Expert translations for the chemical industry

We are trusted by major global companies to supply chemical translation services across industries ranging from transport, aerospace and petrochemicals to paints and construction. With the chemicals industry facing unique pressures from evolving technology and rising customer expectations, we know the right words can mean the competitive edge. That is why our clients rely on us to deliver chemical translations and interpreting with unrivalled accuracy, consistency and reliability in more than 150 languages.

Chemical translations by a uniquely qualified team

Our team of expert linguists, qualified chemists and chemical engineers remain at the forefront of their industry, retaining and updating a peerless technical vocabulary and applying their skills to specialist subjects ranging from catalysts and composites to paints and coatings. From critical material safety data sheets to websites and employee training materials, our versatile team delivers chemical translation services to ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 quality standards, capable of meeting objectives across all of your company’s business functions.

  • As a Group, we translate more than 1.5 billion words per year
  • More than 150 languages covered
  • Consistent terminology and high-quality translations
  • Language and subject matter specialists
  • Seamless integration with your team and a single point of contact
  • Time and cost savings through technology and process optimization
  • Complete confidentiality with robust security measures

Our services to the chemical sector

I chose to work with RWS as they demonstrated very quickly that they understood the service that was required and they quickly exceeded my expectations. From the outset it became apparent that they are a professional, well-structured and flexible organization, giving me the confidence to concentrate on other things.

A unified voice across every discipline

As the sole supplier of translation services to a leading global chemical company, our strong technical background and operational expertise has led to a thorough understanding of our client’s global brand. This allows us to offer support throughout the entire life cycle of the company’s products, helping to deliver its global message through a single, unified voice across its technical, legal, marketing, HR and corporate communications disciplines.

World-class consistency and efficiency

Another major chemical company appointed RWS as its preferred global translation supplier with the brief to centralize its translation procurement process. We implemented a translation management platform and added a terminology management system, as well as regular reviews with a dedicated account team. This ensured total language consistency for our client and avoided duplication across their numerous locations. We now provide the company with translations in over 20 language combinations to sites in North and South America, Europe and China.

Dedicated to long-term excellence

Over the past 15 years, we have provided translation and interpreting services to a Fortune 500 chemical company in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Malay and Chinese. By maintaining the latest industry reference materials and developing translation memories and glossaries, our chemical translation team has achieved complete alignment with our client’s corporate voice.

Translations we complete for chemical clients

Technical translations

  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • EHS information
  • Materials handling documentation
  • Process reports
  • Production data
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • User and training manuals
  • Product specifications
  • Process descriptions

HR translations

  • Training materials
  • Induction documents
  • Codes of conduct
  • Educational games and videos
  • Learning apps
  • Presentation materials
  • E-learning courses
  • Surveys
  • Training posters/hand-outs
  • Course materials

Legal and finance translations

  • Policies
  • Contracts
  • Terms and conditions
  • Audits
  • Annual and interim reports
  • Financial statements
  • Trust reports and accounts
  • Tax returns
  • Property sales documents
  • Loan agreements

Marketing and corporate communications

  • Announcements
  • Content marketing
  • Tenders
  • Product brochures
  • Packaging information
  • Websites and digital content
  • Press releases
  • Speeches
  • Consumer magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Employee newsletters and updates
Contact us for more information
Telephone+44 (0) 1753 480 200