If the repair rate in Germany were to be increased by just 2 percentage points, around 5,000 tons of CO2 could be saved, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 860 households. This was just one message from the 10th Allianz Motor Day which focused on various aspects of the topic of sustainability and the role of motor insurance in relation to this.
As last year, the Motor Day was held as a combination of an on-site event at the AZT and an online streaming. In the first part, which was mainly addressed to the audience in Germany, first Frank Sommerfeld (CEO Allianz Versicherungs-AG) presented current developments in the field of electric mobility as well as insurance and services of Allianz for electric vehicles. Next, Dr. Lucie Bakker (Claims Director Allianz-Versicherungs-AG) and Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director AZT) presented approaches for sustainable claims management in motor insurance. The focus was particularly on the topic of "green repair" with the aspects of repair vs. exchange and the usage of used spare parts in repair.
Frank Sommerfeld, Chairman of the Board of Management Allianz Versicherungs-AG, in an exchange with Fero Andersen (moderator)
From left to right: Fero Andersen (moderator), Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director AZT Automotive GmbH), Dr. Lucie Bakker (Claims Director Allianz-Versicherungs-AG), Frank Sommerfeld (Chairman of the Board Allianz Versicherungs-AG)
Siegbert Müller (Carbon GmbH) discusses innovative tools for sheet metal repair with Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (management AZT Automotive GmbH)
Andreas Kreissl (Kwasny GmbH) reports on the sustainable repair of headlights
After a short break, Fero Andersen, the moderator of the event, started the second, international part of the event. Following a key note speech by Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler (Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE), the main topic of the event "Sustainability in Motor Insurance" was discussed in a panel discussion. The discussion was broadcast across Europe and was held in English.
Key note speech by Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE
From left to right: Dr. Thomas Becker (Head of Sustainability Mobility at BMW AG), Donna Stewart (Head of Global Claims at Allianz SE), Hugh Kenyon (Pricing Direktor at LV in GB), Sander Knip (Country Cluster Manager UK, Ireland and Benelux at Akzo Nobel/Acoat Selected), Laurent Floquet (CEO Mobility & Assistance at Allianz Partners), Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (General Manager AZT Automotive GmbH), Fero Andersen (Moderator)
The panel discussion was followed by the opening of the exhibition in the outdoor area of the AZT, where the guests had the opportunity to inform themselves about various topics. A special thanks goes to our exhibitors who contributed significantly to the fact that the topics of the Motor Day could be experienced on site.
Exhibition on green repair at Allianz Motor Day
Exhibitors at the 10th Allianz Motor Day
As part of the event, Allianz published its positions on the various topics, which are summarized below:
Save up to 99 percent CO2!
Allianz calls for green repairs
In the course of the Motor Day, the AZT also dealt with the topic of repair vs. replacement in practice. The result can be seen in the following short video.
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