Welocalize Acquires Agostini Associati in Italy
Frederick, Maryland and Milan, Italy – November 24, 2014 – Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, announced today they have acquired Agostini Associati, based in Milan, Italy.
Agostini provides highly specialized language services to global organizations across multiple industries including finance, media and technology, legal and manufacturing. Since 1997, Agostini has been providing translation and interpreting services to nearly 700 clients and was the first Italian company in the translation sector to achieve UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification.
“We are excited to expand Welocalize’s growing global reach with Agostini’s market expertise, supply chain of 900 professional translators and leading industry experience,” said Smith Yewell, co-founder and CEO at Welocalize. “The company is known as a reputable leader for providing outstanding language services for varied content types and languages with the same commitment to customer service, teamwork, quality, and innovation as Welocalize.”
Agostini, a Welocalize company, will continue to maintain client services, sales and operations based out of the Milan, Italy location. Customer Care Director Robin Gay and his team will remain with Agostini to continue to deliver quality translation services to the growing clients in the region. This location will be added to Welocalize’s Centers of Excellence, increasing the number of global offices to 13 locations.
“The acquisition gives us the opportunity to broaden our services and expand our network to ensure our current and future clients are able to take full advantage of market leading language services, technologies and expertise,” said Carla Agostini, founder of Agostini. “We have joined forces with an innovative company that is committed to the same principles of delivering exceptional quality and client service.”
About Welocalize – Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative translation and localization solutions helping global brands to grow and reach audiences around the world in more than 125 languages. Our solutions include global localization management, translation, supply chain management, people sourcing, language services and automation tools including MT, testing and staffing solutions and enterprise translation management technologies. With over 600 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com
About Agostini – Agostini, a Welocalize company, is the choice provider for Italian and global companies. Since 1997, the Agostini team has been providing high-quality, value-added services in the management of all foreign language translations, with an unconditional guarantee of punctuality, quality and efficiency. www.agostiniassociati.it