6 DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
BY YOUR SIDE AT DIFFICULT TIMES
Rocamer began its activity more than sixty years ago, although this brand was not created until 1981. In 1950 Rosendo Mercader started working for Ocaso Insurances, a company that marketed the insurance for deaths in the area at that time and had a portfolio of around 300 policies, as an insurance collector in the area from Sucina to San Pedro del Pinatar along with his eldest son, Rosendo Mercader Torres, who was then ten years old.
They were responsible for collecting insurance premiums from the clients of this insurance company and delivering the money to their headquarters in Cartagena in exchange for a small commission of 6% on the amount of the receipts they collected.
During the first fourteen years as collectors of Ocaso Insurances, Rosendo father and son, they did a good job, multiplying by two the insurance portfolio they were collecting in the area thanks to their good reputation in the aforementioned localities and, above all, thanks to their quality as tireless salesmen. It should also be noted that they were not only dedicated to this task, the merchants also worked in the fields and also worked as butchers.
However, in 1965, Rosendo Mercader father died and Rosendo Mercader Jr. became, for the first time, the head of what Rocamer Insurances will be in the future. After his father's death, he gave up the extra work he did to devote himself entirely to the marketing of death insurance.
In 1982, one year after founding Rocamer as a company, Rosendo Mercader concluded its collaboration with Ocaso Insurances as a debt collector and joined Preventiva as an exclusive agent for the area in which he works, taking with him all the policies he owned from Ocaso to Preventiva. This was one of the main turning points in Rocamer's life insurance.
On the other hand, it is now the company in charge of claims, discharges, cancellations, modifications, etc. This way we can improve the service and customer service and open an office dedicated to these tasks. This collaboration lasted more than 30 years, during which time Rocamer experienced significant growth in its client portfolio, reaching a portfolio of more than 2,700 policies.
Rocamer Insurances currently has sub-agents in San Miguel de Salinas, Guardamar del Segura, Torremendo, El Mirador, San Javier, Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco and also has insurance offices in Torrevieja, Pilar de la Horadada and San Pedro del Pinatar.
The management continually tries to incorporate new collaborators into the company, trying to expand Rocamer Insurances borders and its market share.
Acquisition of European Association Insurance Company
In 2004 Rocamer Insurances acquired, together with eight other partners, all the shares of the European Association Insurance Company. This insurance company, founded in 1954 in Madrid, was in decline, had lost virtually all of its customers and its owners did not want to continue working in the insurance sector.
As a result, Rocamer Insurances now controls just over 11% of this insurance company. This change was the biggest turning point in the company's history, after transferring its entire portfolio of policyholders to this company Rocamer had the income from the commission it received for its insurance portfolio and owned 11% of the profits generated by the insurance company.