With nearly 100 million native speakers, Germany is one of Europe’s largest economies, and is its 2nd most populous country. As of November 01, 2023 global companies are continuing to invest heavily in their German operations. With EPIC Translations by your side, you’ll have reliable English to German translation services tailored to support your business goals. Whether you’re entering the German market for the first time or expanding existing operations, seeking M&A opportunities, finding distributors, or trying to enhance the profitability of your German venture, we’re here to assist you in your multilingual communications.
The German government’s estimate for this year’s economic output has been slightly raised. As of June 2023, a 0.3% increase in the GDP is anticipated, instead of the 0.2% that was previously estimated in January. In this insight on the German opportunity, we’ll demonstrate the benefits of a German translation service and how it can help your company expand its market share in Germany.
How Much Does the US Trade with Germany?
In 2022, the total value of U.S. trade in goods with Germany amounted to about $220 billion U.S. dollars. This consisted of exports worth $73 billion U.S. dollars and imports of $147 billion U.S. dollars.
What Are the Leading Sectors Exporting to Germany?
The leading sectors exporting to Germany are:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Healthcare & Medical Technology
- Travel & Tourism
- Smart Cities
- Information & Communications Technology
Do All Exporters Use Professional Translation Service Companies?
Though English is spoken widely throughout Germany, it is recommended to publish your content in German to better connect with your German audience.
Some exporters opt to use professional translation services companies, such as EPIC Translations, for publishing accurate translations. Others choose to use software to translate text and documents. The right approach depends on your business goals and the type of content you’re translating. Formal documents, such as product manuals, legal agreements, website copy, and marketing collateral, need accurate translations. Whereas informal content, that’s for in-house use and can tolerate 10% to 12% error rate, is okay to translate with software.
How Can English to German Translation Service Benefit My Company in Germany?
If your company is serious about competing in the German market, then it goes without saying that you will need to communicate in German when it comes to doing business there.
Some companies use in-house employees or in-country distributors to do their translations. Please note that neither of these two options are free of cost. Moreover, internal employees are generally too busy doing their regular job. And in-country distributors very rarely have the necessary human resources to do the translations. But neither of these 2 options are bad, if/when available. Third option that about 95% of exporters use is partnering with a translation services company such as EPIC Translations to complete their translation needs.
Regardless of which of the 3 options you choose to use, there are certain benefits to making sure you have a consistent and reliable English to German translation service. These benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining brand consistency
- Legal compliance
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Enhanced employee communication
EPIC Translations will create a translation memory (TM) to translate text and documents specifically for your company. TM ensures there will be consistency in terminology, tone, and style across all of your content. The end result is that you will be able to communicate with a certain brand consistency in the German market.
Not just in Germany, but maintaining proper legal compliance is of crucial importance in Europe. Legal agreements, Patents, and Regulatory Documents need to be translated correctly and precisely in order to avoid legal problems. And partnering with an experienced translation services company such as EPIC Translations is a sure way to guarantee nothing slips through the cracks when it comes to your company’s legal compliance.
Increased Customer Satisfaction:
Building strong relationships with customers requires effective communication. Businesses can communicate more effectively with their German-speaking customers and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty by implementing contextually accurate German translation services. Customers are more inclined to stick with a brand and recommend it to others when they believe that their needs and expectations are recognized and understood in their native language.
Enhanced Employee Communication:
If you have employees in Germany then maintaining effective communication is critically important. Companies can ensure that staff members are effectively interacting with one another and with their German-speaking colleagues by implementing English to German translation service. This should result in improved collaboration, higher output, and a more cohesive workplace environment.
How Can My Company Sell More Products in Germany?
Long-term dedication to market development and sales support is necessary for success in the German market; particularly if American businesses hope to overcome their disadvantage in comparison to their European competitors(geographical location). With that being said, the following 2 tactics recommended by the International Trade Administration are genuine ways to get your brand out there.
- Trade Fairs
Additionally, it might not be a bad idea to consider adding Digital Marketing and Online Marketplaces to your arsenal for a better reach.
You will need to translate and localize your marketing and sales collateral into German for an effective digital marketing strategy.
What Types of Content Should I Translate for Germany?
You should consider translating the following types of content and documents if you’d like to succeed in exporting your products and/or services to Germany. Most of the elite brands have come to trust EPIC Translations for providing genuine and official translations for their target audience.
- Product manuals
- Website copy
- Legal agreements
- Marketing collateral
Does EPIC Translations Offer Free Translation Samples?
EPIC Translations is happy to provide bona fide sample translations. The free sample translations can be up to 250 words for quality assessment purposes.
To request a sample translation please choose one of the contact methods listed below.
Moreover, you can test drive our free Spanish translation offer here.
Start Your Journey with EPIC Translations
We make it effortless and easy to work with us. EPIC Translations will take care of your English to German translation needs while you concentrate on growing your global market share.
Our English to German translation service enables you to reduce translation costs while maintaining accurate multilingual communications with your German stakeholders.
Simply put, EPIC Translations exists to support your document translation needs whether you need to translate product manuals, company newsletters, apps / website copy, or legal agreements.
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