In this brief, we present 35 of the world’s leading providers of translation, localization, and interpreting services. We also size the market based on 2009 reported revenue data, and present our projections for the next five years.
This year’s list of top-earning includes four visible tiers of revenue (see Table 1). At the top, three companies hover around a level of US$400 million. The next seven firms earn between US$100 and 300 million. After the top 10 companies, there is a significant drop-off in reported earnings. The next 15 companies on the list range from around US$30 to 85 million. Language service providers (LSPs) in the final group earn more than US$18 million, but less than US$30 million