TharpeRobbins is partnering with Accor Services to extend its global business by offering in-country reward sourcing in more than 40 countries on six continents. TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the employee reward and recognition industry, is the first managed recognition and reward provider to affiliate with Accor Services internationally.
With 32 million users and 1.2 million service providers worldwide, Accor Services (accorservices.com) is a business-to-business voucher and gift card provider for employee benefits, rewards and incentives. The company specializes in adhering to welfare and tax legislation in each country.
“This new partnership offers the most comprehensive international distribution strategy by an employee rewards service provider,” says Anthony Luciano, senior vice president of sales and marketing for TharpeRobbins. “Our clients will save on shipping, eliminate import duties, minimize taxes and have a greater variety of local reward choices because they can be personalized to countries in every corner of the world.”
TharpeRobbins (tharperobbins.com) ships millions of dollars worth of product internationally to more than 100 clients that are either U.S.-based with overseas facilities or are foreign companies. Employees around the globe will now be able to redeem awards and points for gift certificates to exclusive hotels, retail stores, restaurants and events. For example, in France, Accor Services has more than 200 retail partners.
The privately held TharpeRobbins was created through the February 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981. Customized employee reward and recognition programs include products ranging from personalized jewelry to fine art, electronics, sports equipment and outdoor merchandise. The company also offers employee rewards through local national and international services, entertainment and recreation.
The company headquarters are located on a 25-acre campus in Statesville, N.C. and include an extensive showroom and state-of-the-art distribution facility. The Attleboro, Mass., operations include creative services, software development and jewelry manufacturing. The company is ISO certified.