tolingo – a collaborative visionary and pioneer tolingo – a collaborative visionary and pioneer
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tolingo – a collaborative visionary and pioneer

tolingo is one of the most renowned and successful translation agencies in Germany – a fact which motivates us in our work across every division of our company every day and helps drive us to constantly improve the services we offer to our clients. A human touch is crucial, whether in terms of our employees’ respectful, open interaction with one another at our headquarters in Hamburg, our consultations and service meetings with our clients, or the close, productive working relationships we enjoy with our specialist translators and industry experts all over the world. We strive for collaborative success and partnerships on equal footing without losing sight of the expectations we’ve set for ourselves or the standards and goals we’re determined to meet. This is how we’ve been able to transform from a little translation agency into a globally present provider with a sophisticated portfolio of services – with market-leader status in our sights.

Did you know that...

...tolingo employs staff from 10 different countries around the world?...tolingo only had 12 square metres of office space when it was founded?
...tolingo once had billboards at Hamburg Airport reading “Willkommen Ihr Spacken” – German for “Welcome, you idiots”?
...a few years ago, tolingo had its own ringtone?
...tolingo throws two company parties a year?
...tolingo is sponsoring a child in Haiti?

tolingo – Our milestones

  • April 2007: The idea of a translation network is born.
  • June 2007: Office (12 square metres in size) in Hamburg’s Sternschanze district.
  • May 2008: Move to office (40 square metres in size) in Hamburg’s Karolinenviertel district.
  • September 2008: Pool of 1,000 professional specialist translators.
  • October 2008: Move to office (200 square metres in size) in Hamburg’s Altona district.
  • August 2009: Pool of 2,500 professional specialist translators.
  • July 2010: Move to office (650 square metres in size) in Hamburg’s Altona district.
  • September 2011: TÜV Süd certificate for DIN EN 15038.
  • July 2012: Redesigned tolingo website launch.
  • March 2015: Move to a newly renovated, modern and centrally located office building
  • right next to Altona railway station.
  • August 2015: TÜV Süd certificate for ISO 17100:2015.
  • June 2016: 50th tolingo employee hired.
  • September 2016: TÜV Süd certificate for ISO 9001:2015.
  • August 2017: 60th tolingo employee hired.
  • September 2017: Passed ISO 17100:2015 certification audit.
  • November 2017: tolingo celebrates 10-year anniversary.
  • July 2018: Named one of the world’s top 100 translation providers.
  • September 2018: TÜV Süd certificate for ISO 27001:2013.
  • April 2019: Website relaunch.
  • April 2019: Slator study confirms: tolingo is a top challenger.  
  • ­­­­­­September 2019:  Product launch Review-Pro ­­­­­– online tool for InDesign review.

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