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FMCG industry needs Fast Moving Translation

Web-Translations is celebrating a successful start to their final quarter after securing additional work from the FMCG industry.  Twinings, Cadbury-Schweppes, Tate & Lyle and Purina (a division of Nestlé) are among returning customers with a frequent need for professional translation services.

The FMCG industry is fast-paced and the speed at which Web-Translations can return a high-quality translation is absolutely critical.  This is the key reason for choosing Web-Translations.  Within 15 minutes of being confirmed, the project is initiated by a project manager.  In the case of Cadbury-Schweppes this meant the careful coordination of 62 translators to cover 31 languages! Separate translators are used for proof-reading.

Cadbury-Schweppes and Purina chose Web-Translations after reading about the success story with Timberland, another major consumer brand among the growing portfolio of customers.

As the translation memory grows, Web-Translations is fast becoming the preferred supplier of translations services, as previously translated content can be used to discount future work.  Highly repetitive translation is substantially discounted and after the clients assist with building a glossary of terms the consistency is applied automatically.

Web-Translations has an excellent reputation for the quality of translation, being positioned in the two fifths of the industry focused on translation ‘for publication’, its clients can be sure that they are receiving a different service to translation ‘for information’ which is three fifths of the translation industry.

Web-Translations partners with Chapter Eight

Web-Translations are pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership with Leeds based development company Chapter Eight. Chapter Eight specialise in web development, Search Engine optimization, web design and online promotion for clients working in a wide range of business areas.

With Chapter Eight’s latest Content Management technology development and Web-Translations’ language expertise the companies are working together to offer customers greater control of their language asset with the multilingual content management system which is now in place. The partnership enables both companies to offer extra services to clients who are targeting non-English speaking customers and who wish to embrace the global marketplace a multilingual website can access.

The combination of the technical expertise of Chapter Eight with the translation and international e business strategy provided by Web-Translations ensures business and communication can take place swiftly and efficiently with customers no matter what their native language is. For further information please contact Cassandra Oliver at co@web-translations.co.uk or 0113 8150460

Web-Translations forms strategic partnership with Bloom Media

Web-Translations are pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership with Leeds based web development and design company, Bloom Media.

Bloom specialise in web development, Search Engine optimization, web design and online promotion for clients working in a wide range of business areas. Successful application of Search Engine optimization and promotion gets their clients to the top of UK search engines, but for international search engines, Bloom Media calls on Web-Translations to employ their freelance translator teams and ensure clients make headway in international markets.

The partnership enables both companies to offer extra services to clients who are looking to embrace the global marketplace across the internet through the use of multiple language website as a cost effective international development sales plan.

The combination of the technical and design expertise of Bloom Media, the search engine optimization and internet marketing expertise of Jump Higher with the translation and implementation services of Web Translations enable UK companies to set up virtual offices across the globe! With email translations, online promotion and search engine identification available clients will be able to succeed in an increasingly global marketplace addressing potential non-English speaking customers in their own language and increasing business opportunities for sales in foreign markets.

Web-Translations become localisation company for Polar Instruments

Web-Translations are pleased to announce that they are now working with Guernsey based company Polar Instruments, producers of testing equipment for printed circuit boards.

With an existing customer base in Asia, Polar Instruments wanted to improve their existing Asian websites in line with their English site, in order to keep Asian Pacific customers up to date with product developments from a constantly changing product base. With a customer base, and customer support available in 7 local languages, their website is a key marketing and sales tool, and Web-Translations are extremely happy to be working with Polar Instruments on the translation and search engine submission of their website to international search engines.

As well as website localization Web-Translations are working with Polar Instruments to localize software applications used by the company and its clients across the Asia Pacific region. Downloads of programs used by both Polar Instruments and its clients will soon be available in Asian languages.

The Future is Bright for Web-Translations

The future is certainly proving to be bright for Web-Translations.  After an award-winning 2003 we decided to give our best effort when entering the National Business Awards and are now finalists in the national final for the Best Use of Technology.

We won a number of awards in 2003 which recognised our innovation and success in delivering a product to help UK companies trade successfully abroad by translating and adapting their websites to make them suitable for non-English speaking visitors.

After giving a presentation to judges from all over the country the Web-Translations team are now through to the finals of the award with the North East Dinner to be held in Manchester in July.

Commenting on our success so far Daniel Rajkumar, Managing Director said, “We are delighted to have been nominated for such a prestigious award, especially as there are so many well established national companies involved.  We are enjoying a successful 2005 and our recent promotions in Athens are demonstrating our desire to be as international as our clients.”

