Navale Assicurazioni SpA (leader in Italy in tourism and marine insurances), in which he had held the role of General Manager since 1980.
An increase in share capital, the use of staff with international training, the inauguration of the Milano office projected it into a new era as an insurance consulting company and provider of first-class services for claims management.
The long-term strategy, focused on a strong network of legal and technical consultants, widely distributed throughout the territory and able to intervene promptly in case management, combined with 30 years of experience in the sector, give the company a leading profile in the Italian market, mainly in loss prevention and optimized management of complaints for shipowners, freight forwarders, port terminals, interports, railway operators, logistics companies and tour operators.