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In order to sustain in the competitive surrounding manufacturing industries have started off shoring production and assembling jobs to locations with low cost of production. There are several types of multinational industries that have set up manufacturing units in Asian countries or other parts of the globe where labor cost is very cheap. Blue collar workers are not always comfortable with work instructions provided in English and making these instructions available in native language means saving a lot of cost on training purpose. Many manufacturing companies hence make the wise decision to provide documents in native languages to their workers!

This trend in manufacturing industries has lead to translation of plant operation manuals, quality control guidelines, technical specifications, safety manuals, site preparation guides, product specification sheets, employee handbooks etc. to the local language where the manufacturing process is to be carried out. This type of translation of information related to manufacturing industry is termed as manufacturing translation. Having worked with globally leading MNCs in this field, Wordsmith Language Solutions has specialization in this domain.

The benefit of manufacturing translation is that it enables the employees of the manufacturing industry understand the product specifications required correctly along with the quality aspects that need to be addressed strictly while manufacturing a product because the information is in the native language of the employee.

Thus for e.g. the employee of a manufacturing company in India that may be a US subsidiary would understand the product specifications and technicality along with quality aspects perfectly when the information is translated from English to Hindi language as English is spoken only in specific class of the Indian.

The employee handbooks and safety manuals are generally for maintaining a specific code of conduct while working in the manufacturing industry. If a company has been ISO certified the day-to-day operations along with other manufacturing processes needs to be done as per specific guidelines designed by the standard awarding organization. If these guidelines are to be followed by the labor than it should be in their native language to make them understand the “do’s and don’ts” while performing their duties. Hence manufacturing translation services help is required for translation of the employee handbooks, safety manuals and guidelines for conduct in the manufacturing industry to native languages.