60 years of expertise

Edenred's expertise, constantly reinvented, has its roots in a rich history already stretching back six decades.


1962 > 1976

Heading for sustainable growth

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 recognized employee benefit. Building on its success, the concept is exported to other countries beginning in 1976.

1976 > 2000

From a local presence to global leadership

The Employee Benefits business expands into the global marketplace, starting with Europe and then Latin America, led by two flagship 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.

2000 > 2010

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 Fleet & Mobility 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 successfully lists its shares on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange.

The origin of the name Edenred is a blend word associating:

2010 > 2016

From a pioneering concept to a successful business model

Edenred is stepping up its transformation by making digital solutions a core pillar of its strategy.
The Group is also continuing to pursue ambitious growth objectives in terms of geographic expansion and its acceleration in Fleet & Mobility solutions.

2016 > 2018

Fast Forward: a fruitful transformation

The Fast Forward strategic plan, aimed at transforming, innovating and rebalancing the Group's activities, placed Edenred on a path of profitable and sustainable growth, as confirmed by the solid financial results reported by the Group throughout the period.

2019 > 2022

Constantly pushing the boundaries

The Next Frontier strategic plan aims to continue the Group's growth momentum, with particular emphasis on commercial excellence, the development of innovative mobile services, passion for customers and social responsibility. Edenred's purpose is formulated: "Enrich connections. For good."



Find out more on Edenred

  • Our expertise

    Thanks to our platform and our technological expertise, we can pre-configure all aspects of a digital transaction – who, where, when and how much – with a high level of granularity. We are also a world leader in earmarked funds, which offer unrivaled traceability, reliability and security.

  • Tech for good

    As a digital leader, Edenred sees innovation as a priority action lever to achieve its purpose, “Enrich connections. For good. "As a digital leader, Edenred sees innovation as a priority action lever to achieve its purpose, “Enrich connections. For good. ".