Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe (AND-E), the European subsidiary of the Asian Insurance giant the MS&AD group, has launched its new group wide intranet. The project started many months before COVID-19 required a completely new ‘work-from-home’ culture, with the objective to provide a single platform for shared resources for the ever-growing group. Therefore, the timing of its launch has proved particularly opportune.
Mike Swanborough, Group CEO, AND-E explained: “The launch of our new intranet portal is a significant milestone for AND-E. As we all adapt to the changes brought about by the global pandemic it could not have been more timely. It will play a key role in keeping our teams connected, being able to capitalise on shared resources, and delivering great customer service for all our clients and partners.”
Michael Kainzbauer, Group COO added: “In line with our guiding principle of Kaizen (constant improvement), the launch of our new group intranet will not only consolidate communications across our many offices in Europe, but with many of our staff continuing to work from home it will also act as a community hub that allows them to share and work as a team despite being physically distanced.
“When we began the project nine months ago, we asked for input from our staff and we will continue to use their thoughts and ideas to develop the platform with new tools and functionality that will streamline our processes to make it even easier for our colleagues to provide the best possible service and support for our customers.”
Developed in partnership with Unily, an award-winning technology company with a leading next generation intranet solution, the new platform has been designed to build community across the AND-E Group, connecting colleagues from all over Europe, including Germany Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and the UK. As such, it will allow greater levels of collaboration between the different offices and support key work processes. Employees will be able to share documents, keep up to date with the latest news from the business, watch videos from other team members, as well as source industry information.
About Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe:
The Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe Group (AND-E) is a group of companies, headed by Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe Limited (ANDEL), who are subsidiaries of the Japanese insurance giant MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., one of Asia’s largest insurance groups. With a principal focus on providing auto-centric insurance and protection products, either directly or on behalf of strategic partners, AND-E offers both retail and corporate products with the approach tailored to best meet local needs. AND-E’s vision is ‘To lead the way in connected mobility protection’.
AND-E has a close working partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, the largest single shareholder of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.. Through its majority shareholding in Toyota Insurance Management SE (TIS), it provides Toyota's insurance expertise across Europe and the same for Lexus under the trading style of Lexus Insurance Management.
AND-E acquired Insure The Box Limited, the largest telematics insurance provider in the UK. Other subsidiaries include the life insurance company, Aioi Nissay Dowa Life Insurance of Europe AG (ANDLIE).
Unily, a global award-winning, top ten next generation employee experience platform and intranet provider founded in 2005, with a leading portfolio of FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 clients including British Airways, McDonald’s, Shell, Mars, L’Oréal and Cathay Pacific, has 3,000,000 users, and is at the forefront of the digital workplace revolution, supplying the world's biggest brands with market-leading intranet software tailored to the needs of the modern workforce.
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