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Welcome to XTRA –
the experts for English-German translation

Are you looking for a translation partner who meets your high standards?
Do you want translations that read as if they were written in the original language?
Do you need a service provider with technical experience and who speaks your language?

You’ll find it all at XTRA, the experts for English-German translation.

Why XTRA?

If you’re not the type who’s willing to settle for off-the-rack solutions, XTRA is the right place for you.


Translations for the most demanding needs
With more than 20 years of experience in translating for renowned customers like IBM, SAP, and Oracle, we’re your ideal partner. Our USP? Our unconditional commitment to quality!

Experienced translators and project managers
Our employees are professionally trained translators. As project managers, they not only ensure smooth order execution; they also understand the craft and art of translation and perform translation work themselves regularly to stay up-to-date.

Quality reviews
We review all of our translations. Our editors not only make corrections, but also provide the finishing touches. The editors and translators work hand in hand. As a result, a good translation becomes a text that reads like an original.



Our portfolio

XTRA offers top-quality translations into German – and more.

Good translations don’t just involve correct spelling, punctuation, and the avoidance of content mistakes. A good translation has to strike the right tone, find the right words, and make an impact. Should the text be literal or figurative? Serious or relaxed? Informative or dazzling? All these factors depend on the type of text, the context, and the target audience. At XTRA, we understand this, and always adapt our language to the specific situation.

Your company demands quality. Quality that should also be reflected in your publications. Let us proofread your texts for correct spelling and grammar before you release them. With our proofreading service, the typo gremlin doesn’t stand a chance.

Do you have a video with spoken words and need the speakers’ statements in writing – to create a translation for subsequent dubbing or subtitling, for example? We can produce transcripts of spoken content.

Do you need voice recordings, for example, for e-learning sessions or product presentations? We provide high-quality recordings through our excellent, professional speakers. Ask us for sample recordings and a non-binding offer.

You already have a text, but it still sounds rough? Use our copy editing service and rely on our professional experience. When it comes to assuring that your target audience “gets the message”, you’re in the right hands with us. You’ll be amazed by the results!

Do you want to ensure that your translations meet specific quality standards? We can perform spot checks or full quality assurance. In the process, we categorize mistakes according to defined guidelines and issue a quality rating, enabling you to assess the quality of your translations objectively.

Do you have a video in English, but your target audience’s preferred language is German? We can provide your video with German subtitles, giving you a cost-effective way to expand the reach of your message.

Do you need translations in other languages than German, too? We’re still the ideal partner. Through our smartspokes partner network, we offer translations into more than 40 languages. Visit our smartspokes website and get in touch with us!

References

Our customers

From SME to global corporation: we produce English-German translations for a wide variety of industry sectors and target audiences.

Many of our customers have been with us for years, a fact we see as confirmation of the quality of our work.

IBM
Oracle
EMC
SAP

What our customers say



  • Your translations are very well received by the employees of the Presales team. They especially appreciate the smooth communication and outstanding quality. Thank you very much!

    SAP
  • We have enclosed your assessment for the past year. Congratulations on the excellent results!

    IBM
  • No matter which tasks we assign to XTRA – the result is simply fantastic!

    EMC
  • Thanks for your valuable suggestions in the “Vendor Ideas” area for improving our processes.

    Oracle

People

Our team

We are XTRA. We love languages. We work together to convey our customers’ thoughts and ideas into German, making sure that they are clear, comprehensible, and convincing.

Stefan

Stefan

Company Management

“At our company, everyone can play to their own strengths – that’s what makes us such a powerful, versatile team.”

Magda

Magda

Project management

“At XTRA, we love new challenges. They help me advance my skills continuously.”

Annette

Annette

Project management

“Friendly dealings with my co-workers, flexible working hours, a flexible workplace – I love working here!”

Steffi

Steffi

Account management

“I value the freedom of organizing my own work. “

Elena

Elena

Project Management

“I love the flexibility at XTRA. Berlin – Beijing – Braunschweig: no problem thanks to the home office concept.”

Volker

Volker

Quality assurance

“I like the high level of quality awareness, because work is more rewarding when you’re allowed to excel.”

Tina

Tina

Project Management

“Responsibility, quality, teamwork – I get to embody these values every day at XTRA.”

Kathrin

Kathrin

Project management

“I don’t just manage projects, but also work on the language aspects – and on a top-class team.”

Kirstin

Kirstin

Account management

“Interesting customers, exciting projects, great colleagues! That’s why I like working at XTRA – and have since 2005.”

