Growing our Global Multilingual Offerings: EVS Translations Joins the Unbabel Family

January 17, 2023

Unbabel experienced a number of exciting milestones last year in our journey to deliver the most robust multilingual customer experience: We introduced new offerings such as our Zendesk Messaging Integration, hosted the second annual LangOps Universe, expanded our leadership team, and were shortlisted for the Inc. 5000 list for the California region. As we build upon this success to further support our vision, I am excited to announce that we have acquired EVS Translations

EVS Translations is a single-source translation supplier for all language requirements and a market leader for premium human translations. This acquisition will open new opportunities for growth and expand our global translation capabilities for our customers.

Why EVS Translations is the Natural Fit for Unbabel

An international translation company founded in 1991 in Offenbach Main, Germany, EVS Translations is the ideal specialized content translation partner for advancing our global offerings. EVS Translations boasts nearly 150 employees across offices in Germany, England, Bulgaria, and the USA, and brings Unbabel the ability to combine deep linguistic skills with tech-driven solutions to help clients deliver a diverse range of multilingual content.

As a recognized industry leader for highly specialized content in all areas of corporate communication translations, EVS Translations has particular expertise in the finance, legal, and automotive industries. Bringing EVS Translations into the Unbabel family unlocks access to a greater variety of sectors and use cases and will enable us to deliver specialized content to wider industries. It will also allow us to transition more workflows onto our platform, helping to reduce costs and time to translate for our customers.

“This exciting partnership elevates our joint organization to the next level of translation service providers. Joining Unbabel enables EVS Translations to provide our clients with the best possible mix of cutting-edge tech solutions and the premium quality human translations that EVS is known for within a secure environment.”

– Edward Vick, CEO of EVS Translations

How this acquisition will impact Unbabel and EVS Translations customers

We are seeing record global demand for translation services by multinational corporations, and nearly 50% of that growth is coming from Europe. The acquisition of EVS Translations, a key player in the German market, is an important step towards our goal of expanding globally and delivering the most comprehensive multilingual customer experience to our customers.  

EVS Translations services span document translation, legal translation, terminology management, multi-format file processing, media localization, international SEO, and copywriting, machine translation and engine customization, and interpreting. With its highly talented team and service offerings combined with Unbabel’s unparalleled AI expertise and robust Language Operations platform, customers can now deliver more personalized multilingual customer experiences at scale across a wide range of industries and geographies.

Have more questions about this acquisition? Check out our FAQs and press release.

About the Author

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Vasco Pedro

Vasco Pedro is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unbabel. He founded Unbabel and its new category creation, LangOps, in 2013, alongside João Graça, Sofia Pessanha, Bruno Silva, Hugo Silva during a surfing trip in Arrifana, Portugal. Under this leadership, Unbabel has since expanded globally with offices in San Francisco, California, and additional US hubs in New York and Pittsburgh, and a subsidiary office in Portugal. Leading brands like Pinterest, Skyscanner, Under Armour, Trello, and Oculus use Unbabel to make their customers happier and their support operations vastly more efficient. Vasco developed his love of both languages and technology during his time at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned both his Master’s and doctorate in Language Technologies. Vasco then worked at both Siemens and Google, where he helped develop technologies to further understand data computation and language.