Caring for pets and people
The culture of Agria is very important to all of us in the
company and goes right back to the founding values of Claes Virgin
more than 100 years ago. It's not simply about caring for pets in
the best way; it's about securing the vital role which our everyday
relationship with pets plays in making a better society.
Caring for our people
We follow our culture internally too. It embraces the
relationship of our employees to the company and is based on a
continuing dialogue, and a free exchange of information and ideas,
encouraging a genuine sense of empowerment and involvement in
...and their pets too!
We know the beneficial effects of pet ownership and all our
people are encouraged to own a pet, so much so in fact that we
provide the facilities needed for staff to bring their pets to
work. It's one important way to help us understand our pet loving
customers as well as we possibly can.
The importance of partnerships
Agria works in close co-operation with veterinarians and many
different animal groups, including the highly-regarded Swedish
Kennel Club. This investment ensures that our specialist skills and
understanding are kept right up to date.
A very special partnership - with the Kennel Club
We are delighted our high standards and quality of service have
earned us special recognition as the exclusive provider of
insurance services to the Kennel Club. In particular, Kennel Club
Pet Insurance has benefited uniquely from sharing in the
Kennel Club's special understanding of dogs and their insurance
Over 100 years of experience
From its beginnings in agricultural insurance a hundred years
ago and now as part of one of Sweden's largest financial
institutions, Agria has grown to become the leading name in pet
insurance in Scandinavia.
Agria Animal Insurance is a specialist company of the
Länsförsäkrings Alliance which is comprised of 24 regional mutual
insurance companies together with the jointly owned Länsförsäkrings
AB, the hub of the Alliance.
The Alliance is the leading insurance group in Sweden supplying
non-life insurance, life insurance and private banking
The history of the company dates back to 1890 when the first
policy was written by the founder, Claes Virgin, who recognised the
value of an animal insurance company which at that time focused on
livestock and horses.
From the beginning Virgin saw the importance of working closely
with the veterinary profession and with animal owner organisations,
relationships which are still at the heart of the business more
than a century later.
On the strength of its commitment to service and its trusted
specialist expertise the company soon achieved market
Agria has grown steadily over many years into a highly
successful business with a clear vision and belief in its role of
providing a secure future for animal and man, for pets and their
owners, and in so doing advancing the cause of a healthier society
in the company of animals.
Reflecting its agrarian origins and later development, the
business in Sweden is divided into three insurance areas:
- Pets (dogs, cats and small animals)
- Agriculture (livestock and crops)
For further information contact:
Agria Pet Insurance Limited
2b Alton House office Park