Sedgwick opens new offices in Corsica, Gap and Guadeloupe, to further expand its operations in France and in French overseas territory
PARIS, 19 February 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced the opening of three new offices in Corsica and Gap, southern France and in Guadeloupe, French overseas department and region. This expansion will increase the company’s capacity to assist the evolving needs of existing and future clients in various parts of France and the overseas departments and regions and build on its growing market presence.
The new offices will increase Sedgwick’s footprint and meet the growing demand for specialist claims and loss adjusting solutions in France and the overseas departments in the Caribbean. Sedgwick also plans to continue recruiting and expanding local teams in various parts of France in order to capitalize on this significant market opportunity. The combination of a national network, highly performant digital tools and local experts will present clients with better tailored solutions and well adapted to any specific given event.
In the coming months, Sedgwick aims to open several more offices as part of its overall strategic plan to expand its footprint, as well as to increase proximity with clients and their policyholders. As such, there are plans to launch several new offices in 2021, in Metropolitan France and Monaco.
Xavier Gazay, president and director general of Sedgwick in France said:
“The opening of our new offices in Corsica, Gap and Guadeloupe is another indicator of the momentum we are building to maximize the country’s growth opportunities.
“With our presence in this market, Sedgwick will now have local resources to serve our customers in these important geographical regions. Customers will benefit from the same high quality of service and will take advantage of our breadth of expertise, reputation and global resource capabilities. Increasing our local presence on the ground is a fundamental part of our strategy, as we aim to expand our reach across the French market and the French Overseas Territories.”
The new office in Corsica is located near the Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, Lieu-dit MEZZAVIA – Espace Aqueduc – 20167 AJACCIO. Situated in a central area, the office is easy to access and same as in Gap, available to offer Sedgwick’s full range of services and expertise, including frequency risk and corporate risk solutions as well as TPA and BPO services.” The office in Corsica will be led by Julien Collinet.
The new office in Gap is located in the Zone Micropolis (Bat Aurora-quartier Belle Oreille-Zone Micropolis-05000 GAP). The area was chosen for its geographical location, as the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department an administrative subdivision and roughly the equivalent of a county in the US and the UK) and its proximity to the nearby Alpes department, which will enable the Sedgwick team to cover both areas. The office in Gap will be led by Vincent Goret and will offer the entire range of services Sedgwick provides to clients.
The new office in Guadeloupe is located at 8, Allée des rhumeries, 97122 BAIE MAUHLT. Sedgwick’s expertise will cover the entire Caribbean region, including French Guyana. Proximity to the Caribbean hub airport enables us to reach all the French territories of the West Indies on a daily basis. The office in Guadeloupe will be led by Olivier Huet, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry and is accustomed to ultra-marine expertise. Sedgwick’s services in Guadeloupe include all personal, business and industrial claims (frequent, major & complex losses), for both simple and high-stakes risks.
Sedgwick France consists of over 800 colleagues; including 100 experts who cover over seven hubs and specifically focus on business expertise.
Today, Sedgwick France has presence in 30 cities across the country, including: Ajaccio – Annecy – Auxerre – Avignon – Bordeaux – Boulogne Sur Mer – Clermont Ferrand – Clichy – Dax – Dijon – Gap – Grenoble – Guadeloupe – Lille (Lezennes)-Limoges – Lorient (Plomeur) – Lyon (Tassin La Demi Lune) – Marseille – Montpellier (Mauguio) – Nancy-Nanterre – Nantes (St Herblain) – Nice – Niort – Rennes-Rouen – Strasbourg (Entzheim) – Toulon (La Valette-Du-Var) – Tours (Saint Avertin) – Toulouse (Ramonville-Saint-Agne)
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Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and expertise of more than 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.