Automation industry

The core industry of PRODOC for technical translations is the automation industry. The majority of our customers are international companies who develop or use automation technology.

Automation industry as a driving force

The automation industry is a rapidly expanding branch of industry that is on the rise in almost every industry.


  • Strong global competition in all branches of industry makes continuous progress a must for companies.

    Advanced automation, which has been made possible by many technical developments, is therefore indispensable in all key industries due to its numerous possibilities for increasing efficiency and productivity.

  • The functionality and use of state-of-the-art technologies leads to an increasing need for top quality technical translations.

    This is particularly essential for internationally operating companies who provide many different industries with future-orientated technical equipment.

Technical Translations for the Automation Industry

  • PRODOC produces technical translations for all automation industry requirements, and therefore provides a decisive service at the interface between innovative companies and their customers all over the world.

    The companies for which we are active in this area are primarily medium-sized German companies from the automation industry, but also companies from other EU states and overseas.

    The goal of our technical translations for this industry is not least optimized workflow for the specialists who work with the products made by our customers. Integration of new automation technology in the working environment directly at the industrial site in a way that is optimum and as smooth as possible is a prerequisite for utilizing the full potential of your innovations.

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      We create technical translations of your product information with the respective target group in mind. The systematic use of CAT tools ensures consistency and cost efficiency…

Specialists from industrial production reap the benefits

  • The higher the degree of automation, the more independent complex machines and systems are from human intervention.

    The degree of automation has been increased tremendously by decisive advancements made in signal detection and electronic signal processing.

    The goals of these innovations are clear: greater performance capability of manufacturing facilities as a whole, easing the burden on personnel with regard to dangerous or redundant work processes, reducing personnel costs and much more.

  • Skilled workers in fully automated industrial production can concentrate more and more on tasks such as maintenance of the machines, elimination of faults, material replenishment, finished part transportation and other comparable work as the degree of automation increases.

    In order to make work as smooth as possible for these skilled workers, the communication of all of the relevant information for the technologies and the functionality thereof for your products is a prerequisite. In order to be able to guarantee this at international level, high-quality technical translations are essential.

Important elements of automation technology

  • The following technical areas are among the most important elements of automation technology:

    • Measuring and sensors
    • Control
    • Control
    • Communication
    • Human-machine interfaces
    • Safety

    and the implementation itself.

    PRODOC is the expert for technical translations in all EU languages and important Asian languages for all of these areas.

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Services for the automation industry

  • Production and technical translation of documents

    PRODOC Translations has produced technical translations for the following document types for products in the above-mentioned groups:

    • Operating manuals
    • Data sheets
    • Catalogs
    • Application reports
    • Device software

    Furthermore, our repertoire also includes the translation of entire customer websites in the field of automation technology, and the upkeep of these websites so that they are always up to date in all of the required languages.

    Optimization of documents for translation

    In our blogs on the topic of Translation, you will find information concerning the optimization of different file types such as Adobe Framemaker, Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Word and also the translation of web sites.

  • Languages and language combinations

    PRODOC Translations has experience with translations for the specified product groups and document types in the following language combinations:

    Source languages

    Most of our translating is done from German or from English. However, we can also provide direct translations between German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

    Target languages

    Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Detailed information

    You will find detailed information about some important source and target languages in our blogs on the subject of language combinations.

Product groups of the automation industry

The automation technology sector includes the following product groups:

  • Drive technologies
  • Operating and monitoring
  • IPCs and network technology
  • Measurement, control, adjustment
  • Sensors
  • Power supply