C. Lewis & Company

Textile


Location: Vara, Sweden


Scope of Engagement:

  • Fire damage to sorting hall of a major European textile company which owned, washed and processed linens and towels for  large hotels and restaurants;
  • Measurement of business interruption loss and increased costs of working.
Quantum:
  • In excess of US$3,000,000
Unique Aspects of Engagement:
  • Identified and quantified increased costs of working resulting from the insured’s washing of linens and towels at alternate facilities;
  • Identified and measured rent saved as a result of the insured’s renegotiation of terms post-incident;
  • Quantified the effects of the insured’s failure to meet obligations under long term sales contracts as a result of the incident.

Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad


Scope of Engagement:
  • Fire damage to the manufacturing facility of the largest supplier of career apparel in the Eastern Caribbean;
  • Measurement of business interruption loss, extra expense and stock loss.
Quantum:
  • In excess of US$500,000
Unique Aspects of Engagement:
  • Physically counted stocks lost in the fire including fabric rolls, shell designs, threads and accessories;
  • Calculated gross profit percentage based on actual sampled invoices from similar items sold during the 3 months prior to loss;
  • Determined the physical location of work-in-process inventory at the time of the fire based on physical observation and analysis of the automated inventory system reports.