welocalize acquires localize technologies in california
Robust Team, Key Customers and Increased Silicon Valley Presence
Frederick, MD and Redwood Shores, CA: September 12, 2007 – Welocalize, Inc., a leading provider of globalization services, announced today the acquisition of Localize Technologies, a high-tech localization company located near San Francisco, California. The acquisition continues Welocalize’s vision of building a global company comprised of the best talent and customers in the industry.
Since 1990, Localize Technologies has been a leading provider of targeted localization services for key technology companies in the bay area. Localize Technologies provides Welocalize the specialized expertise in meeting the demand of high-volume technology clients. In turn, Localize Technologies customers gain access to a global platform of language, engineering, media and publishing services.
“Welocalize offers the global platform and production capacity that is needed to provide our customers with increased scalability and cost savings,” says Gary Prioste, CEO of Localize Technologies. “We are pleased to be part of a successful and innovative company that is also devoted to rigid quality standards that match customer expectations.”
“We are very happy to have Gary and the Localize Technologies team join Welocalize,” explains E. Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize. “By combining well-established strengths and a robust management team, we increase our expertise to better serve our customers. Ultimately, our goal is to build a great company, and the addition of Localize helps us reach that goal.”
A key focus for both Welocalize and Localize Technologies has been the application of technologies that help optimize internal workflow and customer globalization programs. “We value a robust technology platform that allows us to customize tools and processes to meet complex customer demands,” says André-Paul Pellet, Vice President of Welocalize. “As an Idiom Platinum LSP Partner, Localize Technologies offers additional expertise to further Welocalize’s status as a leading technology integrator in the industry.” About Welocalize
Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.
Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.
About Localize Technologies
Idiom® Technologies is the leading independent supplier of SaaS and on-premise software solutions that enable our customers and partners to accelerate the translation and localization process so that content rapidly reaches markets worldwide. Unlike other companies serving this market, Idiom offers freedom of choice by embracing relevant industry standards, supporting popular content lifecycle solutions and partnering with the industry’s leading language service providers.
Localize Technologies is Silicon Valley’s leading high-tech localization and multilingual content management vendor. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, it has helped more than 200 clients – including ADP, Apple Computer, Corel, FileMaker, Intuit and Serena Software – drive their global initiatives. To learn more please visit www.localize.com.