1920

1920 - WARTA Reinsurance Company founded in Poznań


1921 – entering the company into the Commercial Register in Poznań. WARTA becomes the only national reinsurer


In the picture: Members of Management Board of National Fire and Life Insurance in Poznań

'30

1931 - Head office moves from Poznań to Warsaw


In the picture: Insurance Policy from the twenties


'40

1944 – suspending business activity due to losses suffered during the war.


1946 Business resumes after the war and occupation



1947 State Treasury acquires 60% of stock


In the picture: Diploma for WARTA from the Ministry of Military Affairs in acknowledgement of financial support for "National Defence Fund"


'50

In the fifties WARTA renewes many contracts and establish numerous numerous contacts – especially with insurance companies from western Europe countries, WARTA starts cooperation with companies from non-European countries.


1959 – PZU Marine Insurance Inspectorate in Gdynia transforms into first branch of WARTA in Gdynia.


In the picture: WARTA's head office at Nowy Świat Street in Warsaw in the fifties

'60

In the sixties WARTA branches in Warsaw, Łódź and Szczecin are established.


WARTA starts direct insurance activity. It offers and serves insurance related to marine and aviation services and foreign currency liabilities.


The company is rebranded into WARTA Insurance and Reinsurance Company.


In the picture: Reinsurance document concerning transport of Wawel Royal Castle treasure from Quebec Canada to Crakow (1961)

'70

In the seventies WARTA has a network of foreign agents, representatives and average adjusters in over 17 countries and develops its branches in London and New York.


WARTA expands its offer adding to it travel insurance for polish citizens in the country and abroad. It also offers OC (MTPL), AC (Accident and theft) and NNW (Consequences of car accidents) insurance for clients traveling to European countries.


In the picture: Shareholders meeting – year 1970

'80

1983 – first ownership changes – until 1983 State Treasury was the only owner of WARTA, Since 1983 WARTA had already several shareholders: State Treasury (majority shareholder), Polish Ocean Lines, Polsteam, Polish Airlines LOT and Pekaes Autotransport.


In the picture: Everyday life in the eighties

'90

1990 – Act on Insurance Activity commences which leads to demonopolization on insurance market in Poland


1993 WARTA changes its ownership structure and again becomes a privately-held insurer


WARTA extends its offer with motor insurance and introduces significant changes in the structure and it expands salesnetwork.


In the picture: An award for "The best insurance company of the decade 1990 – 1999"

1995

1995 - WARTA goes public, becoming Poland's first insurance company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange


WARTA enriches its offer for corporate clients with an insurance for small and medium enterprises.


1995 - WARTA VITA Life Insurance Company is established


In the picture: Diploma of Warsaw Stock Exchange

2000

2000 - Belgian Group KBC acquires 40% of stock, becoming one of two main shareholders alongside Kulczyk Holding Group (52.13% of stock)


2003 - KBC Group becomes majority shareholder (51.03% of stock) 2004 - KBC Group's shareholding increases to 75.13% 2006 - KBC Group's shareholding increases to 100%


In the picture: Sponsor of the Polish Olympic Team

2005

WARTA undergoes rebranding together with its strategic partner – Kredyt Bank. New logotypes refer to the logo of the main shareholder which emphasizes belonging to the international KBC Group.


In the picture: WARTA's new logo.

2010

Non-life WARTA celebrates its 90th and Life WARTA celebrates its 15th anniversary.


In the picture: Jubilee logo.

2012

German Talanx Group and Japanese insurer Meiji Yasuda become the main shareholders of WARTA. Together with other companies belonging to Talanx Group in Poland WARTA builds up a strong and the second largest insurance group on the Polish market.


9 October - Warta changes its logo. The new logotype maintains continuity with the brand well-known in Poland since 1920, highly valued and recognizable. The font style refers to Talanx logotype, new shareholder of Warta.


In the picture: Warta new logo.