Zürich ? the global insurer - is an insurance-based financial services provider, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The core of our business is General Insurance and Life Insurance. Founded in 1872, Zürich now has a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. 55,000 employees serve over 35 million customers in more than 120 countries, and most of Fortune?s Global 100 are among the clients. From our early days, they have been looking forward and outward, being the first insurer in Switzerland to offer global insurance programs, and in 1912 becoming the first European insurer in the United States. Over the years, Zürich has spread its reach throughout the globe. Zürich operates in a significant scale, writing USD 49.3 billion in gross written premiums and policy fees worldwide in 2004 and managing USD 191.1 billion of Group Investments in 2004. Zürich starts operations in Brazil in 1984 through a representative, starting a path of acquisitions that ends in 2000 with the consolidation of Zurich Brasil Seguros S. A. and in 2005 celebrated its 20 year presence in the Brazilian market.
The company decided to change location in Rio de Janeiro and move to a new building downtown. This is the largest branch office in Brazil. We developed a project within the corporate standards, preserving colors, furniture and identity. We also did the project management and relocation logistics. The project was developed in São Paulo and partially carried out employing local suppliers. The project area was of 200 square meters. This new office was totally developed and then the existing furniture and servers were moved in the last weekend to the new location. Afterwards the old office was returned into its original state.