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Improved customer evaluations. Two more awards. A 30% increase in turnover.

January 20th, 2014

With a 30% increase in turnover, even better customer evaluations and two more awards, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. was no stranger to success in 2013, either. The year in review.

Despite the difficult economic conditions of the past years, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. managed to increase its turnover by a further 30% in 2013 – not least due to investments in the area of employee development and quality improvement.

Our customers gave us a grade of 5.65

Translation Probst Team

At TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd., every customer can complete a systematic evaluation for each text they receive. In order to ensure that as many customers as possible fill out the evaluations, we hold regular draws for the participants in which we give away a gold bullion coin – very fitting for our motto “Accurate texts are worth their weight in gold”. Read what the lucky winners have to say about their unexpected golden bounty here.

In 2012, the average grade given in the customer evaluations was already a respectable 5.6 (6 = very good). In 2013, we were able to raise the grade average once again, to 5.65, due to a very high level of customer satisfaction. A total of over 500 customers graded the content, style, tone, terminology and target-group adaptation of our texts and translations.

More awards and honours

After we became the only translation company in Switzerland to be recognised by the Swiss Confederation’s Commission for Technology and Innovation in 2012, we were the happy recipients of additional awards and honours in 2013, and:

  • In April 2013, we won second place in the Stellenschafferpreis competition sponsored by Location Promotion Winterthur.
  • In November 2013, we achieved a top-ten placing at the prestigious PwC Accelerator’s “Local to Global” Expo in Luxembourg from a select field of 20 international, rapidly growing companies.

Next year, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. will already be celebrating its tenth anniversary. Save the date now – Thursday 16th April 2015 – so you can look forward to what we have planned.

The outlook for 2014

We will do whatever it takes to ensure that our high grade average keeps rising. Our goal is to have a grade average of over 5.7 in 2014.
The first priority is the continued staff development of our valued, committed and expert employees, whom we must thank for our growth of over 30% in 2013.
Another top priority is investment in our technology, in particular in CRM, for which we have received multiple awards during the past years. Our company will have a high six-figure amount at its disposal as an investment budget in 2014.
In addition to increased investments in staffing and technology, which are the true drivers of customer satisfaction, our strategic corporate management will be expanded further: Dr. Rolf Specht, professor at ETH Zurich (Psychology and Theology), is adding his strengths to the company as of 1st January 2014 in the role of president of the board.

I would like to thank all of our customers, partners and members of the media for the tremendous cooperation we enjoyed in 2013 and wish everyone a successful start to 2014.

Roman Probst
MIT Degree in Communications FH
CEO and board member

TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. soon to be international?

October 22nd, 2013

pwc_symbolbildRoman Probst and his team are looking forward to the 24th of October 2013 with great excitement. That is the date when the prestigious PwC Accelerator’s “Local to Global” Expo presentation is taking place in Luxembourg with 20 selected companies invited to participate. And TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. is one of them.

For certain business owners, this is the fulfilment of a dream – the chance to present oneself to international partners, customers, and perhaps investors as well. Thanks to an aspiring team, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. is ambitious and qualified enough to expand globally as well. Its double-digit average annual growth figures over the past five years bear witness to this fact.

On 24 October, Roman Probst and his team will have three minutes in which to convince the high-profile audience in Luxembourg that their company has the potential to grow globally and is thus an attractive choice for investors and cooperation partners.

Find out why TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. was chosen to participate in this event in the current press review.

TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. awarded the CTI label by the Swiss Confederation

April 12th, 2012

After two and a half years of intensive work, the goal has been reached: TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. was awarded the coveted CTI label on 10 April 2012.

As the Swiss Confederation’s innovation promotion agency, CTI has supported innovative thinkers in starting up new companies since 1996. To date, 2,200 companies have made it into the CTI selection process, but only 10% of the submitted projects have succeeded in being awarded the label.

Since launching the project in 2009, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. has cleared every hurdle successfully. These included assessments in the areas of technology, intellectual property, financial resources and a professional team. Finally, a presentation was given in Bern during which COO Noëmi Schöni and CEO Roman Probst together with coach Sandro Cornella used their partnership model to win over a 10-member CTI jury.

Partnership model: Benefit from offering translations and texts via networks

Thanks to its “partnership model”, TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. constantly reaches new customers via a network. The principle is simple: Partners place either a banner, a button or an advertisement from TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. on their website. When customers click on the banner or button, they are taken to the TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. price calculator. If they end up placing an order, the partner receives a commission as a reward. To create an incentive for new customers, the partner can give part or all of the commission to the customer. However, instead of just receiving a commission for the first order, the partner receives commissions for every successive order – even when customers order directly from TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. by email or telephone. With this incentive, we create a win-win situation for our partners and their customers, who in turn receive translations and texts with a quality guarantee at a reduced price.

Recommended by over 100 partners in Switzerland

TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. has been able to gain over 100 partners during the past two years, including

  • Networks such as KMU Swiss AG, Hotel & Gastro Union, Xing Zurich, myblueplanet
  • News portals such as NZZ Online, Schweizer Touristik, Travel Inside, persoenlich
  • Job portals such as Jobscout24, Topjobs.ch, publiconnect
  • Organisations such as Zurich Airport, Zürich Tourism
  • Exhibition organisations such as Messe Schweiz, SuisseEMEX, Exhibit & More
  • Associations such as Schweizer Werbung SW, ODEC, HR Swiss, Reisebüroverband, FH SCHWEIZ
  • Chambers of commerce in various countries such as USA and Canada

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Satisfied customers remain the greatest capital

Roman Probst founded his company exactly seven years ago with five thousand Swiss francs as start-up capital. Today, he has 15 employees and more than 300 translators, text professionals and interpreters in his network, providing translation and copywriting services for more than 2,000 companies.

TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. offers translations and texts with a quality guarantee and at the best price possible. With this principle, the company has grown an average of 40% annually over the past five years. Roman Probst commented: “This is a wonderful moment – thank you for this award. However, satisfied customers are and will always be the most important thing for me.”

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