This is a ranking of the top localization companies in 2015 focusing on translation, interpretation, localization and communication services worldwide. By clicking on their name you will reach their website.
1. Lionbridge - reducing complexities
For almost two decades, Lionbridge provided international organizations with cultural, technological and language expertise they need to change how they communicate worldwide. Today, Lionbridge – employing more than 6000 people - is proud to be the world’s #1 globalization company, delivering digital marketing, industry-leading translation and localization, application testing services and global content management to the world’s top brands. The unique Crowd-in-the-Cloud delivery model of the company ensures local market impact and global brand consistency for every project, from outsourcing global website operations to document translation for a single market. Lionbridge, with annual revenues of 560 million USD, as a localization company, remain committed to helping clients succeed across geographies, platforms, and channels with our unmatched experience, ability to scale, and focus on continuous innovation.
2. Transperfect - helping companies on the global marketspace
TransPerfect’s main goal - with 170+ languages worldwide for more than 3,000 global organizations and with annual revenues of more than 500 million USD - is to assist the world's businesses navigate, communicate and become professionally localized on the global marketplace. With decades of hands-on experience, TransPerfect's rigorous quality and consultative approach have made it the industry leader. In keeping with the commitment of meeting the highest standards for quality and client service, TransPerfect has implemented the most severe quality assurance processes in the world. TransPerfect as a localization company is setting the standard for providing the highest quality translation services worldwide continuously.
3. LanguageLine Solutions - empowering relationships
LanguageLine Solutions –with more than 2000 employees - has been enabling empowering relationships and communications by providing language access programs for more than 34 years to help organizations serve their Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities. LanguageLine Solutions remains persistent in this commitment and are dedicated to providing total and complete client satisfaction together with localization. For the clients LanguageLine Solutions offers interpreter testing and training solutions along with interpreting and translation services, which play an increasingly vital role in today’s ever increasing multicultural environment. The company’s full suite of solutions is designed to facilitate localization and understanding at each and every customer, patient, client or constituent touch point throughout the organization of the client.
4. SDL - knowledge-based translation system
SDL International – with more than £266.9m revenue a year - is the world's leading provider of translation, localisation services and technology solutions. Employing over 2700 staff of about 5000 employees worldwide, its comprehensive and integrated offerings include adaptive machine translation, translation memory, a full range of localization services and the worlds’ first knowledge-based translation system, including global content management. With the help of SDL, as a localisation company, customers are able to engage in the moment with multi-channel relevant content in your clients’ language.
5. STAR Group - communication without language barriers
The main aim of the localization company called STAR Group is communication without language barriers, in other words speaking the language of the target markets. In order to ensure the transnational success of products and services it is essential to produce marketing material, websites and user documentation in the local language. This way you increase the value and acceptance level among your existing and potential customers. To compete successfully it is required to have an optimum balance of quality, time and expense. First of all it is essential to create high quality texts, so your message is accurately delivered to the market. Lower costs is also important, so you can focus your resources on the right tasks. And last bit not least, fast delivery times, so the process does not become a show-stopper.
6. RWS Group - professional provider of patent translation services
RWS Group, with annual revenues of £95.2 m, is a professional provider of patent translation services. It has become one of the world's leading IP services and translation with dedicated divisions providing patent filing, localization services, translation, and search to the legal and financial, engineering, telecoms industries, as well as medical, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. RWS Group – employing 615 employees - is a global leader in its’ field, famous for the high calibre of in-house teams of technical experts, translators, searchers and the top-tier quality of service.
7. euroscript International - leading digital and content solutions provider
Euroscript, with annual revenues of 144 million USD, is a leading digital solutions provider offering digital experience global compliance and content solutions. The turnkey solutions of the company is to support core industry processes including language & content management services, consulting, system integration and software technology. With more than 1500 employees and 5000 freelance translators, the company is giving assistance to the customers to achieve process efficiency, reduce time-to-market, increase revenue generation and ensure quality and compliance.
8. Welocalize - localization company enabling business inteligence
Welocalize, with more than 700 employees and annual revenues of 130 million USD, enables business intelligence talent, market leadership, language processing tools and supplies chain and resource models. The way the company achieves success is in the fundamental 4-pillars of global teamwork, quality, innovation and customer services. Welocalize has a broad mix of exceptionally talented and unique resources across multiple disciplines from from engineering to program management, from linguistics to process automation, in order to build and deliver measurable results.
9. Moravia - focusing on terminology management and content development
Moravia with annual revenues of 100,8 million USD is a leading provider of localization, translation and testing services. Localization and Translation Multilingual content, product localization, web localization services and translating multimedia into over 170 languages. The globalization solutions of the company enables companies to enter global markets with high quality localized services and products that meet the functionality and language requirements of customers anywhere in the world. For multilingual project delivery the language professional services with more than 1100 employees worldwide, include terminology management, project management, linguistic quality services, internationalization, and content development.
10. Cyracom - bridge over communication gaps for healthcare organizations
CyraCom with 2000 employees all over the world, bridges communication gaps for healthcare organizations that need rapid access to language assistance. It is the leading provider of language interpreting services and the American Hospital Association endorses its interpretation and translation solutions. Whether via phone, or in-person, mobile app, video, or written text the translators are on duty and support hundreds of languages. CyraCom, with annual revenues of 91 million USD, assists the lives of millions by connecting to healthcare services those with limited English proficiency.
