Company History

RWS has a long and successful heritage. M.H. Randall and Partners - a professional provider of patent translation services, was established in 1958.

Over the last 60 years, RWS has established itself as the world leader in translation and localization, intellectual property support solutions and life sciences language services. We are renowned for the high calibre of our teams and the top-tier quality of service that we provide.

Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the company has developed five dedicated divisions providing translation, patent filing, search and language services to a global client base across all industries.

RWS is headquartered in the UK and employs over 2,000 staff in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania. For a full list of office locations, please visit our contact page.

2018
RWS celebrated its 60th birthday
2017
Acquired Moravia
2017
Acquired Article One Partners LLC
2017
Acquired LUZ Inc.
2015
Acquired Corporate Translations Inc.
2013
Acquired inovia
2003
PatBase launched
2003
RWS Holdings Plc, the company's parent company, listed on the Alternative Investment Market in London
1995
Andrew Brode and 3i acquired RWS
1992
Became the first company in the translation industry to achieve ISO 9001 certification
1982
M.H. Randall and Partners and Woolcott and Company formed Randall Woolcott Services (RWS)
1958
M.H. Randall and Partners established in England