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Insurance for manufacturers

Help keep your manufacturing business running smoothly with comprehensive risk solutions arranged by Marsh.  

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The manufacturing industry is full of unique and challenging risks.

In New Zealand there are seven subsections of the manufacturing industry – each with its own unique risks. Some of these risks include: 

  • Food and beverage: EPS fire issues, export delays and product contamination.
  • Wood and paper: Combustible wood dust explosions, equipment breakdown and fire.
  • Machinery and equipment: Manual handling, work safety issues and machinery breakdown.
  • Chemicals and refining: Hazardous chemicals, fires and explosions, and environmental accidents
  • Plastics and rubber: Product recalls, production issues and maintenance for one-of-a-kind machinery
  • Metals: Employee fraud, shutdowns and maintenance 
  • Other: Workplace safety regulations, cyber vulnerability and supply chain delays

The industry at large also faces a variety of challenges such as labour costs, an inability to attract labour and increased transport costs. 

To discuss the risks unique to your manufacturing company, reach out to a Marsh representative today.

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Cover we can arrange

Business asset insurance

Help protect your valuable assets including business contents, stock and premises from  theft or damage.

Public and product liability insurance

Protect your business against third-party accidents and costly legal fees. Let us arrange the right cover for your needs.

Management liability insurance

Covers your business and executive management team for damages arising from mistakes or errors they make in a professional capacity.

Professional indemnity insurance

Helps protect you against allegations of errors or omissions, breach of duty, or negligence. It can even cover legal expenses and financial losses incurred by your clients.

Product recall and contamination insurance

A recall can cause serious damage to your company’s reputation – and to your bottom line. Protect your business with comprehensive recall cover.

Machinery breakdown insurance

Your machinery keeps your business running. So whether you need repairs or a full replacement, it pays to have the right cover. 

Goods in transit & marine cargo insurance

Cover your cargo, bolster your business. Help maintain your forward momentum with and help protect your precious goods and cargo.

Trade credit insurance

Sometimes customers can’t or won’t pay for your goods or services. Help protect your bottom line with trade credit insurance.  

Key person insurance

Your people are your greatest assets. Help protect your business from the loss of a critical team member such as a director, business partner or key talent.

Additional cover we can arrange

Product and services

Business interruption insurance

A storm, cyber attack or machinery breakdown can grind your business to a halt. Arrange business interruption cover to keep things moving.

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Product and services

Business vehicle cover

Need to travel from one job to another to keep your business running? Marsh can arrange business vehicle cover tailored to your needs.

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Product and services

Business insurance

Need a range of covers to suit your business needs? Explore Marsh’s business bundles for glass, theft, contents cover and more.

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Why Marsh?

Why should you choose Marsh to arrange your insurance solutions?

Trusted by New Zealand associations

We are proud to be the endorsed insurance broker for a range of New Zealand industry groups and member associations, developing insurance solutions that help meet the risk and insurance needs of businesses across a variety of industries.

Local expertise

Our New Zealand-wide network of brokers have spent years at the forefront, supporting business owners manage their unique risks in a fast-changing market. Our brokers keep ahead of the latest market insights, both local and global, and break down complex terminology

Claims support

Handling an insurance claim can quickly become overwhelming, not least when your time is stretched to the limit keeping your business going in the backdrop. We help take the load off and manage, negotiate and settle claims with insurers on your behalf.

Tailored cover options

As part of our comprehensive risk management program, a Marsh representative assesses each company individually. They will capture and understand your unique risk needs to find the right cover for your business, and give you more confidence.

Across industry changes

Our Marsh representatives always make sure to stay up-to-date with any changes in the manufacturing industry, giving you peace of mind of knowing that no new regulation, risk trend or data capability will be lost in translation.  

Preferred industry broker

Our experts have been arranging cover for the manufacturing sector for more than 20 years – and are now servicing 700+ manufacturing clients. Having earned the trust of so many, you can be sure we understand what your industry needs.  

Why use a broker?

Choosing business insurance means navigating through products, coverage and policy terminology – with a sales pitch as your only guide. An experienced broker will spot your unique set of risks, match you to the right choice, and advocate for you on price.

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Frequently asked questions

When you collaborate with experts in risk management, you can significantly reduce your exposure to such hazards.

By implementing quality risk management programs, you’ll learn how to spot risk exposures and create strategies to minimise them,as well as use these risks to strengthen your processes and, ultimately, your business.

To find out more, simply contact a Marsh specialist representative today.  

It’s not mandatory for New Zealand manufacturers to get public liability insurance. However, it’s wise to consider it. 

Need to chat about the risk exposures your manufacturing business faces? Call a Marsh risk management expert.   

Every manufacturing business is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all cover option. 

Business insurance policies are also varied – and can be added to any existing policy if needed. 

The best way to ensure your business is covered for all your unique risks and needs is to contact a specialist Marsh representative.  

Each manufacturing business will have its own unique challenges and risk exposures. But there are industry trends that will affect every company in the sector. 

Currently, these trends are: 

  • Sustainability and climate: New data and placement requirements 

  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG): Strict adherence to new regulations 

  • Globalisation: Continuing supply chain challenges.

  • Technology: Increasing prevalence of cyber attacks

To learn more about how these industry trends affect your business specifically, reach out to a Marsh representative today.  

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Marsh Ltd (NZBN 9429040918792)(“Marsh”) arranges insurance and is not an insurer. This webpage contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire the product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or product disclosure statements available from Marsh on request.