About us

Who We Are

The Swiss certification body LinquaCert is your specialized service provider for ISO certifications according to the recognized international standards ISO 17100, ISO 18587, and ISO 9001. LinquaCert is an independent Swiss cooperative based in Zurich, Switzerland, making us your ideal partner.

Our experience is our most valuable asset. We have conducted a variety of audits for companies of different sizes and structures. As specialists in ISO 17100, ISO 18587, and ISO 9001, we are well-acquainted with the workflows in translation offices. Through our audits, we can quickly identify weaknesses and support you in improving your processes.

Our employees are experts in the field of ISO certifications. They examine and evaluate your workflows, structures, and qualifications. This way, we can assist you in enhancing your offerings and achieving an internationally recognized quality standard.

You can reach us by phone on +41 44 552 66 19 or send an e-mail to Mr. Markus Kukla, head of the certification. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Vision

It is our goal to support translation service providers (TSPs) active in the translation business in uncovering potentials, increasing quality and market value, in order to attract and delight customers.

We see ourselves as partners who accompany you on the certification journey and provide suggestions on areas where you can further improve. In this role, we aim to jointly examine translation project management with you and offer optimization suggestions when needed.

As an internationally operating certifier, no distance is too far for us, and we possess the necessary resources to serve clients overseas as well. What drives us is the belief that standards significantly enhance the quality of services. Our mission is not solely about issuing a certificate – we aim to establish ISO norms in translation companies worldwide.

Standardizations assist us in our daily lives as well as in our work. They make performance and quality comparable and transparent. Through our certifications, we enable even smaller translation services to operate on the global market based on the same criteria as larger competitors.

These standards also fulfill a culturally significant purpose. The better the translations, the more language is preserved in high quality. Language is one of the most important cultural assets; it creates identity but also connects. This cultural work is an essential part of a mission that guides our path as a company.

We have set the goal of being an outstanding provider of certifications according to ISO 17100 and ISO 18587, as well as ISO 9001. We are on a good path and do not rest, continuously reinventing ourselves and constantly optimizing our processes and practices.

You can reach us by phone on +41 44 552 66 19 or send an e-mail to Mr. Markus Kukla, head of the certification. We look forward to hearing from you!

What We Stand For

LinquaCert stands for comprehensible and benchmark-capable audit results. We uncover potentials and opportunities in corporate management during the audit process. The complaint rate of translation service providers certified by LinquaCert from the years 2017 to 2021 averages at 0.51%, indicating a very low level.

Our audits contribute to process optimization in the management of translation services, involving all internal and external stakeholders. This enables streamlined, customer-oriented processes with unique customer benefits.

Our internationally recognized ISO certificates 17100, ISO 18587, and ISO 9001 not only attest to certified quality in translation services but also represent a clear competitive advantage over competitors.

As a translation service provider certified by LinquaCert, you establish transparency, security, and trust. With globally recognized LinquaCert certificates, you can approach customers with greater confidence and sell more convincingly.

Additionally, it should not be overlooked that LinquaCert certificates lead to increased visibility in your target audience and higher visitor numbers on your website. A LinquaCert certification thus translates to more leads and new customers, thanks to sustainable online sales efficiency.

We emphasize fair and respectful communication in the ISO audit process.

Members of the Board of Directors

Markus Kukla

head of Certification,
Lead Auditor

Markus Kuakl-Linquacert-Ueber-uns

Dr. Arno Giovannini

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