A Hull-based business which is supplying heating and ventilation systems to the energy sector worldwide turned to another company in the city to provide specialist translation services for a major overseas contract worth £8 million.
North Sea Ventilation (NSV) brought in fellow Chamber Member AaGlobal Language Services to translate drawings and other documents into Russian as part of its work on the project in Kazakhstan.
NSV employs around 80 people at its premises in West Carr Lane, Hull and overseas clients account for 80 per cent of its sales in markets including the Middle East, Far East, Europe, Russia, China and Australia.
Andrew Sully, the company’s Project Manager, said: “The drawings and documents for the project have to be translated once they are approved. They were translated into Kazakh by a firm in Kazakhstan and we used AaGlobal for the translation into Russian because we wanted a local firm.”
AaGlobal, a key supporter of the Chamber’s International Trade Centre, expanded to Hull from its first office in Worcester in 2011 and has grown significantly with language services for the public and private sectors. It now has a network of around 14,000 translators and interpreters covering 500 languages and dialects. Kirk Akdemir, CEO of AaGlobal, said: “We have seen an increase in demand for language services from businesses working in some of the more distant destinations including the BRIC countries. “NSV were looking for a reliable, professional company to help with their Russian translation requirements and we are delighted to have played a small part in their success. The project enabled us to demonstrate our ability to help businesses operate in different languages and our skills at communicating in the terminology which is appropriate for specific sectors.”