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CPSL Celebrates its Sapphire Anniversary 45 Years of Success


Wednesday, 12 November, 2008

This year CPSL celebrates its 45th year of providing translation services to the global market. Established in the same year that Martin Luther King made his “I Have a Dream” speech and with Beatlemania sweeping the globe – CPSL was the visionary idea of its founder, Helga Pawlowsky, the mother of two of today’s owners.

From its inception the business has grown organically to become one of today’s most respected, independently-owned translation companies. It is recognised in the industry as an innovator, investing heavily in state-of-the-art technology. The use of these cutting-edge solutions allows it to manage multiple, complex, multilingual projects across its four strategically-located offices on a daily basis.

Today’s client list still includes companies that first began working with CPSL four decades ago, which is a solid testament to CPSL’s ability to keep a satisfied and loyal customer base. However, the client base now also includes scores of companies that can be found on the Fortune 500 list. It is also the company of choice for many of the world’s leading governmental institutions, including the UN and the EU.

The CPSL of the 21st century has a talented, multilingual staff of 50 in-house professionals in four offices, in three countries. This is augmented by a global army of 3,000 of the world’s most-experienced translators.

This year – 45 years after the first page was typed up on Helga’s revolutionary “writing machine” – CPSL manages 7000 projects, 200 thousand pages, or 46 million words yearly – a far cry from the early days! The highly-oiled machine that is CPSL is now augmented by a leading edge, in-house developed workflow management system – Lucas. Its customer base is serviced by vanguard, web-based, secure communication tools. These customer-facing portals give clients 24/7 insight in to project schedules and real-time information.

However, CPSL is not ready to rest on its technical laurels; it continues to invest heavily in developing the next generation of tools that will allow it to further streamline the complex workflow of translation and localisation. The ultimate aim is even greater efficiency, lower costs and continuing top class quality.

In its anniversary year CPSL has added to its portfolio of services by acquiring a technical documentation company. As a result, today’s 21st century CPSL can supply the full gamut of linguistic skills and expertise: from typing the first word, to printing the finished pages, CPSL has the knowledge and skills. Helga’s dream continues to flourish. CPSL is here to stay.