The Helvetia Venture Fund is investing in the start-up Alarmplane.de. The young German company has developed an alarm system for the tarpaulins of trucks and semi-trailers that can be retrofitted, allowing for cost-efficient protection of tarpaulins and doors against cargo thefts. The system works very simply: if a thief slits open a truck tarpaulin to see what the truck or semi-trailer is carrying, a loud alarm signal is triggered. The owner can also be provided with details about the incident, including, among other things, geoinformation with respect to the location.
Using the additional capital, Alarmplane.de plans to further expand its marketing and sales activities.
Hauliers benefit from cooperation
"As one of the leading transport insurers in Germany, we know that thefts from trucks and semi-trailers are a source of great annoyance. Alarmplane.de offers effective and affordable protection against such incidents", explains Thomas Lanfermann, Board member for composite insurance and member of the Executive Management of Helvetia Insurance Germany. "We are delighted to have found Helvetia Insurance, a partner that not only is significantly connected to our activities, but that will also support us in our market development endeavours", says Andreas Gießler, founder and CEO of Alarmplane.de. Helvetia customers will thus benefit from special conditions for the alarm-equipped tarpaulin and transport insurance. Customers who install the Alarmplane.de solution will receive a premium discount of up to 50%.
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