Translation company Intonations has acquired one of the oldest language service providers in the industry, UPS Translations. Intonation hopes to strengthen its reputations in the creative sector as well as contribute to its mainstream client base in the legal, financial, engineering, patent and medical industries.
United Publicity Services, parent company of UPS Translations, was launched in 1947 by the Silver family to provide specialised communication services including translation for film, radio and TV. The brand worked for organisations such as film production company Working Title, on projects from subtitling and copywriting to dubbing.
Justin Silver, managing director of UPS, is overseeing the handover of the family business, which will operate under the Intonation brand – Intonation incorporating UPS Translations.
“UPS Translations is one of the longest standing language providers and is a very well respected brand, both in creative and mainstream circles,” said Dan Peachey (pictured), translation manager at Intonation.“We are extremely pleased to have acquired a business which bolsters our presence in the creative sectors and further afield. The acquisition marks an excellent start to 2014 as we continually strengthen our reputation for providing clear, accurate and efficient language services for individuals and companies in the UK and beyond.”
Silver added: “My father established UPS Translations in London to deal with the growing capabilities of mass media. He established a reputation for providing responsive, accurate and mother tongue translations for the creative sector which endures to this day.”