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Welocalize Earns Recognition as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

Frederick, Maryland – June 6, 2016 – Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, has earned recognition as a Partner-Level Supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-Level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, US, Welocalize was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Welocalize employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on April 21, 2016 at the John Deere headquarters in Moline, Illinois.

Welocalize is a supplier of localization and translation services for a range of content types that support and grow the global distribution of John Deere products and services for many John Deere operations. Welocalize has a long-standing relationship with John Deere since 2005 and has built a multi-tiered global team of trained subject matter experts (SME) translators and reviewers.

“Receiving such a distinguished award from John Deere, one of our most long-standing and well-respected clients, is an honor for Welocalize,” said Smith Yewell, CEO and co-founder of Welocalize. “Our global teams work diligently to deliver world-class language services, innovative solutions and unrivaled customer service to our valued clients.”

John_Deere_logo.svgSuppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

“We look forward to continuing to grow and develop our strategic relationship with John Deere and value being recognized with this prestigious highest supplier classification that motivates the Welocalize teams to excel in the highest standards of service to help John Deere reach all their global business goals,” continued Yewell.

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Picture from the John Deere Award Ceremony April 2016. Representing John Deere: Jon Fefer and Ed Pederson Representing Welocalize: Leslie Yewell and Joe Hickey

Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. We provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. Our range of managed language services include machine translation, digital marketing, validation and testing, interpretation, staffing and enterprise translation management technologies. We specialize in consumer, technology, manufacturing, learning, oil and gas, travel and hospitality, marketing and advertising, finance, legal and life sciences industry language solutions. With more than 800 full-time employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Romania, Poland, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com

 

Agostini Associati Sponsors Top Legal Awards in Milan

Frederick, Maryland – November 23, 2015 – Agostini Associati, a Welocalize company and leader in financial translations and language services, is sponsoring the Top Legal Awards event, taking place in Milan, Italy, November 23, 2015.

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 more than 700 clients and was the first Italian company in the translation sector to achieve UNI EN 15038:2006 certification. The company provides a wide range of language services with demonstrable experience working with many top taxation and legal firms and departments in Italy, translating a wide range of documentation from transfer pricing and contract content through to due diligence and company financial reports.

As one of the event sponsors, Agostini will be presenting a special award to the highest performing law firm of legal services to the Italian banking and finance sector. This award will be given out at part of the special gala event by Agostini’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Guido Panini.

“Agostini works with many global leaders in the legal and financial industry and we work closely with clients to ensure all financial and content is translated to high quality standards in a punctual, sensitive and confidential manner,” said Guido Panini, sales and marketing manager at Agostini Associati. “We are delighted to be participating in the Italian Top Legal Awards, recognizing the hard work of our colleagues in the Italian legal profession and by sharing our knowledge and expertise of proactive language services necessary to manage and protect all legal and financial documentation destined for a global audience.”

Founded in 2007, the Italian Top Legal Awards recognizes the excellence and talent of the Italian legal market. For more information visit. http://awards.toplegal.it.

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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 157 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, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan and China.  www.welocalize.com

About Agostini Associati – 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.

Welocalize Selected as One of 20 Most Promising Oil and Gas Technology Solutions Providers

Frederick, Maryland – November 12, 2015 – Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, has been selected by CIO Review as one of the most promising oil and gas technology solution providers of 2015. The ranking is based on the evaluation of Welocalize’s language technology and solutions offerings specifically for the oil and gas sector and was announced in the latest edition of CIO Review Magazine.

“Oil and gas providers engage with people across every geography and their critical content has to be global-ready for everyone in the value-chain, from consumers and employees to partners and suppliers and Welocalize deploys the best technology solutions to manage and enable the efficient flow of translated content and media,” said Daniel Legaria-Campuzano, Business Unit General Manager at Welocalize.  “Being selected by CIO Review is very important to Welocalize and it is a tribute to our dedicated global teams who continue to deliver innovative language solutions to the global oil and gas industry.”

Welocalize provides customized and industry-specific translation and localization solutions for some of the world’s largest energy companies. The company is at the forefront for enabling and delivering multilingual content to oil and gas organizations, including the localization of online and mobile learning materials used in global training initiatives to keep entire value chains and international workforces up to date with critical business topics.

Welocalize aligns the language technology and automation solutions to meet client’s needs. This includes its leading open source translation management system, GlobalSight, which helps manage and deliver translations for all media and content types from digital media to ERP software. We also specialize in technology-based solutions such as machine translation and data analytics.

