When tapping into a foreign market, there are various types of documents that benefit the most from translation.They are particularly important to help your manufacturing business grow.
Today, the goal of building and keeping a continuous and clear communication between people, systems, and machines is a high priority for many manufacturers like you.
This is more so when entering a country where the majority of people do not speak English as their first language.
And this is why translation is the lifeblood of any manufacturing business that wants to grow in a foreign market.
But what does this mean for your business?
It means that it is time to translate your documentation in the language of your customers. In fact, with translation, you can ensure that all your content is managed for cross-language consistency to:
- communicate the correct manufacturing, installation and maintenance procedures
- avoid errors and safety risks caused by misunderstandings or miscommunication
- maintain compliance with standards, laws, and regulations
- differentiate and gain visibility in a highly competitive sector
But what types of documents can you translate for your manufacturing business?
Basically, there are three major categories of documents where you can put your translation efforts: technical, marketing and legal texts.
Let’s look at the 3 categories in detail.
1. TECHNICAL TEXTS
Product specifications, user manuals, catalogues
First and foremost your customers must understand clearly what your machines do and how to use them. But think about technical documentation like product specifications, user manuals, catalogues, health and safety documents, Material Safety Data Sheets, user and operating instructions, service, and maintenance manuals. They are full of technical jargon and terminology.
When your employees are well trained, they are more productive and work more effectively and efficiently.
Manufacturing and engineering articles
2. MARKETING TEXTS
Websites and blogs
Your website, blogs, product descriptions, and other online content inform your customers about your business, products, and services. They also help you communicate your brand story, explain your value proposition and build strong relationships with your customers and prospects.
3. LEGAL TEXTS
Contracts and agreements
Terms and Conditions
Permits and licenses
Policies and regulations
Policies, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), are necessary almost everywhere in the world.
Various documents benefit from translation and help your manufacturing business grow in a foreign country—and these are only some of them.
But you don’t have to translate all of them to be successful.
Consider picking the ones that are most valuable to your business, your target customers and your goals.
Your professional translator will certainly be happy to help you in making this decision.
So which documents will you choose to translate? Leave a comment and let me know.
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