Our Awards and Recognitions
Argos Multilingual is proud to be recognized by some of the most important and influential publications and organizations in our industry and around the world. Our reputation is poised to continue with strong growth in the future.
Top 75 of the Nimdzi 100 Ranking – 2018, 2019
John Deere Achieving Excellence Program – 2014, 2015, 2018
Gazele Biznesu Award – 2014
Diamonds of Forbes Magazine – 2009, 2010, 2011
European Business Awards (EBA) – 2011
Best Company for Working Mothers – 2007, 2010
Kimon Fountoukidis took his home-based translation work to the next level and opened his own business. Argos started off as a single language vendor (SLV) servicing local clients and European multi-language vendors (MLVs) providing translations into Polish. (In case you were wondering, the company is named after Kimon’s dog!)
An Angel Gives Us Wings
In the year 2000, Argos received financing from a Krakow-based angel investor looking to help grow the business.
After a year of confidence building, Argos began offering full-service software localization solutions to our clients. This helped place us on the European map of reliable SLVs.
In 2002, we decided to change from being a Polish SLV to a regional MLV specializing in Eastern European languages.
Our First ISO Certification
In 2003, Argos was certified with the ISO 9001 standard for having created and implemented a quality management system. We later became certified with ISO EN 15038 (the European Quality Standard for Translation Service Providers) and ISO 13485 (a Quality Management System suitable for Medical Devices and related services.)
DTP Dream Team
With an ever-expanding service offering, we wanted to make more services available in-house and decided to set up a desktop publishing (DTP) team that would ensure the highest-quality DTP work for our client base.
As our clients grew, so did we! Our clients needed more services and the demand to provide translations into other languages increased, so we transformed ourselves into a full-service MLV.
Coming to America
We set foot in the land of opportunity, setting up our first American office in Chicago.
Changing the Client Profile
In 2010 we decided to shift our business focus and client profile to the life sciences, industrial manufacturing, and IT industries.
Not a Supplier, a Partner
We wanted to be more than just a supplier to our clients, so in 2012 we revised our business model and moved toward being a global solutions provider and partner.
Acquired SH3 Inc.
In 2014, we acquired a US-based language service provider, SH3 Inc., specializing in technical translations and solutions for the manufacturing industry. This opportunity paved the way for both businesses to reach new markets more easily.
Acquired ENLASO Corporation
In 2017, we acquired the ENLASO Corporation, an enterprise language solutions provider based in Boulder, Colorado. This acquisition added to our strong existing team of US-based localization professionals, particularly in the life sciences industry.
In 2020, Argos welcomed our new CEO Véronique Özkaya, who brings us the detailed knowledge and progressive vision she has gained from years of high-level management experience in the translation and localization industry.
In January 2021 we acquired Dublin-based Chillistore, a company that specializes in language quality assurance and inclusive localization.
Acquired Venga Global
In 2021, we acquired Venga Global, a San Francisco-based company that offers translation, localization, and AI thought leadership in over 150 languages. Venga’s unique experience and expertise perfectly complements the world-class services that we already offer.
A Leading Language Solutions Provider
Today, Argos Multilingual is a global language solutions provider, servicing clients in the life sciences, manufacturing, and technology industries.