Our Story

Moravia has come a long way since our foundation in 1990 to becoming one of the largest language service providers in the industry. Here is our story with the key defining moments in our history to date, and what has been driving our development over time.

  1. The Early Years
  2. Translation Technology
  3. QA Process
  4. Foothold in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  5. Multilingual Vendor
  6. Testing and Engineering
  7. Going Global
  8. Focus on Innovation

The Early Years

Moravia was founded in 1990 in Brno, Czech Republic, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, which brought changes in the country that allowed private businesses.

Eva and Rudolf Forstinger, life-long translators, founded the company originally as a translation agency to provide translation of technical documentation, sworn translations and conference interpreting. The company operated as Moravia Translations a.s.

The agency grew and transformed into a corporation. Multinational companies were starting to enter the market. They needed translations of manuals for their products and required these to be delivered in electronic form.

Ms. Katerina Janku (nee Forstingerova) and Mr. Arturo Quintero joined the company and began its transformation and focus on IT translation and high-tech language services.

At this time, we invested all our profits into computer equipment and networked translation environments in our offices so that production could be done in-house, making us a leader among translation agencies in this respect, as well as among companies in the region in general. Our first technical translations were display messages in fax machines and photocopiers.

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