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Weatherford Relies on SDL to Meet Key Objectives: Efficiency and Productivity

SDL plc

Friday, 28 January, 2011

SDL’s innovative localization solutions streamline global communication for one of the largest oil and gas product providers


Colorado, United States - 28th January 2011 -  SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Weatherford International, one of the largest global providers of innovative products and services that span the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells.


SDL’s Language Services division is managing the localization of Weatherford’s vast product portfolio. With over 53,000 employees worldwide, the company operates in more than 100 countries to include 125 globally distributed manufacturing facilities, supporting 800 service bases and 16 technology development and training facilities. This includes translation and desktop publishing of Weatherford’s marketing, training, technical and non-technical documentation into several languages. Furthermore, SDL has implemented a centralized solution through SDL Translation Management System™, allowing Weatherford to optimize productivity while reducing its overall translation costs to achieve a faster time-to-market through localization efficiency.


“We selected SDL based on the many advantages that only a provider of total translation and localization management capabilities can offer,” commented Pat Wright, Manager, Content Development for Weatherford’s Marketing Services department. She continued, “SDL offers a physical presence in key regions of Weatherford’s operations, solid experience with the oil and gas industry, a track record of success with large corporations, proven processes and systems, and, of course, excellent resources who consistently deliver high quality.”


 "SDL is pleased to partner with Weatherford to increase efficiencies, accelerate content delivery, and maintain high levels of quality across all languages," said Peter Smith, Joint Chief Executive Officer for SDL Language Services . "SDL’s extensive global infrastructure, market expertise and innovative localization solutions ensure that Weatherford will be able to reach new customers on a global scale with consistently accurate translations."

For more information on SDL Language Services, please visit www.sdl.com/services


Full press release: http://www.sdl.com/en/about-us/press-room/news/2011/weatherford-relies-o...





About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey –from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.


SDL’s best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points. 


Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


About Weatherford International

Weatherford is a Swiss-based, multi-national oilfield service company. It is one of the largest global providers of innovative mechanical solutions, technology and services for the drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. Weatherford operates in over 100 countries and employs over 53,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit www.weatherford.com


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Jackie Iverson (SDL Americas)


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Amy Hall (SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters)

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Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )

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