As we all probably know, economies typically comprise 3 major sectors. First, agriculture and mining, the raw material sector. Second, the manufacturing sector. Finally, the services sector. Most countries of Asia have achieved sustainable economic growth over the past decades through these three sectors ─ combined.
Asia has witnessed a remarkable development of the manufacturing sector since the end of World War II. Japan was the first Asian country to witness large scale industrialization. After the war, Japan has emerged as a global manufacturing giant, and the country is still an economic superpower.
It usually takes industrial economies more than 400 years to achieve a tenfold increase in per capita income. Yet, the newly industrializing Asian economies of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan have achieved this in less than fifty years, and the same performance has been achieved by such countries as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Across these Asian tigers, the production structure has changed from concentrating resources in agriculture to the production of more sophisticated industrial products and services. They succeeded in having a great deal of high tech and managerial know-how transferred to their manufacturing facilities through licenses and international partnerships.
Therefore, thanks to the industrial and manufacturing boom, such countries as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and other Asian countries have succeeded in achieving sustainable growth, and increasing economic efficiency.
Yet, success always comes with more demands and more requirements if it is to be maintained. One of the essential requirements in this domain is manufacturing translation services. Well, who requires them?
Who Needs Manufacturing Translation Services?
Wherever your manufacturing business is located across Asia or anywhere on our planet. Be it situated in an industrial superpower like Japan, or anywhere across the APAC countries, you’ll always play it by the same rules.
You can’t ignore that Manufacturing is a global effort by nature. To convert raw materials into manufactured products is a multi-stage process that covers many territories ─ and languages. Raw materials usually exist in one or more countries, spare parts can be sourced in other countries, while assembly may take place in other countries.
So, how will you coordinate all communication down the road? How will you maintain your success against the raging cut-throat competition? More frankly, how will you go global by expanding into foreign markets?
Here comes the essential strategic role of manufacturing translation services. This type of translation is the only way for you to communicate globally throughout the industrial manufacturing process. Without it, manufacturers, in Asia or elsewhere, won’t reach, appeal to, or thrive in markets all over the world.
Documents That Require Manufacturing Translation Services
It goes without saying that a translation services provider is the important partner who helps manufacturers to break the language barrier, get the message across, and make communication easier. They usually translate a broad range of documents, including, but not limited to: Technical information, User manuals, Operating instructions, Product descriptions, Datasheets, Legal documentation, Training materials, Installation, operator and maintenance manuals, HR manuals, Service manuals, Policy manuals, CAD drawings, Packaging, Work processes, Service agreements, Regulatory documentation, Patents, Business contracts, Technical E-learning modules, Marketing materials ( websites and product catalogs).
However, over and above the need for professional translation, the manufacturing industry in Asia has a number of challenges to face. What are they?
Manufacturing Industry Challenges
In spite of the booming manufacturing industry over the past decades, the manufacturing sector continues to face challenges right now and in the years ahead. So, let’s dive in to identify the main challenges and figure out how businesses can deal with them.
First: Skilled Workers
Lack of skilled labor is one of the major challenges faced by manufacturing businesses, small and large. It’s a tough industry where older workers are currently retiring while young people are not yet fully prepared.
Many manufacturing businesses are trying to solve the problem by developing training programs to teach young workers all the skills they need. Big manufacturers partner with technical schools to financially support trade programs and offer internships that lead to full-time employment.
Still, Manufacturing companies have to use further creative methods to attract millennials and recruit them online, particularly via social media platforms. Find them where they’re at today!
Second: Global Competition
To be able to work and succeed against the manufacturing industry’s cut-throat competitive background, manufacturing businesses have to rely on the two pillars of advanced technologies and talent.
Manufacturers have to shift to a new model of higher value, high-tech products and processes – aiming to develop products that are smart, connected and capable of generating product-as-a-service revenue.
Third: Project Management
To take their products to multiple markets, manufacturing businesses are required to avoid missing deadlines, or they might risk losing out on millions of dollars in revenue.
The only solution here is to effectively make use of the new highly advanced project service automation software that includes universal resource scheduling. With this, manufacturers will easily and swiftly adjust their production and distribution schedules.
Fourth: Online Information Security
How to work in a cyberspace teeming with ransomware, banking trojans and crypto-miners? The answer is simple.
Manufacturing businesses have to shift from relying on the outmoded security systems of the past to using more sophisticated ways of securing their networks. The traditional firewall approach is no longer sufficient to deter hackers!
Fifth: Attracting Qualified Leads
We have a piece of advice to the type of manufacturers who believe that it’s enough to simply create a website and hope it gains traction. Forget it! The amount of competition across the Asian Market, and worldwide, is huge. Trade shows, trade ads, and phone calls aren’t working like they used to in the good old days!
Believe it or not. If you wish to attract traffic to your online properties and sales points, you need to make a concentrated effort on all fronts. You’re in the digital age. So, remember to play by the new rules. You have to leverage inbound marketing and SEO by creating compelling, informative content that provides solutions to prospective customers’ problems. Also, you need to keep being present and shining online through relevant blogs, case studies, ebooks, infographics, and other informative resources. In short, you need to build your online authority.
Since 2009, top-notch manufacturing giants both in Asia and worldwide have been relying on SEAtongue to provide them with technically accurate and linguistically fluent translations that help them take their products to both regional and international markets.
Over the past 12 years, our top-quality translation services have been helping these leading manufacturing businesses to communicate clearly with every and each target market across the globe.
We always achieve this thanks to our unmatched team of translators whom we choose based on their linguistic abilities along with their knowledge of the specific content being translated. Further, all our translators have access to the latest translation memories, dictionaries, and terminologies, which guarantee that our final translated content is both accurate and consistent across all projects.
To safeguard the confidentiality of your projects, all our translators and project managers sign nondisclosure agreements.
Last but not least, we’ve earned over the past decade a worldwide reputation for delivering manufacturing translation services at the most competitive prices and with the fastest turnaround times.
Contact us today for more information or get a free quote.