Surveyors since 1913

For over 110 years, the Battermann + Tillery Group has been a reliable partner for global insurance markets as well as for the industrial and transportation sectors.

Throughout Germany and across the globe

Battermann & Tillery operates 20 branch offices in Germany. For surveys abroad, our international affiliate, Battermann & Tillery Global Marine, is able to make use of our subsidiaries and our own internationally operating network. We are represented at over 1,422 locations worldwide.

A strong and effective partner

We provide neutral and objective assessments of transport and cargo damage of all kinds, mainly on behalf of insurance companies, brokers, underwriting agents, logistics companies and carriers, as well as on behalf of commerce and industry and the courts. In addition to assessing damage, we are also specialised in loss prevention.


Our surveyors primarily are engineers with backgrounds in transportation, mechanical engineering and nautical science. Other experts in our team include lawyers, forwarding specialists, graduates of business administration and cargo insurance specialists. In addition, several of our surveyors are publicly appointed and registered with the respective Chambers of Commerce.

Our core business areas are:


Cargo damage surveys of all kinds


Nautical surveys in the areas of ocean transportation, hull and loading operations of project cargo

Technical Surveys

Damage sustained by machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, railway vehicles, aircraft; also covering the sector of technical insurance

Loss Prevention

Cargo securing inspections, load and discharge surveys, packaging consulting and warehouse risk-analyses

International Service

Global survey services via our approved international network of surveyors with reports issued at the Bremen head office

1,422 locations worldwide - 20 in Germany - with currently 2,018 surveyors