Hundreds of oil and gas technology solution providers were analyzed by a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs and analysts including CIO Review’s editorial board to select the final list of Oil and Gas Technology Solution Providers of 2015. For more information visit.

Find out more about Welocalize’s solutions for the global oil and gas sector by reading the article “Real-Time Translation and Localization of Content,” as featured in CIO Review.

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 157 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, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com

Logo 2015 CIO ReviewAbout CIO Review – CIO Review constantly endeavors to identify “The Best” in a variety of areas important to tech business. Through nominations and consultations with industry leaders, our editors choose the best in different domains. www.cioreview.com

View Welocalize CIO Review profile at: http://oil-gas.cioreview.com/vendor/2015/welocalize. 

Welocalize CEO Receives 2015 Maryland International Business Leadership Award

Smith Yewell, CEO at Welocalize and Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland

Smith Yewell, CEO at Welocalize and Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland

Frederick, Maryland – March 19, 2015 – Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize, is a recipient of the World Trade Center Institute’s (WTCI) 2015 Maryland International Business Leadership Award. It was presented on March 12 during a ceremony with 300 high-level business leaders, including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, at Baltimore’s American Visionary Arts Museum.

The annual Maryland International Business Leadership Awards celebrates vision, international success and excellence in leadership for the winning companies and State of Maryland. Welocalize is a global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions with corporate headquarters located in Frederick, Maryland, where Smith Yewell founded the company in 1997 with 12 employees and one office. Today, the company has more than 600 employees and 13 global offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, China and Japan.

The winners of the 2015 Maryland International Leadership Awards are Smith Yewell, CEO at Welocalize; Captain Eric Nielsen, president of The Association of Maryland Pilots; Scott Delaney, CEO at Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Jenny Regan, CEO of Key Tech; Stephanie Hill, VP & general manager of IS&GS Civil at Lockheed Martin; Manish Kothari, president at Sheladia Associates, Inc.; and Wade Watson, VP operations at Volvo Group.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by the World Trade Center Institute and to receive the prestigious Maryland International Business Leadership Award,” said Smith Yewell, co-founder and CEO at Welocalize. “I view this as a reflection of all the hard-working Welocalize team members around the world who strive every day to exceed our client’s expectations and deliver pioneering translation and localization solutions.”

For more information about WTCI and the Maryland International Leadership Awards, visit https://www.wtci.org/leadership2015.

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 157 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 WTCI – Established in 1989, the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) operates as a private, non-profit membership organization financed jointly by area businesses and the State of Maryland. It is the largest international business network of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region and has served more than 18,000 clients. In addition, WTCI acts as the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Liaison Office for the region, enabling local firms to access opportunities in developing counties. Each year WTCI welcomes more than 700 foreign visitors through its Professional Exchanges Program, 1,500 regional business leaders to its events, and serves thousands of members through its network connections and business services. www.wtci.org

Welocalize Receives Deloitte 2014 Technology Fast 500 Award

us_tmtf500Frederick, Maryland – November 17, 2014 – Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, has been recognized by Deloitte for the thirteenth time as one of the fastest growing North American companies in the prestigious 2014 Technology Fast 500™ annual ranking.

Welocalize has received the respected award for the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013 among other companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology sectors. The ranking distinguishes companies of all sizes, both public and private who are driven by technological innovation and entrepreneurship, demonstrated through their rapid growth.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized again in the 2014 Technology Fast 500,” said Smith Yewell, co-founder and CEO at Welocalize.  “Since our inception in 1997, this is the thirteenth time that we have received this honorable award from Deloitte and we view this as a reflection of our hardworking team who strive every day to exceed our client’s expectations in quality, teamwork, innovation and customer service.”

The awards were announced this past week, with Welocalize ranking #500 on the list. For more information about the Technology Fast 500™ including the complete list and qualifying criteria visit: www.fast500.com

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

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Welocalize Team Member Wins University Award for Most Outstanding Graduate

lauren_award_photoLauren Southers took part in Welocalize’s Intern Program as part of her post-graduate studies at the University of Chester in the UK. She successfully completed her Business Masters in September 2013 and then joined Welocalize’s Global Marketing Team as a full-time employee. Lauren’s success continues as she recently won the prestigious award for Most Outstanding Graduate from the Chester Business Club

Welocalize is  delighted and proud of Lauren’s award. We spoke to Lauren just after she received her award on May 8, 2014, at an awards ceremony held at the University of Chester UK campus.

You won! Fantastic News. How did you find out?

My course organizer at Chester University, Lisa Rowe, sent me an email informing me that I had been nominated and won the award.

