Refurbed and TELUS International received global recognition at the prestigious Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service 2022

13 April 2022


For their successful cooperation, the green tech scale-up refurbed and Outsourcing Partner TELUS International have been recognized at the 16th Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service. In the „Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year“ category they are the only European winners.

Since August 2020 it is the business partners´ common mission to offer the best customer journey to refurbed customers. TELUS International has successfully followed the entire path of upscaling and expansion into new business models, such as refurbed PLUS or refurbed fashion. The focus is always on customer satisfaction. A team of almost 40 service professionals processes inquiries via hotlines, chat, and email, as well as taking care of back office activities- in three languages ​​for Germany, Austria, Italy and Poland.

“What makes our cooperation special is an outstanding team with a keen sense for the requirements and wishes of the customers. Together we invest time to find out what users like. At the same time, we ensure that we offer them the best experience, the best quality and the best service in their customer journey. This is what makes refurbed different and what sets the cooperation with TELUS International apart. I am very happy about this mutual Award and want to congratulate the whole team", says Kilian Kaminski, co-founder and CEO of refurbed.

Refurbed was founded in Vienna, Austria in 2017. The online marketplace for completely refurbished electronic devices pursues a 100% sustainable and scalable business model - with the potential to fundamentally change consumer behaviour. Due to the company's successful growth, refurbed was looking for a reliable outsourcing partner with the right mind-set to cover the increasing number of inquiries with high quality - and found TELUS International. With the support of its partner, refurbed will continue to actively contribute to conserving the world's resources for the next generations.

Winners of the 16th Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service will be officially recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on May 11, 2022.

About refurbed:

Refurbed is the fastest growing online marketplace for refurbished products in the entire DACH region. Founded in 2017 by Peter Windischhofer, Kilian Kaminski and Jürgen Riedl in Vienna, refurbed now employs more than 200 people. The platform offers completely refurbished electronic devices up to 40% cheaper. Refurbishment emits 70% less CO2 than the production of a new device. For every product sold, a tree is also planted. Refurbed is therefore CO2-negative, because the green-tech start-up offsets more CO2 than is caused by the refurbishment. All refurbed products are therefore 100% more sustainable than new appliances. The marketplace now offers more than 11,000 products - from smartphones, laptops, TVs and tablets. Currently refurbed is active in 13 countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France and Sweden. Further information:   


About TELUS International:

TELUS International (NYSE and TSX: TIXT) designs, builds and delivers next-generation digital solutions to enhance the customer experience (CX) for global and disruptive brands. The company’s services support the full lifecycle of its clients’ digital transformation journeys and enable them to more quickly embrace next-generation digital technologies to deliver better business outcomes. Fueling all stages of company growth, TELUS International partners with brands across high growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media, eCommerce and fintech, healthcare, and travel and hospitality. Learn more at:


About the Stevies®:

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals.  The Stevie Awards organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®. More information on: