Mobile App And Gaming Localization Technology Specialists Join World's Largest Translation Company
NEW YORK AND BERLIN, December 19, 2018 – TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced an expansion of the company’s GlobalLink platform with the acquisition of Applanga, a Germany-based mobile app and gaming specialist software company. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Applanga was founded in Berlin in 2015 by Christian Stanke and Steffen Römer with a mission to provide technology-enabled localization solutions to broaden the reach of mobile apps and games into new markets. Their clients include agencies, developers, and corporations across multiple industries who aim to extend the reach of their products to international customers and audiences.
“We've had the opportunity to collaborate with the TransPerfect team previously, and that experience has given us tremendous confidence that we are now part of a flexible, technology-focused, and forward-thinking company with global resources that will help Applanga thrive,” said Stanke.
“TransPerfect has a reputation for furthering the development of innovative technology and fostering the career growth of tech professionals, and we are excited to capitalize on the new opportunities that joining the TransPerfect family has made possible,” added Römer.
Stanke and Römer will continue to lead Applanga's day-to-day operations as a division of TransPerfect, and will report to Chief Technology Officer Mark Hagerty. The two will join TransPerfect’s technology team as directors of the company’s rapidly growing gaming and mobile groups, and they will help direct the product roadmap for GlobalLink with a specific focus on how the platform can be best leveraged in the gaming and mobile space.
TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe stated, “Mobile applications and gaming are two of the fastest-growing segments of the localization market. Applanga’s solution is a perfect complement to our existing technology stack, and we are excited to welcome them to the team.”
TransPerfect is the world’s leading provider of language services and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 4,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.
Founded in 2015 and funded by High-Tech Gründerfonds and Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, Applanga is an innovative, cloud-based translation management system that can be easily integrated into mobile and web apps to streamline and automate localization processes. The company is headquartered in Berlin. For more information please visit www.applanga.com.