Pangeanic has offered technical translations to major players in the automotive sector, as well as tool machine manufacturers. Our solutions encompassed technical personnel resident at plants during technical training sessions, automotive translations, motorbike/truck/car owner’s manuals, shop manuals, glossary compilation, press releases, market research translation and video training materials.

The automotive industry is historically responsible for the drive to standardization in many other supplier industries. It is a mature industry with established players, setting the trend and pace in many areas of the Economy – it is ahead of its time in many occasions. The need for automotive translation and localization has grown hand-in-hand with the need to reach wider and more global markets. Pangeanic offers years of experience in automotive translation, from user manuals to in-car software, even translation services for tool machine manufacturers to manufacture cars. We are familiar with all needs that accompany automotive translation, from corporate communications and marketing to highly technical document translation.

Specialist translation technologies for the automotive sector:

  • Advanced translation recycling tools for fast document translation
  • Glossary compilation
  • Creation of terminology databases to interface translation programs
  • Machine translation and post-editing
  • Use of translation formats (ttx, xliff, docx, with % percent TM leveraging)
  • Computer-assisted tools
  • Machine translation + human review and proof-reading
  • Voice overs for company video and product presentations
  • Post-translation terminology adherance Quality Assurance tools
  • User manuals desktop publishing + final PDF

Pangeanic uses trained staff and external resources to provide post-editing of content that has been machine-translated. We can build optimized engines with your terminology and style banking in years of experience in translation automation. Our MT engines are trained with your material so that the output reflects your style and your company’s terminology. Machine translation (or automated translation) has proved to cut time-to-market in documentation and translation costs by up to 30% and more in some cases.

Automation in translation processes from experts in automation in manufacturing

Some of our key personnel have spent a great deal of time working for machine tool manufacturers and automotive brands in the UK, Mexico and Spain. Because our automotive sector Machine Translation engines are trained with specific terms, texts and expressions only refering to this field, they are not affected by noise coming from other language areas. Some of our best successes come from the application of this technology to translations in the automotive field for user manuals, workshop manuals, software and all types of car-related documentation.

Our automotive translations dealt with all types of engine assembly, car manufacturing, tool machines, robotics...

Our automotive translations dealt with all types of engine assembly, car manufacturing, tool machines, robotics…

Since automotive texts enjoy a high degree of predictability and regularity, MT output is at one of highest qualities and we are able to provide the same linguistic quality as it is expected and achieved by standard human translation. One key feature of our PangeaMT system is that it will recognize which parts have been pre-translated with your existing TMs (Translation Memories) and PangeaMT serves as a productivity tool only pre-translating those segments which below a certain threshold to reduce the total cost of translating. You can even choose at what percentage MT will be used. Thus, you are benefiting from the best of both worlds, using standard Translation Memory technology but also obtaining pre-translation fast and efficiently for human post-editing.

A view of the system, requesting translation of segments below 75% match Post-editing speeds can multiply by 2 or 3 usual human output. The productivity increases you can expect and the cost reductions achievable usually depend on several factors but MT has already proved to pay for itself very quickly (ROI). And do not forget that MT engine output quality also increases over time as engines are re-trained. You are in a win-win situation using machine translation in the automotive field because you are already dealing with a controlled language and a specific domain with lots of bitexts available.

Read more about one of our Automotive Translations solution for Ford Motor Company‘s machine tool suppliers Guiddings&Lewis (now ThyssenKrupp).