Web-Translations Shows Spark of an Idea

Web Translations wins another prize!

Daniel Rajkumar, Managing Director and Catherine McTeigue, Business Development Manager, have scooped a prize in the University of Leeds category of the Joint Leeds Universities Business Concept Competition run by Spark, Yorkshire Forward and Business Start-UP @ Leeds Met.

Web-Translations Limited began as a small business when Daniel Rajkumar attended Leeds University with support from Spark, based in Leeds.  The recognition of innovative ideas were reflected in judges’ comments that they were impressed with the concept of translating websites to appeal to non-English speaking customers.

Our presentation showed that we can translate documents and websites to and from any language using highly tested freelance translators from all over the world. Businesses everywhere can use their services to demonstrate that their non-English speaking customers are as important as those that speak our mother tongue.

Commenting on our success Daniel said, “Taking part in this competition has demonstrated that students at university in Leeds have a number of fantastic ideas that can help contribute to the region’s continued growth and development. For Web-Translations, winning this award has underlined further our belief that there is enormous potential for companies to communicate with their international customers in their language”.

Web-Translations Wins Two Language Awards!

Web-Translations scooped two awards in recognition of their contribution towards helping businesses overcome linguistic and cultural barriers that restrict global trade.

Winning the regional award for best use of the National Language Standards, a process that ensures a high-quality service for each project. Along with the Merit Award in the New Technologies for Language.

Developing the Strategic Approach to Localization (SAL), the perfect service for small to medium sized businesses looking to go global, has been one of the turning points. The service allows businesses to profit from the Internet’s growing popularity and accessibility to non-English users throughout the world. By creating mini websites to test foreign markets, businesses can find out where their sales potential abroad really is. After an initial test period, the performance can be analysed to recommend the best performing foreign markets, committing to the best market will ensure that businesses get the most profitable return on their investment.

Business Development Manager, Catherine McTeigue said, ”We are thrilled to receive an award that not only recognises Yorkshire’s businesses’ efforts in raising the importance of languages for trade and industry, but that also underlines the importance of promoting languages for all. In the New Year we are looking to build on this success and further develop our products for an increasingly global society.”

Web-Translations wins another Broadband Britain Challenge!

Following successful growth in recent months, Web-Translations has sought to recruit a new project manager to replace Ed Brewster. Ed has decided to travel the world before taking up Environmental Studies at Imperial College London. – We wish him a world of luck.

Keith Cheung, born in Hong Kong and holder of a masters degree in Chinese Translation, has joined the team. “Keith has excellent qualifications and is a hard worker,” says his manager, Daniel Rajkumar.

For Keith, joining a small business means that “my contributions can make a real difference. I am keen to help develop Web-Translations, and keen to put my qualifications into practice, because this business has real potential.”

News Update – Friday, 1st August 2003

Keith has played a key role on our localization project for American Softwoods, successfully coordinating a team of translators and proofreaders.

Web-Translations wins Broadband Britain Challenge!

We received an award – our first ever, and hopefully not the last!

For recognition of outstanding innovation in using ADSL Broadband, Web-Translations has won the Area Final of the Broadband Britain Challenge. Hosted at Elland Rd, the event was a glamorous occasion with plenty of champagne and caviar as well as entertainers of all kinds.

The trophy was voluminous: Daniel Rajkumar was immortalised in polystyrene! A sculptor took measurements and created a life-size 6ft model, which now stands proudly in the corner of our office. “I had no idea we would win, there were some great entries,  when I found out what the prize was I was gob-smacked!” says Daniel.

We are proud to be attending the grand final in London on September 12th. Who knows? We may even win again!

Web-Translations Launches SAL™ – The Strategic Approach to Localisation

Web-Translations’ clients not only request professional translation and localization services, but consultancy to determine their future presence in foreign markets.  Committing resources to multiple markets is a decision one must not make without considering all risks. Web-Translations has developed a Strategic Approach to localization that allows customers to test foreign markets with micro sites.

Only after gathering intelligent information will the client need to make a decision .  This approach reduces the risk factor and allows management to calculate a realistic return on investment.

So far, this service is proving to deliver a win-win scenario to Web-Translations and customers alike.

This step-by-step approach gives Web-Translations a competitive edge. “While many other agencies are mostly doing translation for information, 80% of the material we translate is for publication. We are rapidly developing a strong reputation for excellent quality,” says Daniel Rajkumar, MD of Web-Translations Limited.

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