espaTrans – Your partner for professional translations

We offer translation services of various kinds into a variety of languages worldwide – for business and private clients as well as authorities.
With us at your side, languages will become bridges on which your products and services will pass mountains and rivers.

We are the 6 people behind the owner-managed translation agency in Kiel founded in 2000, and with us there are more than 300 translators whose years of experience in their fields of expertise will take your text safely to its destination.
By specialising in technical translations, we see ourselves as the ideal point of contact for industry, trade and commerce throughout Germany and beyond.

Our translation services are all-inclusive: We handle professional translations of text and drawing documents in all common digital formats – MS Office Suite, Adobe products and exports from content management systems. If documents may not be available in digital form, we also take care of the text recognition.

espaTrans represents

  • More than 20 years of experience
  • Highest professionalism
  • Absolute adherence to time schedules
  • Transparent pricing
  • Flexibility

Get to know espaTrans.
Write to us or call us. We will be happy to provide you with a non-binding – free of charge – offer. Together we will plan and implement your desired project!

Our services at a glance

  • Specialist translation and localisation
  • Layout
  • Editing / proof-reading
  • Interpreting
  • Certified translation
  • Translation memories
  • Terminology databases

Specialist translation and localisation

of technical documentation, manuals, financial reports, commercial correspondence, contracts and patents, promotional texts, customer magazines and many more.
Adaptation of software programs / user interfaces etc. to linguistic, cultural and other requirements of a specific target environment.

Certified translations

of official documents, such as certificates, degrees, identification documents or deeds. Sworn specialist translators authorised by the relevant courts ensure the accurate translation of the original documents.


We adhere to your layout requests and arrange your translated documents in accordance with your specifications.

Editing / proofreading

Have your in-house translations thoroughly checked by our specialist translators.


Consecutive, simultaneous and whispered interpretation for lectures, discussions, negotiations, conferences.
We will advise you in the choice of both suitable technology and interpreters.

Translation memories

are a by-product of electronic translations tools (CAT) and enable the creation of company-specific terminology databases (translation memories).
In addition to linguistic consistency, this also guarantees more cost-effective updates of documentation that has already been translated by espaTrans.
Divided by language pairs, our translation memories are each tailored to the individual client.

Terminology databases

are used for the systematic management of specialist terminology and abbreviations. This guarantees a consistent and more productive translation of specialist terms into various target languages and prevents contradictory content within large projects.
New database entries are always made in close consultation with the client. This ensures that the translation of key terms always matches your corporate standards.

Our clients

Many clients have put their trust in us and benefit from our long-term experience in the translation industry. Our clients comprise small to medium-sized enterprises, international corporate groups, authorities and private clients. We particularly impress with our expertise in the fields of technology, finances, law and marketing, our adherence to time schedules, and uncomplicated and friendly communication. Our clients also highly appreciate our ability and willingness to familiarise ourselves with topics that initially seem somewhat unusual.

Find some of our clients and their experience with espaTrans here:



allmineral Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG


Automation Dr. Nix GmbH & Co. KG


AVL Zöllner Marine GmbH


Bendel Werkzeuge

Bad Bevensen

C-deg environmental engineering GmbH


Delta Universe


DESIGNA Verkehrsleittechnik GmbH


Ekato Group Deutschland




GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung


Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG


GTS Deutschland GmbH


HEW Herforder Elektromotoren-Werke GmbH & Co. KG


IBAK Helmut Hunger GmbH & Co. KG


Job GmbH


KNF Group


Köhler + Partner GmbH


MacGregor Germany GmbH & Co. KG


MacGregor Norway AS

Arendal, Norwegen

MEPAX SA, Biarritz


Ministry of the Interior, Municipal Affairs, Housing and Sports


Nokke Ky

Pori, Finnland

Steinert Elektromagnetbau GmbH


TGP Landschaftsarchitekten


Thales Gruppe


Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems


Vivanco Gruppe AG


Vossloh Locomotives GmbH


WISTRO Elektro-Mechanik GmbH


Quality, reliability, kindness

ABB AG - Calor Emag Medium Voltage Products

The quality of the documents, the reliability and the friendly contact convinced me of espaTrans. I look forward to a cooperation on future projects.The quality of the documents, the reliability and the friendly contact convinced me of espaTrans. I look forward to a cooperation on future projects.

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Very attentive staff and pleasant cooperation

Nokke Ky, Finland

During the last ten years, I have gained experience with several translation agencies. espaTrans, however, was the first agency to tell me about the importance of the context. The translators are very attentive and place queries and feedback on the translations. Since the beginning of our cooperation, the translation quality considerably increased. The communication is very positive, flexible and friendly.
I would like to say Thank you and look forward to future projects.

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Convincing quality!

Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG

Getriebebau NORD has been working together with the espaTrans team for many years. espaTrans consistently convinced us with high professional and personal expertise, flexibility, fast responsiveness and excellent service. All of our technical, marketing-specific and other in-house documentation is translated by espaTrans, in some cases into more than 30 languages.

Source: Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG

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Great price-performance ratio and high professional expertise

Thales Deutschland Land & Air

For almost 10 years espaTrans has been translating our technical manuals into 4 different languages. As our manuals relate to complex high-technology products for the aviation industry, our customers highly appreciate the perfectly comprehensible and reliably correct translations. Usually, the projects are handled by translators experienced in the subject matter which greatly benefits the quality and speed of order processing. The friendly and competent communication makes working with the team a throughout positive experience. The great price-performance ratio paired with high-level expertise is without equal in the market.

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espaTrans – Our reliable and professional partner

MacGregor Germany GmbH & Co. KG

MacGregor is an international group operating primarily in the shipbuilding industry. espaTrans has been proving itself as a reliable and professional partner for more than 15 years, serving all our translation topics. Whether it concerns operation manuals (even into exotic languages), spare parts lists, contracts or even bad-quality PDFs – espaTrans always works in a cost-efficient and timely manner delivering high-quality translations.

As professionals, they are of course able to implement our content management system’s requirements and are working with product-specific terminology databases in order to ensure the quality of our

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Flexible and short reaction time

WISTRO Elektro-Mechanik GmbH

When it comes to translations, we and espaTrans have been cooperating for many years already.
During this time the team has consistently proven by flexibility, short reaction times and a great price-performance ratio. We therefore continue to believe in having found the ideal partner for our translation needs in espaTrans.

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Translations provided by espaTrans in English, French and Spanish language are outstanding

BENDEL Werkzeuge GMBH & CO. KG

We want to thank you for nearly 20 years of successfully cooperating with your team. Your professional and competent consulting service, fair conditions, reliability and flexibility on carrying out complex translation projects (brochures, websites etc.) convinced us from the beginning.

For us as a export-oriented company it is of utter importance to promote our products with professional translations. English, French and Spanish translations delivered by you are outstanding. This is also confirmed by our customers.

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We highly value espaTrans

IBAK Helmut Hunger GmbH & Co. KG

For many years, espaTrans has been in charge of translating our documentation, mainly operation manuals, into 12 target languages.
As a manufacturer and distributor of technical systems we are often bound to tight delivery deadlines.
At espaTrans we profit by a quick offer creation process and translations on time.
We highly value espaTrans as a reliable and customer-oriented business partner.
For espaTrans, translation quality and customer satisfaction are fundamental.
We are looking forward to a further trustful cooperation.

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