Over the past 25 years, the language services industry has grown exponentially. Traditionally, language service providers worked according to a simple business model: a coordinator acted as an agent outsourcing translation work to freelance staff. Many providers have continued to develop around this model, but this is where EVS Translations is unique. Our company has continuously invested in its own technology and infrastructure to deliver a comprehensive service from our ‘home grown’ in-house staff - now based across 8 international offices. Despite this growth, however, the company maintains a level of flexibility and customer service that is difficult for larger competitors to match.
Our story in history
1983 The first Microsoft Word version, Word 1.0, is released in October
1984 The first translation software is invented in Germany in response to an IBM tender
1990's Emergence of the translation industry. Entrepreneurs recognise the industry’s potential
1991 IBM closes its doors on the typewriter market as sales plummet
1991 EVS Translations opens its head office in Germany. Three more German offices soon follow
1993 CERN puts the World Wide Web software in the public domain
1995 onwards Consolidation of the translation market through acquisitions
1999 EVS Translations UK opens
2000 EVS Translations Bulgaria opens
2004 Facebook is launched in February. Crowd-assisted translation is used to translate the site
2006 Google Translate launches in April offering translations between Arabic and English
2008 EVS Translations USA opens
2010 Sony announces that it will no longer manufacture floppy disks
2011 The language services market is estimated to be growing at a healthy annual rate of 7.41%
2013 EVS Translations Spain opens
2017 and beyond
Translation has evolved into a much larger field involving project management and technological solutions for content management, design, and data security. Large amounts of information can be managed and translated far more quickly across multiple languages per order.
EVS Translations has grown through an ambition to service a demand that show no signs of slowing. As this demand becomes more complex in nature and as pressure continues to translate more for less, we continue to innovate.