As the leading French translation agency and part of the top 5 European agencies last year, Technicis bolstered its growth by acquiring Translation-Probst SA, which became the second largest translation agency in Switzerland.
Founded in 2005, Translation-Probst displayed sustained double-digit growth over the years to currently become one of the leading translation agencies in Switzerland. With 30 employees and a network of 450 professional translators, Translation-Probst is committed to offering its clients—over 600 businesses across all sectors—high-quality translation and interpreting services. Translation-Probst is able to meet a high-level of standard with a rigorous model of quality assurance and has received several distinctions for its excellent level of service, its high standard of IT security and client focus.
To ensure the sustained quality of this approach, to diversify their offerings and to strengthen its position on the highly-competitive Swiss market, the founder of Translation-Probst chose to team up with one of the leading European translation agencies: "This exceptional operation offers significant advantages to our employees, our freelance network and our clients. Our clients will be able to enjoy the immense expertise of Technicis, a rich network of freelance translators and additional language services," stated Roman Probst. "This acquisition has given rise to the second-largest translation agency in Switzerland. Nothing will change for the clients, but they will benefit from even greater excellence. Everyone will enjoy a higher quality of service, and Translation-Probst will always be synonymous with success and perfection."
Benjamin du Fraysseix, founder of Technicis Finance and CEO of Technicis since 2012, took over from Roman Probst as CEO. Guillaume Patry, COO of Technicis, will help him in his functions. Following the acquisition of V.O. Paris in 2012, followed by the acquisition of the Belgian translation agency Cogen in 2015, Technicis aims to maintain its external growth with this new operation.
With offices in France, Belgium and Switzerland, the group is expanding its presence on the European market. Strengthened by a turnover that grew from €17 million in 2014 to €24 million in 2015, Technicis—now with 220 employees—achieved over €30 million in 2016 and became one of the three leading translation agencies in Europe at the beginning of 2017.