The Apostroph company history

Launch with translations into 27 languages

1994 – Dr. Elisabeth Stofer and Wolfgang Krebs found Apostroph AG at Hofstrasse 1 in Lucerne. One salesperson and an assistant complete the original team offering translations into 27 languages. Development of the company’s own ERP software APOS.

Official confirmation of the company’s high quality

1996 – Apostroph is the second translation agency in Switzerland to be awarded the quality certificate ISO 9001.

CAT tools for greater productivity

1999 – Apostroph trains its translators to use CAT systems (computer-aided translation environment) and starts creating client glossaries using top-quality software.

More space for more employees

2004 – The company moves to Töpferstrasse 5 in Lucerne as the original premises were getting too small. There are now seven employees working for Apostroph.

New owners – new management

2010 – The company is sold to private investors. Philipp Meier becomes CEO.

myAPOSTROPH – order portal

2012 – Market launch of the order portal myAPOSTROPH. myAPOSTROPH provides all clients with a professional workflow.

Geographic growth

2013 - Expansion through takeover of three companies: the translation agency TraDoc SA in Lutry near Lausanne as of 1 January; Rolf Lüthi Übersetzungen AG in Bern as of 1 July; allingua Übersetzungen AG in Zurich as of 18 December 2013.

Transdoc now part of TraDoc SA

2014 – Purchase of the Transdoc customer portfolio as of 01.01.2014 with immediate integration into the daily business of TraDoc.

From Apostroph AG to Apostroph Group

2014 - renamed the apostrophe AG and its subsidiaries in the Group apostrophe by 1 October 2014, coupled with a complete redesign.

Transcript Übersetzungen AG joins Apostroph Group

2017 – Transcript Übersetzungen AG joins Apostroph Group. The name and the company will continue to operate as is until further notice; Transcript customers will thus be served by the team they know from Transcript Übersetzungen AG.

USG now part of Apostroph Bern AG

2020 – Purchase of the USG customer portfolio as of 31.01.2020 with immediate integration into the daily business of Apostroph Bern AG.

GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS GmbH is joining Apostroph Group

2020 – GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS GmbH becomes part of Apostroph Group. The name and the company remain unchanged for the time being, and its clients will continue to be served by the familiar GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS GmbH team.