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We are the translation agency that gives you that little bit more. Our top-quality translations, tailored to the client's intended target market and culture, help businesses large and small to succeed internationally.

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GLOBALscandinavia Translations

We are a professional translation agency with offices in Malmö, Copenhagen and Oslo.

We want to help you to succeed internationally

We are the translation agency that gives you that little bit more. Our top-quality translations, tailored to the client's intended target market and culture, help businesses large and small to succeed internationally.

More than 38 years of experience

We have been providing first-class translations since 1983. We work for large corporations such as Mercedes-Benz,Hoya Lenses and Willab Garden as well as for small businesses. All clients value our dedication and service-oriented culture.

Our Mission

Our mission is to use our passion for language to help clients grow and prosper at international level. We facilitate better business relations between vendors and buyers, distributors and end-customers, and producers and consumers.

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GLOBALscandinavia – more than 38 years of translations and development

GLOBALscandinavia has recently celebrated its 38th anniversary. It was Ralf Hohle Hansen who first had the idea of starting the company as a student at Handelshøjskolen in Copenhagen (now CBS – Copenhagen Business School). There he attended the international business communication programme, and in 1983 became an authorised translator and interpreter to and from German and, as his secondary language, English. Below is Ralf’s own story.

From analogue to digital

At first I worked as a sole trader from premises in central Copenhagen, working on translation and interpretation services for small businesses in the Copenhagen area. After a while, two partners (also English and German translators) linked up with the company, which was given the name SprogData A/S. After some time, this partnership ended, and at this time we experienced the revolution that electronic word processing brought. We invested in a system that was advanced for the time, the IBM System 80, with three computers and a huge printer, and started using programmes such as Word and WordPerfect.

Growth in customer collaborations that continues today

The number of customers grew, and the company began hiring translators in various languages. We worked for IBM and other companies in Denmark and abroad, and we delivered certified translations to authorities. We also began to get assignments from Bohnstedt-Petersen A/S, who imported Mercedes cars from Germany. That was the start of our cooperation with Daimler. The first agreement was signed in 1983, so the cooperation has now been running for over 38 years.

Name change and geographical expansion

After 17 years in Copenhagen, there were about 25 of us translators working at premises in Ny Adelgade and Hovedvagtsgade in central Copenhagen. In 2004, we were named a ‘Gazelle’ company in Denmark for our large increase in turnover and profit. At the same time, we employed more Swedish translators. Most lived in Malmö and Lund and commuted to Copenhagen every day. That year we also changed our name to GLOBALscandinavia Translation. After a few years it was time to end this travelling back and forth between Sweden and Denmark. In 2008 we opened an office in Malmö in order to be closer to our Swedish customers. The business continued to grow and we opened a Finnish department with Finnish translators and freelancers. In 2010, we acquired a Norwegian translation company, with the owners, employees and freelancers becoming part of GLOBALscandinavia. Today we have several employees in Norway and an office in central Oslo.

Tradition and development

And here we are today. The future of the translation industry belongs to those companies that can work smart and take advantage of the technical possibilities for fast and accurate translation as efficiently as possible. We have more than three decades of experience and continue to challenge ourselves to find new ways to be an attractive partner for our customers.

Language Industry Certification System

Certified in accordance with ISO 17100, ISO 18587 Machine Translation and Post-Editing.

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Our Team

We are passionate about language and Scandinavian translations

Ralf Hohle Hansen

Ralf Hohle Hansen

CEO

Anne Dorte Broustbo

Anne Dorte Broustbo

CSO

Carina Hohle

Carina Hohle

HR

Helene Hohle

Helene Hohle

Social Media

Åke Jonsson

Åke Jonsson

Translator and Proofreader

Andreas Nordahl

Andreas Nordahl

Translator and Proofreader

Antti Mänttäri

Antti Mänttäri

Translator and Proofreader

Nils-Martin Lundsgård

Nils-Martin Lundsgård

Translator and Proofreader

Susanne Jacobsen

Susanne Jacobsen

Translator and Proofreader

Svein Inge Melander

Svein Inge Melander

Translator and Proofreader

Tina R. Henriksen

Tina R. Henriksen

Translator and Proofreader

Maria Zangerl

Maria Zangerl

Key Account Manager

Nina Sandig

Nina Sandig

Project manager

Wiebke Gellersen

Wiebke Gellersen

Project Manager

Sofia Nilsson

Sofia Nilsson

Project Manager

Sarah Olsson

Sarah Olsson

Project Manager

Pia Lassen

Pia Lassen

Project Manager

Lone Beheshty

Lone Beheshty

Project Manager

Hanna Grasso

Hanna Grasso

Project Manager

Charlotte Lindholm

Charlotte Lindholm

Project Manager

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