11. Hogarth Worldwide - deliver locally relevant advertisements
At the heart of Hogarth’s international implementation process stands “Transcreation” which means helping clients to deliver locally relevant and powerful advertising materials, which can be copied to markets all around the world. The company, employing over 1150 employees, is a world-leader in translation services. Transcreation understands the importance of striking the right balance between connecting with end-consumers in the local markets and global brand identity. The company employs over 3,000 native experts ranging from sector-specific translators, bilingual copy editors, copywriters, to strategic and digital journalists, planners and bloggers. Integrating best-in-class transcreation technology, talent management and terminology solutions, this localisation company optimizes both quality and efficiency.
12. CLS Communication - extensive network of language specialists
More than 600 in-house specialists and translators at CLS have years of professional experience and even a second degree in their specialist areas. What is more, clients benefit from the company’s extensive network of over 5,000 external language specialists. The unique knowledge pool of CLS comprises 600 in-house copywriters, translators, technology experts and terminologists. Including everything from translation and copywriting to design and layout CLS Communication offers a comprehensive range of services. CLS Communication is a subsidiary of Lionbridge, the largest translation and localization services provider in the world.
13. Honyaku Center Int. - translation services for growth
Honyaku Center, with annual revenues of 430,37 m JPY, first focused on medical fields, but as it grew, it expanded into other fields, providing specialized translation services for growth and globalization. The company, employing more than 405 employees, is equipped to provide a full range of professional language services such as, personnel placement and global staffing services, interpreting, international conference planning and execution, as well as interpreter and translator education. Most important is to use CAT (Computer-assisted translation) software tools, which are an integral part of our localization and translation services. CAT greatly improves efficiency in the translation process.
14. Semantix - valuable benefits for the customers
Semantix, with annual revenues of 600 million SEK, offers solutions within translation, language training writing services and interpreting. The main goal of the company is assisting people to understand each other. Semantix with over 300 employees, is the Nordic region’s largest language company, providing valuable benefits for the customers. Having the biggest network of language consultants, translators and interpreters this localization company offers the right expertise for each individual assignment. Semantix specializes in various industries and subject areas, including law, banking and finance, manufacturing and technology, advertising and media, energy and social information, medicine and pharmaceuticals and the automotive industry.
15. Pactera - a digital transformation journey
Digital transformation journey is what Pactera establishes via lasting relationships with the clients in order to create value. With annual revenues over 500 million USD, the company is a leader in its sector. The service areas of the company are in localization, finance, technology, insurance, energy, telecom, travel, manufacturing, retail and logistics. The global service centers of Pactera, with more than 23 954 employees, have a deep pool of external translation resources. While providing superior localization services in over 150 languages Pactera integrates effortlessly software development and testing teams in order to offer timely, high quality and cost-effective solutions, regardless of the required project’s scale, range of languages or complexity.
16. thebigword - fast delivery, enhanced translation quality
Transform your global interactions and communications with international stakeholders with the help of Thebigword! With more than 600 employees, it is equipped to provide your organization with advanced solutions, such as communicating across multiple languages. From marketing materials to localized software and website content thebigword presents the right solutions. The company has a £1.29m turnover annually and besides the employees, there are 8000 linguists working in 73 countries on the marketing materials. Enjoy faster delivery, feel protected with total security for your content and experience enhanced translation quality. Thebigword Translation Management System meets expectations with advanced solutions to assist to communicate and connect with international stakeholders.
17. LOGOS Group - customizable web-based ecosystem
ith more than 35 years of knowledge and experience Logos delivers translation and localization solutions and build winning strategies combining process mapping, technologies and services, designed around the unique business needs of clients. It is essential to speak the same language ensuring consistency across the terminology, marketing phrases that define your products, technology and services during the localization process. The translation, localization management system from Logos provides a customizable Web-based ecosystem, which consists of two technical components – Logosys (deliver the right workflow) and myLogosys (community-inspired platform) - to manage the translation life cycle.
18. Capita - data-secure, consistent and sustainable
Capita TI with revenues of £55,6 million, takes any company material that is needed to be produced in a different language, and deliver it back to the client in the wished format. If you want to develop compelling content that is localized for your customers or to grow your business and expand into new markets Capita TI is ready to assist give you the solutions you need to succeed. The Company, employing more than 75 000 employees all around the world, offers a comprehensive range of professional translation services such as document translation, face-to-face interpreting services, website translation and multimedia localization. ISO certification of Capita IT verifies that the company is data-secure, consistent and sustainable, and being members of several industry bodies enables us to raise standards and levels of best practice amongst the sector.
19. ManpowerGroup- leader in talent-driven solutions
In order to unleash the potential of people, especially during a localization process, organizations often turn to ManpowerGroup Solutions, the global leader in talent-driven solutions with more than 31000 employees. Professional expertise, experience and unmatched global footprint allow the company to deliver solutions to assist the clients achieve better business results. The ability to capitalize on new thinking, new possibilities and new workforce models has made ManpowerGroup (with annual revenues of 524 million USD) the most recognized and respected workforce solutions and localization provider in the world.
20. KERN - competence and reliability
For over 45 years KERN has been famous for competence and reliability in global communication, translations and localization, offering a complete service portfolio for clients. The KERN Group is at the forefront of its industry, always abreast of the drive towards the ever-changing world and globalization of digital media. The KERN Group at the same time is an international provider of language services. Its range of services includes localization of software and websites, terminology management, translation and interpreting in all world languages, compilation of technical documents, language training for corporate customers and private individuals, multilingual desktop publishing and graphic design, as well as printing and distribution of foreign language documents. KERN’s annual revenues provide the company enough assets to carry out improvements.