ZURICH acquires BRIGHT BOX to strengthen capabilities in connected cars

ZURICH Insurance Group has acquired 100% of the shares of BRIGHT BOX HK Ltd to strengthen its expertise in connected cars, the Swiss insurer announcend in a statement.

"ZURICH's strategy is focused on providing simple and innovative propositions through products and services centered on customer needs. BRIGHT BOX will contribute by further expanding ZURICH's focus on mobility through tailored services, enhanced by digital interactions with car drivers and closer collaboration with car dealers and OEMs", ZURICH Insurance said.

BRIGHT BOX was founded in 2012, is headquartered in Hong Kong, has operations in Europe and conducts business globally.

It provides telematics solutions that link drivers to their vehicles, and the vehicles to networks of car dealers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

"We are excited by the potential that BRIGHT BOX brings to further strengthen our offerings to car drivers and the companies that support their needs. By enhancing our capabilities in data insights and analysis, we will be able to provide our customers more tailored and convenient solutions, which is in line with our strategy", said Giovanni GIULIANI, Group Chief Strategy, Innovation and Business Development Officer, ZURICH Insurance.

"We are very excited to be part of Zurich with its strong international brand and ability to lead the way in the fast-changing environment of automotive insurance", says Ken BELOTSKY, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of BRIGHT BOX.

BRIGHT BOX already has business relationships with leading global OEMs and hundreds of dealerships worldwide, providing the entire stack of connected car technology like cloud IT platform, mobile and web apps, hardware, as well as the connectivity between them, explained ZURICH in a statement.

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