Company History

A long and successful heritage dating back to 1958

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 in-house teams and the top-tier quality of service that we provide.

Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the company has developed four dedicated divisions providing translation, patent filing, search and language services to a global client base across all industries. This includes: legal and financial, medical and pharmaceutical, energy, engineering and telecoms.

RWS employs over 1,000 staff in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, China, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden and Switzerland.

2017
Acquired LUZ Inc.
2015
Acquired Corporate Translations Inc.
2015
Awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade for the fifth time
2014
Acquired PharmaQuest
2013
Acquired inovia
2012
Acquired Davda Associates Ltd
2009
Acquired CommuniCare
2008
Acquired Document Services Center
2005
Acquired Eclipse Translations Ltd
2003
RWS Holdings Plc, the company's parent company, listed on the Alternative Investment Market in London
2002
Acquired Ad-Ex Translations Ltd
2000
Acquired Edgeworth King
1998
Acquired Polyglot
1998
Acquired Translation and Language Consultants Ltd
1997
Acquired Askus Translation Service
1992
Became the first company in the translation industry to achieve ISO 9001 certification
1992
Acquired Lawyers’ and Merchants’ Translation Bureau
1988
Acquired J.A. Brodrick & Co. Ltd
1987
Acquired Mantra Ltd
1987
Acquired UK & US Translators
1987
Acquired Translagency
1982
M.H. Randall and Partners and Woolcott and Company formed Randall Woolcott Services (RWS)
1958
M.H. Randall and Partners established in England

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