SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

February 29, 2012 08:00 ET

Olympics Supplier, Technogym, Chooses GlobalEnglish for Business English Support of Global Teams

Leading Global Cloud-Based Software Provider to Facilitate Expanding Company's Growing Need for High Performance in English

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand software to advance Enterprise Fluency™ for global organizations, today announced that Technogym has selected GlobalEnglish to provide Business English support to the company's global workforce.

Technogym is a top global designer of equipment for fitness facilities, and since 2000 has been the leading supplier for the Olympic Games including the upcoming 2012 games in London, UK. With offices in more than 13 countries spanning every continent, Technogym's need for a common language for both internal communication and external client relationships has peaked. This is a frequent reality for companies with global operations. In a 2011 study of 26,000 global employees conducted by GlobalEnglish, 92 percent reported that English is required or important for their job, yet only seven percent believe their current skills are sufficient to do their jobs.

Technogym is now offering GlobalEnglish's cloud-based Business English development and support tools to its workers around the world so it can better serve its rapidly expanding, multi-lingual client base. The software suite incorporates robust Business English applications for social collaboration, mobile productivity, on-the-job performance support, formal and informal learning, and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements company-wide. GlobalEnglish's comprehensive product suite uniquely meets the needs of Technogym's dispersed workforce, providing efficient support at the time and place that employees need it, while offering Technogym with a single, standardized global solution. Technogym opted for the GlobalEnglish Enterprise Edition as it provides the highest value at the lowest cost per subscriber so it could put GlobalEnglish's tools in the hands of the maximum number of employees.

"We are delighted to have been selected by Technogym to improve their Enterprise Fluency," said Tom Kahl, President of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "Companies that compete globally understand that all of their employees need excellent Business English communication skills to win. Technogym has done incredible things over the past 25 years to spread the culture of healthy living and good shape around the world. We cannot wait to see how Enterprise Fluency will further fuel innovation, productivity, global teamwork and customer satisfaction for Technogym."

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish offers solutions for Enterprise Fluency™: the communication, collaboration, and operational proficiency companies must have to compete in today's global economy. Enterprise Fluency is the measure of a company's ability to apply their company-wide gains in Business English skills to improve the ease with which their global teams can communicate and collaborate with each other and the effectiveness with which the company can operate across country borders.

We have more than 500 enterprises partnering with us globally, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, and Unisys. Our comprehensive, on-demand software solution is available in 15 languages for instant, on-the-job support for business tasks in English -- such as writing emails -- and programs for building lasting Business English proficiency. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, we have global reach to support multinational companies in any country worldwide.

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About Technogym
Technogym is a world leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field. With over 2,000 employees, 13 branches in Europe, U.S., Asia, Middle East and Australia, Technogym exports 90% of its production to 100 countries. More than 35,000 Wellness centers are equipped with Technogym and 20,000 private homes. Vision and a staunch commitment to promoting Wellness, a better lifestyle through regular physical activity, healthy diet and a positive mental approach have been the ethos of Technogym or over 2 decades. Technogym is today active in the design of fitness solutions for private homes, fitness clubs, hotels, spas, rehabilitation centers, corporate gyms, universities and professional sports facilities and beyond. The Company has been an official supplier to the last four Olympic Games and has just been appointed as exclusive supplier for the London 2012 Olympics.

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