Just a day after it lost its vice president of Asia Pacific, electric truck start up, SEA Electric, has announced it has added the latest partner to its support framework, with a collaboration with Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS), which it says will help ease the transition for fleets to update to sustainable technology.

SEA claims the Zurich brand globally represents quality and integrity, with its risk engineering team of around 800 engineers set to work with SEA Electric customers to enhance their EV switch.

ZRS provides specialised insights and tools – above and beyond insurance – to help companies across a wide range of industries manage traditional and evolving risks to become more resilient. Services are provided across a number of domains, including: climate change resilience; supply chain risk; and cyber security.

As well SEA Electric  says it will work to assist Zurich customers in their understanding of the commercial electric vehicle space with customer experience days, plus potential webinars, while Zurich’s risk engineering department will benefit from ongoing training from SEA Electric’s knowledgeable team.

“The Zurich brand is highly respected within the industry, so to be working in combination with them moving forward has significant positive outcomes for both businesses, and, importantly, SEA Electric customers,” said Joe Di Santo, sales director – Australia for SEA Electric.

“The offering Zurich brings to the partnership truly has the potential to complement, enhance and complete the purchase of SEA Electric vehicles.

“Transitioning to electric, is a big commitment, our customers look to and rely on SEA Electric for guidance around the implementation of best practice strategy when it comes to the circular economy of commercial electric vehicles. We take seriously, our responsibility of connecting our customers with reputable and proven organisations such as Zurich, as we lead the country in the shift to sustainable transport.

“Zurich’s risk assessment service will assist customers in understanding and identifying the many considerations, both short and long term, that come with such a purchase, ensuring they are properly prepared and set-up to scale as needed.

“Ultimately with Zurich, we will be able to share learnings and enhance each other’s product offerings.”

For Zurich, the partnership confirms the commitment of the business in working with customers to achieve sustainability.

Mervyn Rea, head of ZRS Australia and New Zealand said the company is delighted that Zurich’s leading risk and resilience capability is supporting commercial EV uptake in Australia.

“:Zurich and SEA Electric share a common commitment to improving the sustainability and resilience of our customers and community and this agreement presents an important opportunity to further this,” said Rea.