The first Capanna company was established in the middle of 19th Century and several other companies succeeded during the long period of time up to present days.
The main activity of these companies had always been connected with Marine matters and, to this regard, in 1937, Capanna was appointed Lloyd’s Agent in Livorno (Leghorn) with a vast district covering initially most of the central-northern part of Italy, which was then enlarged to Sicily and the south-western part of Italy following the appointment as Lloyd’s Agent in Palermo. Recently, Capanna has also been appointed Lloyd’s Agent in Rome and Bari, thus also covering almost all the central-southern part of Italy.
Subsequently, due to the enterprise and initiative of Guglielmo (William) Capanna and his son Giovanni, the activity expanded into other fields of business, and Insurance prevailed in its varied forms. Different sister companies were set up to better meet the Insurance Industry’s demands.
In 2005 Giovanni Capanna was also appointed Average Agent and Surveyor by CESAM, the French Technical Committee through which professional services are provided to major French Marine Insurers and their customers, ship owners, carriers and exporters.
All the Capanna companies expanded under the same corporate name Capanna Group of Companies which lasted for many past years.
In December 2015, Capanna decided to refresh its image by means of a logo which might better identify the present position of the Group in the Market, giving more visibility to the people working for Capanna and it was decided that the new corporate name would be
where Capanna is confirmed to be a long standing name in the Market, underlining that the added values are the People working directly or indirectly for Capanna.
Capanna People corporate name is also intended to describe the wide range of professional claim handling services and tailor-made initiatives that the Group offers to the worldwide Insurance Industry, including but not limited to the promotion of a more integrated relationship between Insurance Placing and Claims Management, where Claims people assist Placing by means of risk assessment and loss prevention activities, detailed analysis on reserves, accurate review of insurance wording, etc.
Capanna People is also active on claims handling for Clients totally and/or partially self-insured, also intended to certify their past claims history for insurance purposes.