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Hartford Steam Boiler Marks its 150th Anniversary

HSB celebrates its history of innovation with a focus on the future

HSB is celebrating our 150th anniversary this month, recalling our history from the age of steam to microelectronics and the Internet of Things.

Loss prevention and invention

Over the years, HSB has been at the forefront of many new technologies, offering products and services that protect businesses and people's homes, help prevent losses and advance energy sustainability. Loss prevention and invention are at the core of HSB's values.

A 150-year-old company with a startup culture

The founders of HSB had the vision to combine accident prevention with insurance and HSB continues to follow that path. Today, HSB is a 150 year-old-company with a startup culture, focused on evolving technologies, loss control and inventing new insurance solutions for the future.

A scientific approach to the exposures of the day

Founded on June 30, 1866, Hartford Steam Boiler took a scientific approach to the exposures of the day, combining engineering, inspection services and insurance to combat the risk of boiler explosions, which occurred frequently and killed and injured thousands of people.

A wide range of specialty insurance coverage

HSB, part of Munich Re, is now one of the world’s largest equipment breakdown insurers and a leading provider of engineering services and specialty insurance for all types of equipment. HSB coverages also include cyber risks, home systems and equipment, and renewable energy and energy efficiency performance.

Watch our anniversary video

Watch our anniversary video to learn more about the founding of HSB and our role in insuring emerging technology trends.

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Hartford Steam Boiler Marks its 150th Anniversary