07/19/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // Emma Ward and Chris Lewis
Employee benefits company Edenred has strengthened its international market with acquisitions of some of the biggest food voucher issuers in Japan and Latin America, ensuring its success for the future.
Edenred’s acquisition of Barclay Vouchers has given the company access to the Japanese market, which will be the 39th country in which Edenred has a foothold. Japan has a record for excellent growth potential and its economy is swiftly expanding.
Barclays Vouchers is the only meal voucher issuer in the Japanese market, which will give Edenred direct access to a huge network of affiliates – 30,000 at the last count. The company also employs over 63 million employees, allowing Edenred to take immediate action in building up a name for itself in this part of the world.
Laurent Pellet, Chief Operating Officer of Edenred Asia-Pacific, said: “With this transaction, Edenred has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which is a strategic growth territory, especially in terms of geographic development.”
According to Melantonio Filho, Edenred Brazil’s Chief Operating Office, Brazil is the company’s largest market and it has recently strengthened its presence there with the acquisition of Comprocard. This prepaid service voucher company has an estimated 4,000 clients and is the biggest contender in Espirito Santo, which is located in South-eastern Brazil.
Melantonio Filho said: “The purpose of the acquisition is to consolidate our leadership position and increase our presence in a region where the economy is booming.”
Edenred has reported expenditure of €28 million for Barclay Vouchers and €24 million for Comprocard, and with many opportunities for continued growth in the future the company is sure to see much success as a result of its recent acquisitions.
Edenred is the world leader in employee benefits, including the Ticket Restaurant meal voucher, Ticket Alimentación, Ticket CESU and Childcare Vouchers, as well as expense management services Ticket Car, Ticket Clean Way and Ticket Frete. Edenred also offers incentive and rewards programs to businesses, such as Ticket Compliments and Ticket Kadéos.
Edenred is the world leader in prepaid corporate services, designing and delivering solutions that make employees’ lives easier and improving the efficiency of organisations.
By ensuring that allocated funds are used specifically as intended, these solutions enable companies to more effectively manage their:
Luncheon Vouchers®, Childcare Vouchers®, Cycle2Work, Flexible Benefits, Employee Savings, Total Reward Statements, MyWorkOffers®
Premium Card, Eyecare Vouchers®, Clean Way® Vouchers
Incentives, Rewards & Motivation
Compliments Select, Compliments® Card, Compliments® Experiences, Incentive Award Card, Capital Bonds®, Single Store Vouchers, Travel Clubs, Webcentiv, Employee Discount Schemes
A comprehensive range of solutions to help organisations engage and motivate their staff
The Group also supports public institutions in managing their social programs and is attending the Employee Benefits live event in September.
Listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange, Edenred operates in 38 countries, with some 6,000 employees, nearly 580,000 companies and public sector customers, 1.3 million affiliated merchants and 36.2 million beneficiaries. In 2011, total issue volume amounted to €15.2 billion, of which 58% was generated in emerging markets.
All tradenames of Edenred products and services are registered trademarks of Edenred SA.
For further press information, including images and interview opportunities, contact:
Emma Ward and Chris Lewis
Edenred UK Press Office
Tel: 020 7736 4022
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
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