A language service provider with an international outlook

Apostroph Group is the leading language service provider in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and works together with SMEs and international firms as well as NGOs, governing bodies and authorities. We employ highly qualified language experts and have a global network of validated freelancers who translate, proofread, edit and provide copywriting and subtitling services. We combine this wealth of human language intelligence with the latest translation technologies to offer you all the services you need for comprehensive and efficient language management.

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  • 160 in-house professionals – working together for the customer

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  • We convey messages across borders

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  • Transporting messages across language barriers

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  • Superior technology for machine translation

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  • Texts by professionals that appeal to the target audience

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Apostroph Group language service provider

Our figures for success: 100, 160, 2,000, 5,000

We at Apostroph can almost be seen as linguistic acrobats. Whether for English or Urdu, ‘easy language’ or German – we will always hit the spot. We have over 2,000 carefully selected language professionals in our freelancer database

We translate into 100 languages, and 160 dedicated in-house staff accompany your project from the very first contact to the final delivery. We are particularly proud about our references of 5,000 customers.

Wieners+Wieners Apostroph Group

Synergies are used: Wieners+Wieners GmbH and Apostroph Group join forces

1990 Wieners+Wieners GmbH was founded in Ahrensburg, near Hamburg, Germany.

2017 Wieners+Wieners GmbH merged with Apostroph Group, making it the leader in the DACH region.

2018 Strengthening of the north German location through the acquisition of Bremen-based López-Ebri Fachübersetzungen GmbH with the specialist brand medDOC.

2019 Acquisition of the Munich-based agency Burton, Van Iersel & Whitney to establish a greater presence in southern Germany. Ulrich Barnewitz, until then authorised representative and Head of Sales / Marketing and Service, assumes management of the company.

2020 López-Ebri and Burton, Van Iersel & Whitney merged and now operate under the name Wieners+Wieners.

2021 Further market penetration through the launch of the Apostroph Germany brand.

2022 Change of name from Wieners and Wieners to Apostroph Germany.

Dr Elisabeth Stofer and Wolfgang Krebs

Apostroph Switzerland

1994 Apostroph was founded by Dr Elisabeth Stofer and Wolfgang Krebs in Lucerne; even then, the fledgling company already had a command of 27 languages.
1996 The translation agency became the second Swiss company in the industry to receive the SQS ISO 9001 certificate.

Apostroph Group language service provider CEO Philipp Meier

Expansion thanks to new management

2010 Apostroph was taken over by private investors. Philipp Meier became the new CEO and he remains at the helm of the company to this day.

2013 With the acquisitions of Rolf Lüthi Übersetzungen AG in Bern, TraDoc SA in Lutry and allingua Übersetzungen AG in Zurich, Apostroph was able to boast three new sites in Switzerland.

2014 In an asset deal, Transdoc SA was integrated into the language service provider.

2017 Wieners+Wieners GmbH from Ahrensburg, Germany, took over Apostroph in March. The Apostroph brand was retained as a strategic brand in the German-speaking area. In October, Apostroph Switzerland acquired Transcript Übersetzungen AG in Zurich.

2020 The customer portfolio of USG AG in Bern was acquired by Apostroph as was Global Translations GmbH in Sutz-Lattrigen.

2021 Philipp Meier became CEO of Apostroph Group. Apostroph Group comprises the brands Apostroph Switzerland, Apostroph Germany, Wieners+Wieners and medDOC.

2022 Apostroph Switzerland acquires Marco Gehring Communications SA in Ticino.

Language service provider with an international focus

The result: an exciting combination of talent and technology

Today, Apostroph Group is not only the leading provider of high-quality and individual language services, but also advises clients comprehensively on multilingual communication and translation technology.

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Achieving goals together

  • Your projects in the best hands

    We work with single points of contact. As a result, you will be looked after by a highly experienced contact person who takes your needs into account and keeps you up to date at all times.
  • A spirit of partnership

    We have long-standing partnerships with many of our clients. In addition to quality, they appreciate our values such as reliability, transparency and fairness.
  • Language intelligence

    Our in-house IT and development department ensures the clever use of technologies so that humans and machines work in harmony in an intelligent way.