Success based on Traditions

In the middle of the nineteenth century there was a profound spirit of entrepreneurialism in the Hanseatic cities. Large shipping companies were founded and trading with distant countries began. Since 1858, Lampe & Schwartze have been providing international marine insurance – at first on our own account and at our own risk.

In keeping with Hanseatic tradition, we have developed our business on the values of determination, common sense and care. We have managed the business with a deep understanding of the market and since 1928 have expanded our services into property insurance for trade and industry.

Through the merger of the two partner-managed firms Lampe & Schierenbeck and Buse & Schwartze in 1998, we were able to significantly improve our market position. Nowadays, Lampe & Schwartze KG is one of the largest insurance providers in Germany and unlike many others, medium-sized and privately owned and managed.