Firestone Building Products is a part of the Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Building upon Bridgestone/Firestone’s success and innovation in rubber polymer technology, Firestone Building Products has become a global leading manufacturer of rubber based Roofing and Lining systems for a wide variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications. The qualitative products, years of installation expertise and a commitment to provide professional service, backed by the assets of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation justify why “Nobody Covers You Better” than Firestone Building Products.
To coordinate the internal translation of the documentation and manuals for their products, an online translation platform managed by Untranslate is used. The various production and marketing departments are granted access to online translation memories and terminology databases that they manage themselves and share with their technical specialists, translators and reviewers. This makes it possible to maintain complete control over the translation and validation process without losing time or control.
The translation memories were built using previously translated documents, while extra metadata was added to ensure that all the information can be categorised and reused as efficiently as possible.
Untranslate also provides Firestone with customised automatic workflows that allow a translation project to be set up and launched in a few clicks. Translators can get to work immediately, and when it comes to graphic documents, it is even possible to translate with a real-time preview of the target documents, which allows the translators to fully take the (graphic) context into account.
In order to guide the automated translation flow appropriately, Untranslate also provides technical support and advice in the event of translation or language technology questions. This collaboration enables Firestone to start and coordinate translation projects quickly and flexibly, while improving their consistency and quality.