SURCO was established as a joint effort between important Uruguayan cooperatives, supported and advised by prestigious insurance cooperatives in America and Europe. It had its beginnings in life insurance and officially began operating on 9 September 1992. SURCO inherited from its founders a commitment to the national market, shaped by more than 50 years of work and service for Uruguayans. Today SURCO insures more than 250,000 Uruguayans in various lines of insurance, offering a wide variety of high quality products and services.