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Press Release 23 Apr 2012

Dublin, April 23rd 2012 -- Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that CULTURETRANSLATE, a Frankfurt-based gaming localisation and testing provider, is to establish a games localisation and testing centre in Dublin, creating 30 new highly skilled positions.  The company will be seeking experienced translation and localisation specialists to join its existing global team at its Dublin office, which will play a key role in driving the company’s European growth. The Irish Government, through IDA Ireland, worked closely with the company to attract this investment to Ireland.

CULTURETRANSLATE, is based on a core localisation team, drawing on the skills of translation, games and finance specialists. The company currently serves 15 of the world’s leading gaming companies and provides language support in 18 different languages. The centre announced today will service the company’s existing contracts with its client gaming companies and will be responsible for servicing new contracts as the company grows and expands.    
 
Making the announcement, Minister Bruton said:"Today's announcement that CULTURETRANSLATE is locating in Ireland, creating 30 jobs is excellent news. A key part of the Government’s plan for jobs and growth is ensuring that we deepen and develop the impact of multinational investment here. We have a base of multinational companies here that is the envy of the world, but if we are to create the numbers of jobs we need we must build on this and attract a new cohort of companies which we haven’t reached before.
 
“Today’s announcement that five high-growth early-stage European companies are locating operations in Ireland with the creation of 77 jobs shows that this strategy is working. These are companies that might be relatively small now, but have the potential to grow exponentially and create large numbers of jobs here. Through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs I am determined to ensure that we attract a wider spread of multinational companies and help get Ireland back to work”.
 
Speaking at the announcement Claire Kudena, Managing Director, CULTURETRANSLATE said:Our Dublin operation will play a pivotal role in robustly driving our European business and we are calling on talented professionals to join us to assist us in growing our footprint in Europe. A key factor in our decision to locate in Ireland is the presence of a vibrant games industry and the established multilingual and technical skills base which will help us to provide comprehensive multilingual support to the wider European market”. 
 
Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “Much of Ireland’s success in the games sector has been down to our recognised competencies in areas such as software engineering, global customer relationship management, language skills base and localisation and analytics, however Ireland’s supportive pro-business environment for high growth emerging companies also make it an excellent fit in this space. I wish the company every success as it embeds and grows its Irish operation”. 

About CULTURETRANSLATE
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Founded in 2007 in Munich, Culturetranslate is now based in Frankfurt and has its start-up phase firmly behind it, having become a permanent fixture in the games and the translation industries.
We see ourselves as a connector between these two areas, providing some of the best translation services on the market – tailor made to the needs of the games sector.
 
CULTURETRANSLATE is based on a core localisation team, drawing on the skills of translation, games and finance specialists. Many of us have been here since the early years, embodying a company ethos that is all about finding, nurturing and keeping talent.
Some of our founding members of staff have considerable expertise in the recruitment industry, and this has allowed us to source and employ some of the best games localisation specialists out there.
By keeping these high-value workers busy and happy, our company has grown fast to reach its current place at the top of the games localisation sector.
 
We worked on popular games from all major video games developers and producers on popular games; many of our current clients are big names in the industry, and our staff is experienced at dealing with some of the highest-quality games on the markets.

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