What was the awards ceremony like?

The ceremony was very intimate, a smaller group of people there.  I have never been one for the spotlight and tend to shy away; however, it was nice to have recognition to how hard I had worked and what I had achieved.  I’m happy that I was able to share that with my mentor, Lynne McKie, in work, the team at the University and my parents.

Why do you think you won?

I think it was all the hard work and effort I put into the course and having a great team of people around me, my mentor Lynne who supported and guided me through the two 20-week placements, my parents who supported me with my daughter and all the people in Welocalize passing on their years of knowledge.  I knew what I wanted from the course and I was determined to successfully complete the year.

What tips do you have for other students and graduates?

Passion! Do something that you are passionate about, if you don’t love what you do then you’re not going to put 100% in to it and that will show somewhere down the line.

Prioritize. The Business Masters was a full on compact year and I had to learn that I could not say yes to everything.  I spent many Saturday nights with a laptop on my knee and reading about business methodologies.

Goals.  It’s important to have something that you can work towards otherwise you can lose sight of what you are working towards.

How will you be celebrating?

After this year, I think sleeping is a good idea. I will be spending time with my family and then look at what I can do next to help me progress.

As well as pursuing a full-time career at Welocalize, Lauren is also involved in raising awareness of internship and placement opportunities at Welocalize to business and language students at the University of Chester.

If you want to read more about Lauren’s intern placement at Welocalize, take a look at the blog “Welocalize Marketing Intern Program Offers Opportunities to Talented University Graduates”.

To find out more information on the Chester Business Masters, the University of Chester has also published a case study on Lauren’s Welocalize intern placement.

For more information about the Chester Business Club click here.

 

Welocalize Recognized as Leading Job Creator in U.S. Receiving 2013 Hire Power Award from Inc. Magazine

Hire Power Award Inc Magazine 2013FREDERICK, MD – October 29, 2013 – Welocalize, a global leader in translation and localization solutions, received the honorable distinction for being one of America’s leading private company job creators with the reward of Inc. magazine’s 2nd annual Hire Power Award.

Recognizing “heroes of the U.S. economy” who have generated the most jobs in an 18 month period, Inc. magazine ranked Welocalize in the top ten in two categories for the 2013 award.  Welocalize has been honored as 7th in private job creation for the U.S. business products and services industry and 3rd in private job creation in the state of Maryland. 

Welocalize, the second fastest growing language services provider (LSP) in the U.S. according to Common Sense Advisory, is a global organization with more than 660 employees. Headquartered in Maryland, Welocalize also has U.S. offices in Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, California, and Washington, along with international offices in Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Japan.

“Welocalize is proud to receive the Inc. Hire Power Award and be recognized as a leading contributor in providing jobs that help grow the U.S. economy,” said Tim Delbrugge, chief administrative officer at Welocalize. “Our culture, diversity and global team members are fundamental in how we deliver innovative localization solutions for our valued clients. Hiring the best and brightest talent that supports our values and mission will always be a top priority for us.”

“We think it’s fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy,” says Eric Schurenberg, editor-in-chief of Inc.

inc hire power awards 7 and 3 2013Welocalize is one of 437 private growth companies that are Hire Power Award honorees, leading the way in creating more American jobs.  Bank of America Merrill Lynch partners with Inc. to sponsor the Hire Power Awards to recognize business leaders who are creating the most jobs.  Award categories include most jobs created in the U.S., most jobs created by state, most jobs created by industry and highest employee growth percentage. A complete list of the winners can be found on www.Inc.com.

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 120 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 660 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com

welocalize is named one of the DC area’s hottest companies!

Lead411 launches “Hottest DC Area Companies” awards

Frederick, Maryland USA – July 6, 2010 – Lead411 awards Welocalize as one of the fastest growing companies. In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its “Hottest DC Area Companies” award.

Each day, the Lead411 research team scours through 600+ press releases and business articles including venture capital fundings, company launches, new office openings, customer press releases, etc. This information has given insight to which are the fastest growing companies in the US. Their “Hottest Companies” awards have been created to recognize these fast growing companies in different geographic regions. This particular list originally started with over 1650 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 81.

“We have been tracking fast companies for our customers for the past 10 years,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, “and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly.”

First, all companies must by in either the Software, Wireless, Internet or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within the districts/states of Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware and Virginia. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

• ** 100% increase in revenues over the past 3 years; OR • ** Over $1M in funding in the past 2 years; OR • ** 2X traffic gains to their website in the past 12 months AND over 1M unique visitors a month. About Lead411

Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

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 and Symantec. 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.