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The manufacturing industry relies heavily on quality control, program management, and timeliness. These three pillars define success for most manufacturing companies and their effectiveness is dependent on communication.

Unfortunately, language barriers can often become a burden for manufacturers trying to communicate. That’s where PGLS comes in.

What We Offer

At PGLS, we offer language services, including translation and interpretation in 200+ languages. We are ISO 9001:2015-certified and use advanced quality control and program management systems. We respect your need for timely translations without compromising quality.

Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to create a communication plan that fits your specific needs and goals. We understand that successful manufacturing communication is essential to your success, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Translators for Manufacturers

The globalization of the manufacturing industry has led to an increased need for accurate and timely translations of technical documents. Manufacturers frequently generate complex technical documents that include manufacturing terminology, scientific information, and technical descriptions. Additionally, translations of such technical documents generate text that exceeds specified character limits. At PGLS, we have a team of experienced translators familiar with the specific jargon and terminology used in the manufacturing industry. We can accommodate your specifications without compromising quality. 

From MSDS/SDSs to marketing materials, our team understands the importance of accuracy in tone, meaning, and technical details. You can be confident that the translated text will convey your message effectively. 

Types of Manufacturing Translations and Technical Translations

PGLS offers translations for all documents in the manufacturing space, including but not limited to:

  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Publications
  • Reports
  • Website content
  • Instructions
  • Project specifications
  • Engineering documents and plans
  • Scientific procedures
  • Patents
  • Legal documents
  • Contracts
  • Training manuals
  • And much more

Machine Translation vs. Language Partner

Machine translation is often used in the manufacturing industry to quickly translate large volumes of text. However, this translation method is not always accurate and can often lead to misunderstandings and errors.

If you’ve ever used Google Translate or another publicly available online translation tool, you’ve experienced machine translation. This technology relies on algorithms to “learn” how to translate based on the previously translated text.

That means your potentially confidential manufacturing documents are being translated by a machine that doesn’t understand the context of what it’s translating. Plus, many of the platforms reserve the right to keep your data and use it for their own purposes.

The tone is another area where publicly available machine translation often falls short. A machine can translate the words on a page, but it cannot accurately convey international cultural references, idioms, or humor.

At PGLS, we will work with you to find a human language partner familiar with your industry and who can provide accurate and culturally-appropriate translations.

Quality Assurance

The quality of your translations is essential to the success of your manufacturing business. That’s why PGLS has a rigorous quality assurance process in place. To ensure that every translation we provide is accurate and error-free.

PGLS’s comprehensive, proprietary, and ISO 9001:2015-certified quality management system is called GlobalCheck®. Our quality assurance process involves many steps. From written translation to interpretation and localization services, we double-check everything.

We have a linguist at every step of the process to check for errors, omissions, and inconsistencies. We also use industry-specific glossaries and style guides to ensure consistency across documents.

Our professionals at every step go through a rigorous recruitment and vetting process. Plus, all language projects follow our complete, multi-step Quality Control process, which follows ISO and ASTM standards.

In addition to our in-house quality assurance processes, we also offer client feedback surveys. We always encourage you to tell us how we’re doing and what we can improve.

Get Started Today

If you require reliable and accurate manufacturing translation services, PGLS is here to help. We offer a free quote so you can get started on your project right away.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and get started on your project.

PGLS – Every Word Matters

Based in the greater Washington, D.C. area with team members across the world, Piedmont Global Language Solutions (PGLS) leverages nearly 25 years of language service experience to consistently deliver on-time, accurate, and personalized language service solutions to numerous companies and government agencies. Backed by our industry-leading processes and resources, PGLS offers Translation, Interpretation, Transcription, Language Training, and Localization in more than 450 language combinations.

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Contact Info

1010 N Glebe Road, STE 450,
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 1-877-897-4858
Email: [email protected]