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Generation Change at the Top

Dr Sturz hands over operative management to Katja Schabert

Reutlingen, Germany, 12 May 2017

After more than 30 years, the founder of the Transline Group, Dr Wolfgang Sturz, will step back to serve on the advisory board. Rooted in his freelance beginnings, his company is now one of the leading translation service providers in Germany, as well as in Europe. In fiscal year 2016, approximately 100 employees achieved sales of 12 million euros. In the first quarter of this fiscal year, Transline registered dramatic growth of almost 40%. Integration of the service provider KE-Communication, which was taken over in 2016, has been successfully concluded. Regular, well-known customers with a technical orientation, such as Bosch and Miele, as well as consumer companies, such as Ricola, rely on their partner in Reutlingen for their translation management needs. “Transline is in a strong position. I am able to hand over responsibility to a younger generation with peace of mind.”

An experienced manager in the translation industry, Katja Schabert has been with the company since 2015. A business graduate, Ms Schabert speaks German, English, Russian, Chinese and French, and was previously the manager of the Chinese subsidiary of Intermundos in Beijing. She started out at Transline in charge of Corporate Development and Controlling, and took over management of Transline Language Services GmbH & Co. KG in July 2016. She has been the CEO of Transline Deutschland GmbH since April 2017. “My goal is for Transline to grow more dynamically than the market.” This will include further improvements in process management and quality assurance, new offices in Cologne and Berlin for better customer support, and a fresh corporate design. The strategy also includes further acquisitions to open up new target markets.


Transline. Translation – key to understanding.

Transline currently translates documentation and marketing material for technically demanding products in more than 160 languages. For over 30 years, this service has helped our German-speaking customers to achieve success with their exports. Premium translation quality and efficient processes are our greatest strengths and helps Transline's customers to reduce costs over the long-term. To this end, experienced project managers work closely with our customers' technical editors. Still under the management of its founder, Transline's portfolio now also includes translations of digital marketing material and translations for e-commerce. 

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