This is a very exciting time for NZTC, which is celebrating 30 years in the language business this year. As part of their celebrations they are sponsoring the NZSTI Conference welcome function at the venue of the new Great War Exhibition at the Dominion Building next to Pukeahu Park.
The founders of NZTC International first got together when working in the government translation service in the early 1980s. They decided to leave and form their own company to gain greater flexibility and harness the potential for translators to assist the government and export sectors in communicating with local and overseas markets in a wide range of languages.
Today, NZTC is one of the longest-standing organisations taking advantage of the NZ time zone difference for overseas trade. The company employs 35 permanent staff and several hundred local and overseas freelance translators. Over the past 30 years the business has grown considerably to embrace new technologies for NZ companies exporting overseas, and for international companies active in overseas markets. NZTC is also a founding member of the joint-venture Global Communications Business Group with four other overseas translation companies, from the UK, Germany, Singapore and Korea, providing strategic links to further develop its foothold in the global translation industry.
NZTC sees its future in the use of new technologies while offering a range of language services and working in partnership with multinational companies and global brands to deliver a quality product backed up by talented forward-thinking linguists across a wide range of languages and subject areas.
By Stefan Grand-Meyer, NZSTI conference team member