Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA), a US-based loss adjuster, has set up its new office in Belgium, as part of plans to expand its property and casualty offering in Europe.

The new office will operate under the supervision of the new directors including Ludwig Pauwels and Yves Thaens who have joined the team.

Both the directors will report to Andy Rice, managing director of property, casualty, technical and special risks for the UK, Europe and Singapore.

The duo has more than 20 years of industry experience and regional knowledge in complex and commercial claims.

Rice said: “Expansion into Belgium further enhances CTA’s presence in Europe, with existing offices in France, Greece and Italy.

“Local presence is very important to develop closer relationships with our existing and new clients, many of whom will be working closely with our colleagues around the world. We’re very pleased to welcome Ludwig and Yves to the team.”

CTA operates as a part of Charles Taylor’s Claims Services business which offers loss adjusting, end-to-end claims programme management and technical services.

The company employs approximately 2,000 claims specialists based in more than 100 locations in 30 countries.