Second German office for The Translation People
The Translation People will this month launch a second German office in response to growing demand and is planning further openings in the country over the next couple of years.
The translation and language services provider, which has had an office in Bonn since 2011, is to establish a presence in Munich as it seeks to expand its client base across southern Germany.
Munich is also close to Austria and Switzerland, giving the company scope to develop its business in those countries.
Cities under consideration for further office locations include Frankfurt and Berlin.
Germany is The Translation People’s second largest market after Britain. Sales there grew 60 per cent in 2017.
David Nichols, managing director of The Translation People GmbH, the company’s German business, which was incorporated as a limited company last year, said: “We have grown our German operation year-on-year since we established the office in Bonn and the opening of a second base is the next logical step.
“Germany has a thriving economy with a firm international focus, and companies there increasingly need translation services.
“We have chosen Munich for our second office because it is a very important technology hub and is home to lots of automotive and IT companies. For example, BMW, MAN and Siemens all have their headquarters there.
“Having a presence in Munich gives us a springboard for attracting new business in southern Germany and beyond, as well as helping us to provide a better service to existing clients.”
He said The Translation People has gained a significant number of new clients in the region this year, in sectors ranging from food and drink production to IT, consumer goods and chemicals.
“This gives me great confidence that we will be able to build on our success in the region to further increase our market share,” he added.
David founded The Translation People with Steve Wilde in 2007. The company has its headquarters in Cheadle Hulme. Its expansion in Germany follows a record year in 2017, which saw revenues surge from £4.5m to £5.1m, a rise of 12 per cent.