The company was founded by Thomas Benchakroun in the year 1980 in Hamburg, Germany and initially traded under the corporate designation Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen. Since its opening in 1980 in Hamburg the demand for and customer basis of the translation bureau have grown continuously. After only a few years it was already clear that a concentration on just one location would not be sufficient to cope with the huge demand for translations. And so it was that a nation-wide network of branch offices was created that was able to do justice to the growing demand for translations. The first offices to open were those in Frankfurt, Bremen and Hanover, followed by Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin and Düsseldorf and, last of all, Karlsruhe. The company’s head office is located in the city centre of Hamburg. In 2006 the company changed its name from Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen to Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen GmbH. The service provider soon gained customers both at home and abroad. The principle of using native speakers as translators, which is at the core of the company’s philosophy, found particular appreciation. There was also a great demand for the production of authenticated translations in the private sector also. Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen GmbH is today one of the leading translation companies in the languages services sectors.
The main focus of activity is on the production of expert translations and the supply of interpreters. The company also undertakes technical support by providing interpreting techniques such as simultaneous interpretation equipment, interpretation booths, visitors’ guidance systems etc. Also included in the services offered in the foreign languages field are the performance of editorial and proof-reading tasks, the compilation of translation expert assessments and the provision of professional language trainers for both private and company tuition. Other main service focal points are website localisation, DTP – services and foreign language typesetting, the deployment of CAT Tools and Content Management Systems plus professional terminology management. All services are offered for all language combinations. Thanks to its nation-wide network of branch offices and broad basis of translators, Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen GmbH also offers its services as express services.
Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen GmbH is certified according to the standard DIN EN 15038:2006-08.
All standard CAT-Tools such as Trados, ACROSS, Déjà-Vu, Transit etc. are used in the translation bureau.
Profi Schnelldienst Fachübersetzungen GmbH’s network of branch offices is spread across the entire territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition to the company’s head office in Hamburg, further offices are maintained in Berlin, Bremen, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Munich (As of 2014).