Manufacturing & Distribution Industry

Terminology management

Our expert translators have a thorough understanding of your technical language needs. We create terminology list for approval prior to translating to make sure we are using your company's specific terms.

Through the use of our computer-assisted translation tools we are able to create terminology databases, allowing for faster and more consistent translation.

Large volume translations

Powerling has translated several thousand pages into multiple languages within extremely aggressive timelines. We can carefully divide the project among teams of expert translators who work simultaneously in order to shorten the turnaround time while maintaining consistency throughout the document.

To ensure the consistency of the documents, the translators work simultaneously on Déjà Vu TEAMserver.

Better return on investment

Through our Deja Vu computer assisted translation technology, we create corporate translation memories that can increase your ROI by up to 30%.

Translation memories are client-based databases that:

  • Improves the productiveness and cohesiveness of your translated documents
  • Optimizes translation time: quicker turnaround
  • Optimizes costs

Our Expertise

Powerling has years of experience with Manufacturing clients!

Your documents

  • Technical documentation
  • Flow charts
  • Processes & Patents
  • Product factsheets
  • Instructions for machinery and systems
  • Procedures
  • Standards
  • Protocols
  • Specifications
  • Technical factsheets
  • Calls for tender
  • Product leaflets
  • Instructions
  • Calls for tender
  • Product leaflets
  • Instructions
  • Maintenance handbooks
  • Reports
  • Notice of compliance
  • Safety instructions
  • Technical descriptions Catalogues Packaging POS advertising
  • Labels
  • Software
  • Websites
  • CMS & ERP interfaces

Your expertise

  • Chemicals
  • Medicine
  • New technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Retail
  • Energy
  • Electronics
  • Automotive industry
  • Textiles
  • Aerospace industry
  • Environment
  • Agri-food industry
  • Aircraft industry

Our Clients

  • Mass retailers
  • Standards organisation Purchasing departments of major firms
  • Technical departments
  • Documentation departments
  • Retail banks
  • Commercial banks
  • Private banks
  • Finance Departments of multinational firms
  • Public authorities and government bodies
  • Consultants
  • Brokers

Specific language expertise and production process

Manufacturing and distribution companies require extensive documentation, from benchmarking reports and technical fact sheets to engineering specifications and maintenance handbooks. Powerling’s proactive approach to supporting industrial clients ensures a firm grasp of their structure, audience(s), constraints, and technical specifications.

Powerling selects project managers, translators, and proofreaders for their language skills and experience in your specific technical line of business, including aeronautics, civil engineering, environmental, agri-food, chemicals, automotive, industrial machinery, and more.

The assigned project manager analyzes the files prior to translation and coordinates translators, proofreaders, and experts. We also set up a steering committee, supervised by an industry expert, to oversee and approve the necessary steps to successfully translate the technical documents.

Our language specialists:

  • Our specialist translators only work into their native language
  • We have standardized recruitment process for translators and proofreaders
  • The Project Manager = your language go-to person

Quality Control:

  • Regular testing and ranking of our translators
  • Your satisfaction is assessed by a questionnaire
  • Requests for changes dealt with in under 48 hrs

Technological Lead:

  • Exclusive partnership with Déjà Vu software (ranking second globally)
  • Terminology management system
  • Integration in all formats for publishing and printing

Timelines and Volume

Getting products to market means ensuring that all documentation is ready to go on time.

Our standard turnaround for technical translation is approximately 1,600 words per day. Our turnaround for proofreading is approximately 10,000 words per day.

To accommodate urgent requests, we can set up teams of translators and proofreaders on the same project. For example, one of our chemical manufacturing customers asked Powerling to translate a 60,000-word market approval document in just 10 working days. It would generally take a single translator more than a month to translate something that size. Instead, we set up a team of six translators, six proofreaders, and three expert reviewers, supervised by a project manager, all of whom collaborated to get the job done accurately and on time.

Terminology management

Translation for the manufacturing and distribution industry must be precise in its use of proper terminology.

In order to meet the technical specifications, we create and/or import a glossary, making note of any repetition, to ensure consistent terminology use throughout the text. We work in specialized formats (AutoCAD, InDesign, etc.), so we can deliver translations that are in line with your original format requirements.

Case Studies

  • NIKE WORLD | World Preferred Supplier

    Training handbooks, Packaging, Contracts, Product leaflets 1,265,000 words into 25 languages


    Website, Product fact sheets, General Terms of Sale 1,100,000 words into 10 languages


    Certificates & Patents, Specifications 1,020,000 words into 5 languages


    Setup of training plans hiring multi-lingual staff on-site to train staff

  • KPMG | World Preferred Supplier

    Contracts, Presentations, Annual reports, Sector analysis 214,000 words into 4 languages


    General guidebook, Technical handbooks, Development reports 300,000 words into 4 languages


    Packaging, Websites, Product leaflets, Leaflets, Press releases 224,000 words into 20 languages


    Instructions, Advertising, Product labelling, Product leaflets 150,000 words into 10 languages