Arc, the world’s leading tableware manufacturer, has selected CrossKnowledge, the leading digital learning services provider, to support the group in creating its corporate university. The initiative is part of Arc’s global transformation program.
At the end of 2015, following a competition, Arc selected CrossKnowledge to support this strategic project. From the start, the approach focused not only on content and technology but also on advice on how to build Arc University in organizational and educational terms. A true spirit of productive dialogue and collaboration developed between the two teams as they gave structure to the project to ensure its success.
Tom Reed, Arc’s Group VP Human Resources said:
“We are pleased to be partnering with CrossKnowledge in this project, which involves maximizing the talent of our employees by aligning it with the company initiatives, values and strategies. Our transformation can only happen if we have a more structured and focused learning approach. This is what our corporate university sets out to achieve.”
Arc employs 10,160 people worldwide, including 5,260 in France. The Group, whose head office is located in Arques, in the French Pas-de-Calais region, achieved gross sales of €849 million in 2015. Armed with its know-how in glassware, it developed globally and currently markets its complete tableware ranges to more than 160 countries. The Group covers the Consumer Goods and Food Service markets through a portfolio of brands – Luminarc®, Arcoroc®, Arcopal®, Cristal d’Arques® Paris, Chef & Sommelier®. For over 40 years, the Group has also been serving professional customers – industrial groups, wholesalers, manufacturers of semi-finished and finished products, service providers – with a wide range of tailor-made solutions to meet their specific needs (industry, advertising, premiums, loyalty).
Arc is present in five continents with its production sites (France, United States, China, United Arab Emirates, Russia), distribution subsidiaries (United States, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, South Africa) and sales offices.
The Group has adopted a strategy of sustainable development in order to balance economic requirements, social responsibility and respect for the environment, and joined the U.N.’s Global Compact in 2003.
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