Lingsoft selected as translation service provider for Finland's state administration

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Helsinki, 24.2.2009 – Hansel Ltd, the central procurement unit of the Finnish Government, has selected PasaNet Oy, part of the Lingsoft Group, as its framework agreement provider of English, Swedish and Russian translation services. Lingsoft has signed a four-year framework agreement with Hansel Ltd to provide translations for the procurement units of the State administration. The agreement strengthens Lingsoft’s position as one of the main suppliers of public administration translations. The total value of the agreement is estimated at 6 million euros and will involve several vendors.

“We have supplied translations to Finnish ministries and public administration organisations for close to 10 years. The translation agreement with Hansel Ltd means that we will be able to extend our services, providing Lingsoft’s high quality language services and solutions to both our existing customers and new translation service buyers within the State administration,” says Lingsoft Sales Director Ilona Eloranta. ”The agreement will allow us to expand our new project and document management system and thus enhance and consolidate cooperation with our translation clients from the State administration. The system is already being used successfully in all of our EU translation projects,” says Eloranta.

The translation service framework agreement with Hansel Ltd is the first of its kind in Finland. Some 200 public administration procurement units are covered under the agreement, including ministries, their government offices and institutions, and unincorporated state enterprises. Further information on Hansel Ltd can be found at

For more information, contact:

Riikka Mäkinen
Senior Project Manager
State administration and EU
Tel. 0400 352 182

Lingsoft, Inc.

Lingsoft is an international, full-service language company. It delivers services and solutions including, for example, translations and lexicons, tools for writers and readers, search facilities, text mining, teaching applications and speech recognition services as well as ebooks. Lingsoft’s products operate in all general operating environments and software. For instance, Lingsoft supplies proofreading tools for the Microsoft Office product group in seven languages. Developed by the company itself, Lingsoft’s solutions are based on its language structure analysis, which has achieved the position of a global standard.

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