Peter Broekman and Emma Thomas

There is enormous potential for the Australian glasshouse industry according to Peter Broekman, Operational Director of Hagelunie, the leading Dutch specialist glasshouse insurer in Europe.

Achmea has an international team of dedicated insurance specialists who travel to Australia from the Netherlands on a regular basis. This morning CEO Emma Thomas was thrilled to welcome Peter to Achmea in Australia.

As the leading specialist glasshouse insurer, Hagelunie is part of the Achmea Group which insures 85% of the Dutch glasshouse industry.

Together with our team of local Farm Insurance Specialists, Peter will spend the next few weeks travelling across Australia to visit our glasshouse clients and other leaders in the horticulture sector.

We sat down with Peter to talk to him about his visit to Australia.

“There is enormous potential for the glasshouse industry in Australia. Through our dedicated Australian team and international expertise, Achmea is uniquely placed to help the industry grow in Australia,” Emma said.

“Peter is in Australia to collaborate with our local team so that we’re able to act as quickly as possible to help get growers back up and running after an event,” she said.

“We have built up so much glasshouse expertise in the Netherlands and it’s fantastic that we are expanding to countries including Australia so that Australian growers can rely on our knowledge. I look forward to talking with growers to discuss what keeps them awake at night and how we can help protect their continuity,” said Peter.

The full interview with Peter Broekman can be read here.

Through our local knowledge and global experience, Achmea is well-placed to support the Australian glasshouse industry. To find out more about our glasshouse insurance, fill out our form here, email [email protected] or call us on 1800 724 214.