Transline is one of the largest German translation service providers. The company employs around 150 people at a total of 7 locations and works with around 5,000 specialist translators worldwide. In recent years, Transline has invested heavily in the digitization of its own business model and has developed a leading workflow software that automates process steps. This significantly strengthens its competitive position by enabling a higher and faster processing of customer requests and leading to efficiency enhancements throughout the entire service provision process.
The company operates in an attractive market environment whose structural growth is driven by increasing digitization and globalization. In addition, the market for language services is very fragmented and is therefore subject to strong consolidation pressure. This creates significant growth opportunities via buy-and-build measures designed to acquire new customers and unlock new sectors.
Dr Wolfgang Sturz,
Revenue in 2021
EUR 20.5 million Mio. Euro
Employees (31 Dec. 2021)
1986, by Dr Sturz
Shareholding in %
Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Blue Cap AG offers the company support with the following projects:
- _Inorganic growth through M&A and thereby unlock new sectors
- _Continuation of international expansion
- _Optimization and expansion of the digital sales strategy
- _Expansion of the service portfolio and thus the development of new market areas
Dr Wolfgang Sturz, CEO and founder, has almost 50 years of experience in the translation industry. He was able to successfully develop today's Transline, which he founded in 1986, into one of the market-leading companies for translation services. In 2017 the graduated Dr.-Ing. handed over the operational management to Katja Schabert and provides support in strategic projects.
Katja Schabert has been on board as CEO since 2015 and is responsible for the operational management. The business administration graduate, who speaks Russian, Chinese and French in addition to English, previously managed the Chinese branch of the language service provider Intermundos in Beijing. After initially being responsible for corporate development and controlling at Transline, she took over the management of Transline Language Services GmbH & Co. KG in July 2016. She has been CEO of Transline Deutschland GmbH since April 2017.
“Being connected with the whole world both from behind the desk and personally, this is what fascinates us each and every day.”