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History and heritage: Zurich milestones

1872
Zurich timeline 1872

Founded in Switzerland

Zurich starts as a marine reinsurer and quickly expands into accident and other casualty insurance throughout Europe.

1912
Zurich timeline 1912

Crossing the Atlantic

Zurich is licensed to start business in the U.S. Zurich writes its first policy in 1913 from an office at 175 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.

1914
Model T assembly line

In the driver’s seat

Zurich writes its first automobile policy in North America, the same year that U.S. auto production jumps more than 50 percent.

1917
1921
1922
1923
1924
1933
1936
1941
1943
1945
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