Our history

Stoquart Americas is the result of a merger between Trans-IT, a mainstay of French translation in North America, and Stoquart SA, a translation leader in Europe. A passion for language and a desire to play a major role in the global market are common themes in the timeline of notable changes for both companies, and then for Stoquart Americas to the present day.

Trans-IT


Stoquart


  • Early 2008
    Trans-IT founded by Fabien Côté, a certified translator and freelance worker. With offices in Laval, the brand-new agency, which at the time specialized in translating English into French, had three employees. Its first clients were information technology companies like Autodesk, Intergraph, and Esri, which remain faithful to this day.
  • 1986
    A graduate of the University of Mons, Dimitri Stoquart launches his freelance translation business for a Paris publishing house, Interéditions.
  • Late 2008
    A few months after its creation, the agency was already expanding from three employees to eight. Notably, its team included Benoît Gariépy, who would go on to become the business' General Manager, as well as Vincent Perreault, who would hold the position of Head of Language Quality in 2015.
  • 1991
    Foundation of Stoquart SA.
  • 2011
    Initial contacts with the Translation Bureau of the Government of Canada, an important client in Trans-IT's history.
  • 1994-1996"
    Hired three translators who are still part of Stoquart's team today. The translations at the time were solely into French, from English, Dutch, Spanish, and German, on behalf of world-famous translation agencies as well as major clients like Siemens SA, Holcim, the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, and Belfius.
  • 2013
    First experience with ongoing multilingual translation in a major contract covering translation into French, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • 2001
    Now with 10 employees, Stoquart SA earns ISO 9002:1994 certification and becomes a pioneer in quality assurance in the translation sector. The agency later earns ISO 9001:2008 certification.
  • 2014
    Trans-IT gets a large assignment from Expedia. The agency would go on to become the leading provider of translation into Canadian French for the online travel giant.
  • 2006
    As demand for translation into Dutch grows, Stoquart hires its first native Dutch-speaking linguist.
  • 2008-2014
    Trans-IT grows by an average of about 15% per year in its first 6 years of existence.
  • 2009
    Stoquart France is created through the purchase of a French company near Nice, which now has eight employees.
  • 2015
    First major assignments in the retail industry and expansion of the multilingual translations offering, particularly into Dutch and German. First collaborations with the Belgian company Stoquart SA and start of discussions toward a merger.
  • 2013-2014
    Stoquart sro is created in Prague, Czech Republic. Direct collaboration with a world-famous client in the travel and tourism sector. This new specialty is added to the IT, technical, marketing, and medical fields that form Stoquart SA's core business.
  • 2017
    Trans-IT's sales volume has doubled in two years. The agency is rapidly growing in retail, travel & hospitality, and information technology. Trans-IT also began major assignments in the automobile and life sciences fields.
  • 2017
    Now with 26 employees, Stoquart is proud to earn ISO 17100 certification. Stoquart Italia SRL is created, adding Italian to the agency's expertise.
  • 1986
    A graduate of the University of Mons, Dimitri Stoquart launches his freelance translation business for a Paris publishing house, Interéditions.
  • 1991
    Foundation of Stoquart SA.
  • 1994-1996"
    Hired three translators who are still part of Stoquart's team today. The translations at the time were solely into French, from English, Dutch, Spanish, and German, on behalf of world-famous translation agencies as well as major clients like Siemens SA, Holcim, the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, and Belfius.
  • 2001
    Now with 10 employees, Stoquart SA earns ISO 9002:1994 certification and becomes a pioneer in quality assurance in the translation sector. The agency later earns ISO 9001:2008 certification.
  • 2006
    As demand for translation into Dutch grows, Stoquart hires its first native Dutch-speaking linguist.
  • Early 2008
    Trans-IT founded by Fabien Côté, a certified translator and freelance worker. With offices in Laval, the brand-new agency, which at the time specialized in translating English into French, had three employees. Its first clients were information technology companies like Autodesk, Intergraph, and Esri, which remain faithful to this day.
  • Late 2008
    A few months after its creation, the agency was already expanding from three employees to eight. Notably, its team included Benoît Gariépy, who would go on to become the business' General Manager, as well as Vincent Perreault, who would hold the position of Head of Language Quality in 2015.
  • 2009
    Stoquart France is created through the purchase of a French company near Nice, which now has eight employees.
  • 2011
    Initial contacts with the Translation Bureau of the Government of Canada, an important client in Trans-IT's history.
  • 2013-2014
    Stoquart sro is created in Prague, Czech Republic. Direct collaboration with a world-famous client in the travel and tourism sector. This new specialty is added to the IT, technical, marketing, and medical fields that form Stoquart SA's core business.
  • 2013
    First experience with ongoing multilingual translation in a major contract covering translation into French, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • 2014
    Trans-IT gets a large assignment from Expedia. The agency would go on to become the leading provider of translation into Canadian French for the online travel giant.
  • 2008-2014
    Trans-IT grows by an average of about 15% per year in its first 6 years of existence.
  • 2015
    First major assignments in the retail industry and expansion of the multilingual translations offering, particularly into Dutch and German. First collaborations with the Belgian company Stoquart SA and start of discussions toward a merger.
  • 2017
    Now with 26 employees, Stoquart is proud to earn ISO 17100 certification. Stoquart Italia SRL is created, adding Italian to the agency's expertise.
  • 2017
    Trans-IT's sales volume has doubled in two years. The agency is rapidly growing in retail, travel & hospitality, and information technology. Trans-IT also began major assignments in the automobile and life sciences fields.

Birth of
Stoquart Americas

January 19, 2018

Official merger between Trans-IT and Stoquart SA, which creates Stoquart Americas, the only Canadian-owned translation agency with real offices in Canada and Europe.

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