welocalize ranked number 267 fastest growing company in north america on deloitte's 2007 technology fast 500
Attributes its 582 Percent Revenue Growth to Talented Staff and Loyal Clients
Frederick, MD, October 23, 2007 – Welocalize today announced that it ranked Number 267 on Deloitte’s 2007 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2002–2006. Welocalize grew 582 percent during this period.
Welocalize’s CEO Smith Yewell credits the company’s talented staff, strategic partners and loyal clients with the company’s 582 percent revenue growth over the past five years. He said, ” Our Company has continued to evolve rapidly, and our global platform of eight offices in five countries enables us to meet our clients’ needs rapidly anywhere in the world. I would like to thank all of our staff, partners and clients for making this achievement possible.”
“Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 recognizes technology companies who have achieved extraordinary growth in North America’s most innovative and competitive sectors,” said Phil Asmundson, vice chairman, U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. “We congratulate Welocalize on this significant accomplishment.”
Welocalize previously ranked number 350 on 2006 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.
In addition to ranking on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Welocalize ranked number 13 on the Maryland Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Maryland.
Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria
The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s 16 regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2002 to 2006.
Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.
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.
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