Andiamo! provides website translation for WDS Component Parts.

The client

WDS are the UK’s leading manufacturer and stockist of standard component parts for machines in a number of industries, including Aerospace, Defence and Automotive. They now export their component parts worldwide by marketing them via their multilingual website.

The challenge

WDS are based in Pudsey, Leeds, and wanted to select a local translation company who specialise in technical translation and website translation. In September 2014, Andiamo! was one of four local translation companies that met with WDS to discuss translating their website into multiple languages, starting with French, Italian, German, Spanish, European and Brazilian Portuguese and US English with further languages to follow. After the initial meeting, WDS extracted all of the website text from their content management system and sent it across to us. They asked for a quotation to translate everything except the website codes and tags. Which would allow them to import the translations directly back into their CMS. Initially, on analysis of the spreadsheet using our Translation Memory Software, it was clear that the word count was much higher than necessary. WDS needed a solution that would eliminate all the reference codes, tags and certain acronyms as well as repeated text.

The solution

We worked closely with our technical team to create a unique settings file to import into our Translation Memory Software. We then analysed the spreadsheet using this settings file and it counted only the copy that was required for translation. It meant that we were able to reduce the cost significantly, yet we would still be able to deliver a translation for each language in a format that could be uploaded quickly and easily to WDS’ content management system. WDS were delighted with this cost-saving solution and the final price we provided and selected Andiamo! as their preferred translation provider.

Here’s what WDS had to say about our partnership:

“Andiamo! provided translation of our large, technical components website into multiple languages. Using their technical knowledge of translation memory software, they were able to reduce the cost significantly when quoting for the project. Their projects team are knowledgeable, helpful and efficient and kept us up-to-date at every stage of the project. We would definitely recommend Andiamo! for website translation.”

Are you a parts manufacturer looking to partner with a specialist technical translation agency? Give us a call today on 08450 345677 or email and we’ll be happy to help you.

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