EEF National Manufacturing Conference – technical sector recognises the need to communicate in multiple languages

In February, Eclipse Translations took part in the 2017 EEF National Manufacturing Conference.  The sell-out conference saw over 800 key players from the manufacturing and engineering sector descending on the QEII Conference Centre in the heart of Westminster.

Politicians, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Shadow Chancellor Rt Hon John McDonnell MP were joined by commentators, the Financial Time’s Martin Wolf and the BBC’s Steph McGovern, perfume guru and entrepreneur Jo Malone and industry stalwarts and supply chain specialists including Colin Lawther – Senior Vice President, Nissan, Supply Chain Europe and Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens plc.

A jam-packed programme saw debate on streamlining production, refining supply chains, boosting exports and managing the workforce. The impact of Brexit was, of course, high on the agenda with UK companies facing the challenge of managing different supply chains and manufacturing and compliance issues for the UK and Europe.  And, of course, there was discussion on the manufacturing buzzwords of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the Internet of Things and industrial automation.

Those we spoke to were keen to learn more about how they could make current processes more effective in a global environment.   It was obvious they wanted not only to communicate effectively with clients and prospective clients in their own language but also with their suppliers and employees to increase efficiency and manage safety issues.

There was a very definite acknowledgement and realisation that the technical sector needs to get its message across in multiple languages to succeed. These industries including automotive, aerospace and construction have some very specific terminology that needs accurate translation and interpreting and we have a network of sector specialists. Projects we were asked about included website localisation, translation of technical manuals, legal contracts and health & safety documents as well as multi-language ELearning content.

We have considerable expertise in many of these areas in fact if it was a game of snap, it would be easy to match our knowledge to these sector requirements! The Top 5 areas where we can help the manufacturing sector are:

  • Developing a global strategy
  • Meeting regulatory requirements and making safety everyone’s business
  • Driving workforce engagement
  • Implementing lean processes
  • Supporting Industry 4.0

You can read more about this here: https://blog.eclipse-translation.co.uk/2017/01/19/top-5-ways-eclipse-translations-supports-manufacturing-companies/

On a practical level, that means just some of the things we can help with are:

Annual Reports, Licensing Agreements & Commercial Contracts, Specialist Sector Reports, Technical Manuals, Tender Proposals, Manufacturing Batch and Materials Handling Documentation, Process Development Reports, Production Data, Safety Data Sheets, EH Information, Patents, Training Manuals, Promotional Materials, Recruitment Briefs, European Works Councils, Business Meetings and Site Audits.

 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any projects in more detail.