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 Translation services 

Tom Tom Case Study

Choose SDL for your global language needs

Through a single point of contact, our customers have access to the industry's largest network of in-house, in-country translation and production offices. All the language services we provide are supported and managed through our own market-leading technology, so there is one workflow, one reporting format and one solution.

SDL customers benefit from:

Global scale - With over 70 offices in 38 countries, SDL has a presence in all major business markets

A single point of contact - SDL's dedicated project managers coordinate your account and provide a single point of access to our worldwide network of in-house, in-country translation offices

Industry-leading technology - This streamlines the translation process and reduces the cost and amount of translation required to support global markets

Quality and consistency - SDL employs more native-speaking subject matter experts than any other company, meaning excellent standards of language and cultural awareness


Cost-efficiency - We work with customers to make savings using translation memories, decreasing time-to-market and reducing quality issues

Market-leading solutions - SDL offers integrated, flexible and scalable solutions for all of your translation needs, including intelligent Machine Translation (iMT), terminology management, localization consulting and outsourcing options

Website translation

SDL helps ensure your online message reaches local markets in a language and context they understand, without losing control of global brand and message consistency. The result? Increased international sales and customer loyalty.

Learn more about our Media Services for multimedia content.

Operational Improvement Consulting

Is poor source quality affecting translation quality?
Are translation costs high and turn-around times long and unpredictable?
Do you miss deadlines due to delays in your review process?

Our operational improvement consulting team assists with optimizing the entire translation lifecycle, from empowering organizations to create content that is optimized for localization through to implementing best-practice methodologies for translation management and QA to improve the quality of translated content.

Graham Rae, VP R&D Operations, SolidWorks

"Since beginning our partnership with SDL, we have seen cost savings of up to 30%, which certainly demonstrates the business benefits of outsourcing"

Joe Pstrak, Director of Dealer e-Business Services, CNH

"Through SDL, we provide support to our global dealers at 40% lower costs with significantly faster turnaround times"

Kelly Lambert, Digital Marketing Manager, Colt

"We rely on SDL to deliver high-quality multilingual content so that we can concentrate on the value of the message"

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Localizing audio and visual content

Multimedia localization is a highly complex process and can include everything from games to movies. Learn best practices for controlling cost, maintaining quality, and selecting the most qualified localization experts.