Frederick, Maryland – July 21, 2015 – Agostini Associati, a Welocalize company and leader in financial translations and language services, has successfully renewed the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008, EN 10574:2007 and UNI EN 15038:2006 certifications following its annual quality audit.
Other Welocalize global centers of excellence have recently and successfully completed their annual quality audits. Welocalize’s offices in Beijing and Jinan, China, passed the three-year recertification audits for ISO 9001:2008 on June 25, 2015. Welocalize in Cheshire, United Kingdom also recently passed the annual ISO 9001:2008 surveillance audit.
Welocalize acquired Agostini Associati in 2014. They were the first Italian company in the translation industry to have achieved UNI EN ISO 9001 certification in 1998. The quality management system related to this certification expects complete client satisfaction, exceeding expectations through the optimization of company internal organizational processes.
“We are proud of our UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 and UNI EN 15038:2006 certifications renewal,” said Smith Yewell, CEO at Welocalize. “It is a concrete result of our organizational effort to improve our services and go beyond satisfying to exceeding our clients’ expectations. The client is our number one priority and we strive to provide high value-added translation services with an absolute guarantee of timeliness, quality and operational efficiency.”
Welocalize’s Italian-based provider, Agostini Associati, was one of the first translation service suppliers in Europe to have achieved UNI EN 15038:2006 certification. It is the first European standard that specifies the qualitative requests for providing translation services. Important points within this standard include the management of human resources, technical resources, contracts and quality.
“Welocalize operates within a process-approach framework of quality and security guidelines,” said Liz Thomas, senior director of quality and training at Welocalize. “This framework ensures quality, as well as transparency, traceability and value-add services for all our clients in every industry sector. Quality is one of four pillars which form the foundation of everything we do in the localization and translation industry and I am delighted that Agostini Associati and operations in United Kingdom and China have successfully renewed their quality certifications.”
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 more than 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 Associati, a Welocalize company, is the choice provider for Italian and global companies. Since 1997, the 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