TRANSLATIONS.COM AND iSP MERGE: Transaction Expands Software Localization and Testing Capabilities
NEW YORK & AMSTERDAM -- Translations.com, a leader in website localization, software localization, and Globalization Management System (GMS) technology products, today announced that it has completed a merger with one of Europe's premier providers of localization services, International Software Products B.V. (iSP). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Amsterdam-based iSP will become a division of Translations.com and will continue to be led by current CEO, Martijn Heertje, a 16-year veteran of the localization industry. Heertje will remain Division President of iSP and will assume the additional post of Vice President at Translations.com. Additionally, the original founder of iSP, Yvonne Carter, will remain on the post-merger management team in her present role.
The transaction expands Translations.com's software localization capabilities in Western Europe and Asia. Phil Shawe, President and CEO of Translations.com, stated, "For over a decade, iSP has been one of Europe's leading localization companies. In joining with the iSP team, we have found a merger partner that shares our cultural values, customer-orientation, and vision for growth. I look forward to working together with iSP to drive innovation and value to our combined customer base."
Heertje added, "Being an entrepreneur, what drew my attention to Translations.com as a merger partner is their impressive track record of retaining management, employees, and customers. The business model Translations.com embraces allows my team to retain the autonomy, flexibility, and speed that we are accustomed to, while simultaneously leveraging the extensive resources and global footprint of an industry leader."
In addition to its software localization production facility and testing lab in the Netherlands, iSP also maintains a Beijing-based production center from which Asian language localization projects are managed. iSP's Beijing office fits well with Translations.com's existing presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney.
International Software Products, B.V. (iSP) is an end-to-end partner to many of the world's leading technology companies for software localization and testing. Based in Amsterdam, iSP has been helping software companies deploy products globally since 1989. ClientSide News named iSP "Localization Service Provider of the Year" in 2003 for its role in the localization programs of customers such as Autodesk and Adobe Systems. For more information, please visit www.isp.nl.
Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as localization-related technology products. Translations.com solutions allow customers to conduct business more effectively in international markets. The company has a global presence on four continents and services a variety of clients with dedicated practice groups for every major industry. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.