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In 2016, we translated 150 million words. If you were to string those together, you would get a sentence that would reach all the way to the moon and back. However, to us it’s never the length of a sentence that’s important, but the way in which the message behind it is conveyed to the reader. Translations are a key to new markets. Taking into account that you aren't necessarily proficient in 65 languages to keep the dialogue with your target groups flowing smoothly, our services are often crucial to international success.
Printed matter and content creation
Over the years, our translation activities have increasingly gained in importance. When the Yamagata Printing Group was founded in Japan in 1906, internationalisation was a word yet to be coined. Yamagata focused on print and, to gain greater control over the production chain, soon embarked on technical writing. As the company’s customer base began to develop increasingly more activities on the international market, the demand grew for the provision of multi-language content creation and translation services on a global scale.
Currently, we are doing just that in Europe with around 50 employees in Ghent (Belgium) and Bratislava (Slovakia), who direct a global network of approximately 1,800 translators. This network is worldwide, because we are constantly searching for the best linguists who live and work where they translate into their mother tongue. This guarantees their ability to take even the most sensitive cultural undertones and geographical nuances into account when translating your texts.
Regardless of the format
Today, Yamagata is a network of companies specialised in the entire production line of technical and commercial documentation. We employ over 2,200 people worldwide at our various divisions in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, the United States and Europe. Regardless of the format in which you send us information, following translation, layout or multimedia assembly, we will deliver your target files in the format of your preference to facilitate further distribution.