LEEDS, England, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- thebigwordGroup has announced a major contract win, to manage technical translation for global household appliance company, Electrolux.

The contract, valued at Euro 1.5 million per annum, will involve the translation into 35 languages of instruction manuals for household appliances produced by Electrolux in Europe.

The contract, valid as of April 1st 2009, was won by thebigword following a long tendering process. It was awarded on the basis of:

- translation quality

- competitive pricing

- team approach

Karin Nielsen, German Practice Manager for thebigword, led the tendering team. She says: Electrolux executives were impressed with the quality and cost-effectiveness of our work but they also appreciated the skills of our team, which weren't just sales-driven, but involved technical and operational expertise.

Thebigword's translation technology platform, LanguageDirector(R), will form part of the contract offering. By linking seamlessly with Electrolux's Content Management System (CMS), it will automate much of the translation workflow, saving management time for Electrolux and improving time-to-market.

Karin Nielsen says: We're delighted to win such an important contract with one of the world's best-known companies. When it comes to instruction manuals, accuracy is paramount, and Electrolux appreciate our attention to detail and the high-calibre of our people supported by the best technology.

Notes to Editors: thebigword is one of the world's top-20 language services providers, offering high-quality translation and interpreting by experienced translators. Highly-skilled in specialist and localised translation, thebigword has a global network of more than 7,500 linguists, operating in 150 languages across 77 countries. The company's services include: translation, interpreting, website translation and localisation, multimedia voice-over, and eLearning.

LanguageDirector(R) is thebigword's technology solution, used for centralising global translation projects and resources. The system streamlines processes through integration with client systems and automated workflows. LanguageDirector(R) effectively manages the localisation process from content authoring through to translation, review and publication with effective reporting and management tools. More information is available at http://www.thebigword.com

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