Michaela

Michaela

Project Coordination

“Thanks to the professional environment at XTRA, I can always learn something new.”

Antje

Antje

Project management

“Demanding projects, but always with that certain XTRA amount of fun – that’s the perfect work-life balance for me.”

Daniel

Daniel

Project management

“XTRA doesn’t only ensure good quality; they also make sure we all get our proper coffee breaks. I like that.”

Stefan

Stefan

Company Management

“At our company, everyone can play to their own strengths – that’s what makes us such a powerful, versatile team.”

Magda

Magda

Project management

“At XTRA, we love new challenges. They help me advance my skills continuously.”

Annette

Annette

Project management

“Friendly dealings with my co-workers, flexible working hours, a flexible workplace – I love working here!”

Steffi

Steffi

Account management

“I value the freedom of organizing my own work. “

Elena

Elena

Project Management

“I love the flexibility at XTRA. Berlin – Beijing – Braunschweig: no problem thanks to the home office concept.”

Volker

Volker

Quality assurance

“I like the high level of quality awareness, because work is more rewarding when you’re allowed to excel.”

Tina

Tina

Project Management

“Responsibility, quality, teamwork – I get to embody these values every day at XTRA.”

Kathrin

Kathrin

Project management

“I don’t just manage projects, but also work on the language aspects – and on a top-class team.”

Kirstin

Kirstin

Account management

“Interesting customers, exciting projects, great colleagues! That’s why I like working at XTRA – and have since 2005.”

Michaela

Michaela

Project Coordination

“Thanks to the professional environment at XTRA, I can always learn something new.”

Antje

Antje

Project management

“Demanding projects, but always with that certain XTRA amount of fun – that’s the perfect work-life balance for me.”

Daniel

Daniel

Project management

“XTRA doesn’t only ensure good quality; they also make sure we all get our proper coffee breaks. I like that.”

Interested?

Would you like to join our team as a project manager, translator, and/or copy editor?
Please just send us an e-mail to xtra[at]smartspokes.com

Timeline

  • XTRA expands collaboration with SAP in marketing translation area.

    2015
  • XTRA assumes translation service and quality assurance for EMC.

    2014
  • XTRA Translation Services GmbH changes its form of incorporation and becomes SMARTSPOKES AG, a stock corporation.

    2013
  • XTRA wins global tender by IBM Learning Services.

    2012
  • XTRA translates training courses for DELL.

    2011
  • XTRA translates web specials for FIFA World Cup and Formula 1 Racing campaigns.

    2010
  • XTRA localizes e-commerce websites for FISSLER and POLO.

    2009
  • XTRA assumes translation service for IT consulting firm CSC.

    2008
  • XTRA becomes vendor to ORACLE for the German translation of ERP products.

    2007
  • XTRA becomes new translation partner to SAP for translations into German.

    2006
  • XTRA wins bid for translation service of British life insurance company Clerical Medical.

    2005
  • XTRA takes over German translation and testing for LOTUS products after its acquisition by IBM.

    2004
  • XTRA provides German translations for websites of the HILTON hotel chain.

    2003
  • XTRA begins long-term collaboration with vendor of printer software and assumes quality assurance for IBM.

    2002
  • XTRA Translation Services GbR, formerly a partnership, incorporates as a limited liability company (GmbH).

    2001
  • XTRA translates a series of WBTs (web-based training) for IBM GLOBAL SERVICES.

    2000
  • XTRA translates first CBTs (computer-based training) for IBM.

    1999
  • XTRA continues to grow and relocates to offices in the RONDA Tower in Böblingen.

    1998
  • XTRA becomes partner to HEWLETT-PACKARD and translates software and documentation for CAD customers.

    1997
  • XTRA translates ERP software for IBM AS/400.

    1996
  • XTRA becomes IBM translation partner for CAD and ERP customers.

    1995
  • XTRA becomes preferred vendor to IBM DEUTSCHLAND.

    1994
  • XTRA Translation Services GbR founded. The company is headquartered in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart.

    1993

Contact

Where to find us:

You can reach Böblingen by rail in 20 minutes from Stuttgart Airport/Messe or the central station.
Our office in the RONDA Tower is about 5 minutes by foot from Böblingen station.

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XTRA

    XTRA Übersetzungen is a brand of SMARTSPOKES AG

  • SMARTSPOKES AG
    Calwer Str. 7
    D-71034 Böblingen
  • +49-7031-213 66-0
  • +49-7031-213 66-77
  • xtra[at]smartspokes.com
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