TransPerfect Opens Sophia Antipolis Location

NEW YORK, February 21, 2017

TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and translation-related technologies, today announced that it has opened its newest location in Sophia Antipolis, France.

The new office, the company’s third in France, is located in Sophia Antipolis—one of Europe’s most prominent technology parks and considered to be France’s “Silicon Valley”, with more than 1,500 businesses occupying over one million square meters of office space. Sophia Antipolis serves as the France operations hub for companies including Intel, Samsung, Accenture, Cisco, and HP.

TransPerfect’s decision to augment its existing France presence comes in direct response to growing demand for the services and technologies that globally minded organizations use to power international business, as well as the need to centralize technology development that will benefit the company’s clients around the world.

The Sophia Antipolis location will serve as both a technology center and a production hub, with integrated teams focused on developing the company’s translation management, media, and machine translation offerings, as well as other technology-centered initiatives.

The office is led by Eric Blassin, Executive Director of Technology for the company’s Translations.com division. Blassin will lead the on-site teams and also head the recruitment process for additional talent for the growing location.

“The business ecosystem in Sophia Antipolis is both rich and diverse, and the companies represented in this city are a truly impressive list of global leaders,” said Liz Elting, Co-CEO at TransPerfect. “Opening this new office in a technology-focused region will not only help us accelerate growth on that side of our business but also improve our software offerings for our clients around the world.”

Phil Shawe, Co-CEO at TransPerfect, added, “Sophia Antipolis, at its core, is a technology hotbed full of knowledge, opportunity, and top-level talent. We believe that by opening this new office, we will be able to forge partnerships and dynamic networks of some of Europe’s brightest developers who will work together to create new opportunities, products, and capabilities.”