SOURCE: Tek Translation

March 10, 2008 13:00 ET

Tek Continues Global Expansion With Business Development in the Nordics

Industry Veteran Bengt Gustafsson Joins Tek to Deliver Its Full Range of Multilingual Solutions, Services and Technologies to Growing Nordic Customer Base

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Tek Translation International, a worldwide provider of globalization solutions, today announced that it has expanded in the Nordic region with the recruitment of Bengt Gustafsson. This appointment is in direct response to growing Nordic customer demands, specifically in the Life Sciences, IT, Transportation and Energy industries, for globalization services and tools. Tek adds Bengt Gustafsson as Business Development Manager to support the deployment of Tek's web-based On-Demand Globalization Platform.

Gustafsson joins Tek with more than 10 years of experience in business development in the localization industry. Previously he was Business Development Manager of Nordic Markets at SDL where he secured contracts with key accounts. In addition he was Business Development Manager at ALPNET and was responsible for growing the enterprise business. Prior to ALPNET he was the Technical Documentation Manager at Volvo Cars. Most recently he held several political positions including Mayor and Vice Mayor of Kungalv Kommun, Sweden.

"We are pleased to have Bengt Gustafsson drive our Nordic business development. His experience and extensive local network, combined with Tek's customer focused, streamlined approach using our web-based On-Demand Globalization Platform and suite of language tools, will enable us to successfully support our broad Nordic customer base," said Tek's Vice President of World-Wide Sales, Ken Behan.

Also joining the Nordic team as Project Manager is Anders Persson. From 2003 until 2008, Persson was Senior Project Manager at Logoscript where he managed major localization projects for Windows applications. Prior to Logoscript, he was a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft Ireland and was responsible for localization project planning, coordination of Microsoft Office localization projects with partners in different countries and supporting partners with technical and project issues. In addition, he has held marketing positions at IBM (Ireland and Nordic), and WASA Insurance. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Karlstad, Sweden.

Founded in 1961 as a family-owned business, Tek has evolved into a well-known, high quality supplier of translation and localization solutions for global enterprises. Tek is one of the largest providers for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries with existing Nordic clients in the fields of Dentistry, Patient Monitoring, and Mammography.

Using Tek's 3 Phase Qualification Methodology, Tek selects and maintains the best healthcare translation specialists. This combined with Tek's Medical Validation Solution enables companies to meet stringent healthcare regulations. Tek applies these high standards to all the ISO 9000 approved services and solutions it provides to all the industries it specializes in.

"In the Nordics there are extensive demands for multilingual solutions, services and technologies, specifically in the Life Sciences, Transportation, Energy and IT industries. I am excited to join the talented, visionary Tek team and to be a part of such a fast growing and changing industry," said Business Development Manager, Bengt Gustafsson.

Tek OneWorld Solution

Tek's OneWorld Globalization Solution combines highly efficient services and innovative tools and technologies to provide customer-focused solutions designed to simplify and streamline the localization process.

Tek's On-Demand Globalization Platform and suite of automated language tools enable customers to drive global strategies by providing them with a complete, end-to-end globalization business management platform that can easily and quickly be personalized to meet specific business needs. Using this new technology, customers can extract personalized business intelligence reports and collaborate worldwide. The platform's modular structure and open connectivity, allow customers to maximize the reuse of their existing tools and linguistic assets.

To meet customers' needs for sales and production support in all time zones, and for a streamlined and consistent service, in 2007 Tek opened a new OneWorld Globalization Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to support localization activities for US clients. The Madrid operation will focus on European clients. Later this year, Tek expects to open a further One World Globalization Center in China to support customers in Asia.

About Tek Translation International

Tek is a pioneering provider of globalization services to the world's leading enterprises. Delivering services and solutions through its unique On-Demand Globalization Platform, Tek enables enterprises to drive globalization strategies, processes, and operations leveraging maximum benefit from their multilingual assets and localization technology investments.

Tek is committed to achieving value for the marketplace by the best use of innovation, process, and technology. For more information, please visit www.tektrans.com.

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