ABIE member 2M launches joint venture with Atlantique Traduction to become first Australian naval language specialist
In September 2018, ABIE FRANCE Member 2M officially launched a joint venture with French language service provider Atlantique Traduction to form the first Australian language service provider specialised in the shipbuilding industry: Atlantique Traduction Australia – ATA.
With the Future Submarine Program (SEA 1000) around the corner, the Australian naval defence industry is experiencing significant growth. The Future Submarine Program (SEA 1000) is a future class of submarines for the Royal Australian Navy based on the Shortfin Barracuda proposal by French shipbuilder Naval Group (ex DCNS) to replace the Collins-class submarines. The fleet will enter into service in the early 2030s, with construction extending into the late 2040s to 2050. The Program is estimated to be worth $50 billion, and will be the largest and most complex defence acquisition project in Australian history.
An alliance of technical expertise and local knowledge
Atlantique Traduction is the preferred language service provider of industry leaders Naval Group and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, and has been specialising for years in the maritime sector, both military and civil. ATA translates for the largest passenger ships constructed at the world leading Saint-Nazaire (France) shipyard. ATA’s expertise also extends to recreational boating and sailing. Its know-how includes all areas of the shipbuilding industry and the marine renewable energy sector.
Combined with 2M’s Australian knowledge, defence industry expertise and a pool of NAATI certified technical translators, Atlantique Traduction Australia is also compliant with Australian Government Cyber Security requirements and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) questionnaire. 2M’s technical translators and interpreters are NAATI-certified, bound by confidentiality agreements, and hold Australian Government security clearances (Baseline, NV1 secret, NV2 secret).
Strengthening the defence sector and French ties
2M has strong ties with France with an office in Paris opened is 2012 and has always worked on developing French-Australian business relations through our involvement in the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) and ABIE France (Australian Business in Europe). As an Australian exporter into France and Europe, we welcome this new step forward into French-Australian trade relationships.
A word from Tea Dietterich, 2M’s CEO and ATA co-director
“We need to create conditions to keep our Australian businesses at the cutting edge of technology, which is essential for maintaining a globally competitive industry.
2M Language Services is helping Australian businesses to get their products in front of buyers from around the world and participates in cross-fertilisation of knowledge and innovation. We look forward not only to being a part of SEA 1000 but also to assist Australian businesses to enter the global supply chain of defence industry primes. The Joint Venture with our French-based colleagues at AT, is an excellent example of knowledge transfer and international collaboration.”