Argos Multilingual was founded in Kraków, Poland in 1996. We began as a translation company that specialized in Eastern European languages and have since grown into a full service Global Language Solutions provider. We specialize in three core industry verticals; life sciences, industrial manufacturing and hardware/software. Understanding the uniqueness of content types, we apply an individual approach to translating technical, marketing, software and business support content.
In 2014 and 2017, Argos acquired two US-based companies. The combined enterprises offer clients greater operational efficiencies as well as customer support locations in both Europe and the US. In addition, thanks to our lower cost production facility in Poland we are able to provide both outstanding customer service wherever you are based while at the same time guaranteeing you great value for money.
Today, Argos Multilingual is one of the leading language service providers in the world providing certified translation services to all our partners. We invite you to take some time to get to know us and what we value
TimelineBehind every great company, there is a beginning…
Kimon Fountoukidis took his home-based translation work to the next level and opened up his own business forming Argos Company. Argos started off as a single language vendor (SLV) servicing mainly local clients and European MLVs providing translations into Polish. Fun Fact! The company is named after Kimon’s dog, Argos.
In the year 2000, Argos Company received financing from a Krakow-based angel investor looking to help grow the business.
After receiving a boost of confidence, we began offering full-service software localization solutions to our clients. This helped place Argos on the European map of reliable SLVs.
In 2002, we decided to change from being a Polish SLV to a regional Multi Language Vendor (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. In later years, we also became certified with ISO EN 15038, the European Quality Standard for Translation Service Providers and ISO 13485, Quality Management System suitable for Medical Devices and related services.
DTP Dream Team
With Argos' ever-expanding service offering, we wanted to make more services available in-house and decided to set up a DTP team, dedicated to ensuring the highest-quality DTP work for our client base.
As our clients began to grow, we began to grow. Our clients needed more services and the demand to provide translations into other languages increased. We transformed ourselves into a full-service MLV.
We set foot on the land of opportunity, setting up our first US-based office in the city of Chicago. Here our endeavor into the land of opportunity began.
Changing the Client Profile
In 2010 we decided to shift our business focus and client profile from LSPs to end-clients in the Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing and IT industries.
A Partner, not just a Supplier
We wanted to be more than just a supplier to our clients. That is why in 2012 we revised our business model and moved from being simply a supplier to a global solutions provider and partner for our clients.
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 ENLASO Corporation, an enterprise language solutions provider based in Boulder, Colorado. This acquisition added to Argos’ strong existing team of US-based localization professionals, particularly in life sciences.
A Leading Language Solutions Provider
Argos Multilingual today is a global language solutions provider, servicing clients in the Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Technology industries.