CLS Communication Buys 4-Text in Berlin

Companies join forces on client base, industry focus and geography for technical documentation and translation services

CLS CommunicationsGlobal language services provider CLS Communication has acquired 4-Text Software-Lokalisierung und technische Übersetzungen GmbH, a Berlin-based quality provider of technical documentation, for an undisclosed price. The former owners of the 4-Text company will support the integration phase for an agreed period.

CLS Communication and 4-Text were both founded in 1997. CLS Communication employs more than 60o staff in writing, editing, translation and technical specialties, and works with a network of select external partners, all with technical university degrees and industry-specific expertise. 4-Text’s technology platform, which it developed in-house, is tailored to the requirements of industrial clients and to technical documentation.

4text_logo4-Text will now operate in the market under the new name CLS 4-Text GmbH, and CEO Marie-Laure Vinckx will continue to head the company. Elena Sperandio said on behalf of the previous owners: “This transaction is the best solution for both our company and our clients, as we have found a strong partner in CLS, who represents the same philosophy as we do.”

Doris Albisser, Group CEO of CLS Communication, said: “4-Text is an ideal match for us. This acquisition is an important step in implementing our international growth strategy. It will enable us to offer our industrial clients a broader range of solutions in the technical field.”

CLS Communication has a global presence with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Its internal staff of 600 specialize in writing, editing and translating texts into more than 27 European, as well as major Middle Eastern and Asian languages, and work with more 4,000 external language and technical specialists. They serve clients in finance and banking, logistics, life sciences, utilities  manufacturing and other industries.

4-Text is a Berlin-based provider of translations of technical documentation. The company’s technology platform, which was developed in-house, is tailored to the requirements of a range of industrial clients and to technical documentation and localisation needs.

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