Manufacturers might start with one base, but they soon need to expand and streamline international production. This means manufacturing on a global scale for local markets, creating efficient foreign supply chains, and sourcing foreign production and distribution channels. Manufacturing translation services remove language barriers for global businesses, establishing a presence in the new country or region.
- Knowledge of your industry, and theirs
Manufacturing is a multifaceted industry. Translation needs vary depending on whether you’re manufacturing made-to-order heavy goods, continuously processing raw materials, or creating an FMCG production line.
Translators should understand the ins and outs of the industry so they can deal with these complex subjects and navigate technical language. They need to have experience with a range of materials, including:
- Engineering specifications
- Technical drawings
- Training materials
- Installation manuals
- Legal documents
- Marking and communications materials
It’s also important to hire a native-speaking translator, with an in-depth knowledge of the countries language and culture. That way, your translator can get your message across perfectly.
- Certification and accreditation
Certified translation companies usually follow tight quality control processes. They source professional translators and interpreters, who have experience and qualifications. This is extremely important when sourcing niche manufacturing translation services.
One way to make sure a company adheres to the highest standards is by looking for their ISO17100 certification. ISO17100 is a translation standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Companies fulfill specific criteria in order to meet these ISO standards so that consumers can be confident their products are safe, reliable, and of good quality.
According to the International Organization of Standardization, the application of ISO 17100 means a translation company demonstrates “the capability of its processes and resources to deliver a translation service that will meet the client’s and other applicable specifications”.
- Quick free quote
Serious manufacturing translation services will be on hand to offer assistance and answer your queries. This includes a quick turnaround time to provide a free quote. In order to get an accurate quote, be as specific as possible about your expectations.
You may need to include details of the overall word count, source and target languages, format types, text type, and expected deadlines. If you’re not sure about any of these elements, get in touch with the company and see how they can help.
- Assigned translation project managers
Project management is an integral part of the translation. Streamlined, effective project management processes mean translation companies can handle large or small translation orders across multiple languages, in a cost-efficient way.
This is also highly important for technically demanding translations. For example, a marketing-based translation might require input from IT engineers, designers, and localizers, all working together across the same project. Translation project managers oversee the process, ensuring quality control processes are implemented and that translations are delivered within the agreed timeframe. In some cases, project managers also act as a dedicated point of contact for the client.
Future Trans – Manufacturing translation experts
Future Trans’ team is ISO 17100 certified, specializing in translation and localization services across the MENA region. With over 25 years’ experience, we’ve developed stringent quality control processes to deliver our work to the highest standards
One of our key areas is manufacturing translation services. We provide dedicated customer service and tailor our translation processes to meet your project’s needs. To get in touch, contact us and let us know how we can assist your manufacturing project.