MorE than 50 yEars Of InnOvaTIOn and gROwTh
FrOm A pIONEErINg cONcEpT TO A succEss- Ful BusINEss mODEl
Inspired by the luncheon Vouchers introduced in 1954 in the united Kingdom, Jacques Borel brings the Ticket restaurant® meal voucher to the French market in 1962. In 1967, a government decree makes the meal voucher an officially reco- gnized employee benefit. Building on its success, the concept is exported to other countries beginning in 1976.
FrOm A BrOADEr rANgE OF sOluTIONs TO A sTAND-AlONE BusINEss
In the early 2000s, the pace of growth quickens and innovation is extended to new territories, with the introduction of Incentive & rewards solutions in Europe and Asia and the expansion of Expense management solutions via Ticket car® in latin America. In June 2010, following the demerger of Accor s Hospitality and prepaid services businesses, Accor services becomes Edenred. The new company begins operating on its own, defines its corporate mission project and suc- cessfully lists its shares on the NYsE Euronext paris stock exchange.
FrOm A lOcAl prEsENcE TO glOBAl lEADErsHIp
The Employee benefits business expands into the global marketplace, starting with Europe and then latin A m e ri c a , l e d b y t w o f l a g s hi p programs, Ticket restaurant® and Ticket Alimentación®. A subsidiary of the Accor group since 1983, the Ticket restaurant business turns a new corner and becomes Accor services in 1998.