ElaN Languages expands further in the Netherlands
ElaN Languages has acquired AVB Vertalingen, a renowned translation and interpretation agency in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. This marks another step in our growth strategy.
Stronger in the Netherlands
AVB is a family business founded more than 50 years ago by the mother of Managing Director Isabella van Rooij. She took over from her mother in 1999. AVB has since grown to become one of the largest providers of translation and interpretation services for the government and business sectors in the Netherlands. “ElaN is the ideal partner for AVB’s further professionalisation and growth, while maintaining our family business culture, our employees, and our translators and interpreters,” van Rooij explains.
AVB serves hundreds of clients every year, including quite a few government agencies. “AVB made this move to share mutual expertise and be even stronger in the Dutch translation and interpreting market. Thanks to the merger, we will also benefit even more from developments in the world of translation, such as machine translation, increasing digitalisation, and artificial intelligence,” continues Robrecht Beliën, CEO ElaN Languages.
On a growth trajectory
AVB is the third Dutch company to become a part of ElaN Languages, which previously acquired the Dutch translation agencies Translavic and PassworD. ElaN is keen to keep developing and therefore continues to look for new opportunities. “We remain alert for great opportunities in Europe,” says Robrecht Beliën ambitiously. With this, ElaN continues its growth trajectory in Europe. This year, ElaN has already acquired Belgian translation and interpretation agency Eloquentia, as well as Lingua-World, a translation agency with thirteen offices in Germany.
About ElaN Languages
ElaN Languages specialises in translation, copywriting, subtitling, and voice-over projects for companies. The linguistic agency has a turnover of 40 million euros, employs 170 people, and is headquartered in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. In addition, ElaN has branches in Heino and Amstelveen (the Netherlands) and Wrocław (Poland). Thirteen branches in Germany complete the picture (for now).