TransPerfect, the world's largest privately-held translation company, has been awarded EN 15038:2006 certification
NEW YORK and LONDON, June 11, 2008 – TransPerfect Translations, the world's largest privately-held translation services provider, today announced that it has received EN 15038:2006 certification. Established by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) in 2006, EN 15038 accreditation provides both translation service providers (TSPs) and their clients with clear criteria for quality.
To achieve this certification, TransPerfect was audited by TÜV SÜD, an internationally recognized independent certifying organization. In conducting the assessment, TÜV SÜD evaluated TransPerfect production centers in New York and London on a range of factors, including linguist and personnel qualifications, technical resources, TSP-client communication procedures, and quality management. TransPerfect's quality management system is also certified to ISO 9001:2000, a rigorous international quality assurance standard that can apply to all types of businesses.
TransPerfect CEO Liz Elting notes, "We are honored to have been awarded this certification. As more language companies certify to 15038, clients will have a more expansive set of criteria for distinguishing among vendors. This achievement marks a major step forward for the industry."
With over 50 locations on 4 continents and projected 2008 revenues of $200 million, TransPerfect is now the largest translation services provider to earn EN 15038:2006 certification.
More information about TransPerfect's quality management system can be found here: www.transperfect.com/about/quality.html.
About TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD Management Service division is an internationally recognized certification organization and leading ISO 9000 Registrar in North America, Asia and Europe. The organization maintains a full-time audit staff in over 600 locations with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. TÜV SÜD offers a full suite of management system auditing services including: ISO 9001, EN 15038, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, ISO 13485, ESD S20.20, OHSAS 18001, SQF, ISO 22000, Supplier Auditing Services and ISO 27000.
Additionally, TÜV provides CE Marking assistance, mechanical/electrical product safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), field evaluations, NRTL and SCC certification, and performs European Union Notified Body services for a variety of EU directives. For more information, visit www.TUVamerica.com.
TransPerfect is a family of companies including TransPerfect Translations, Translations.com, and Deal Interactive, as well as specialized Staffing, Deposition Services, Document Management, Transcriptions, and Multicultural Marketing divisions. With 2007 annual revenue of $156 million and more than 750 full-time employees, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From over 50 offices on 4 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. These services include translation, interpretation, transcription, multilingual typesetting/graphic services, staffing solutions, website globalization, software localization, subtitling/voice-overs, multicultural marketing, document management, and litigation support. With a network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists worldwide, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2000 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our websites at www.transperfect.com andwww.translations.com.