Livewords translation agency strengthens its national and international position with the takeover of Metamorfose
Unique team of translation specialists
Amstelveen, 2 October 2018 – The Livewords translation agency has taken over Utrecht-based Metamorfose. The Metamorfose translation agency boasts a stable client base among research universities and universities of applied sciences, as well as such European institutions as the Court of Justice and European Commission. This acquisition adds twenty-four translation specialists to the Livewords team.
Metamorfose will continue to be housed at the same location in Utrecht, making it the third major Livewords hub (alongside Amstelveen and Maastricht). Alexandra Hubar, CEO of Livewords, comments, “This takeover not only provides us with a wide range of new customers, but also a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. It represents yet another step in our strategy to become the leading translation agency in Europe, with an unparalleled team of specialised translators.”
The takeover by Livewords lets Metamorfose combine professional competence and the latest innovative tools, enabling them to respond faster and more effectively to the growing and increasingly complex needs of clients. Fester Leenstra, Director of Metamorfose, comments, “It’s a win-win situation for both parties. We’re convinced that this new composition will allow us to further expand our customer base, especially on the EU and higher education level.”
Metamorfose Vertalingen was established in 2004 as a professional translation agency for high-end clients in the business community and public sector. The team comprises 24 in-house translators. Thanks to the extensive professional knowledge and efforts of the Metamorfose staff, the agency succeeded in a relatively short time in becoming the preferred translation partner of dozens of well-established international companies and institutions, including major government agencies, universities and European institutions.
Livewords began its journey in 1992 under the name Concorde. The company has since grown to become a market leader in the Benelux and ranks among the top five largest interpreting services in the world. Livewords has also earned the 30th position worldwide as a translation agency. Livewords has a network of 3,300 interpreters and translators and is a specialist in a range of sectors, including legal, financial, life sciences, technical, public services, marketing & e-commerce, retail. Livewords also works for various government and semi-government organisations like the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA), the national police force, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, the central bank of the Netherlands and the Employed Person’s Insurance Administration Agency (UWV).
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