Semantix & ESTeam Win Giant EU Commission Contract

Semantix and its long-term partner ESTeam have been awarded the EU Commission’s call for tender GROW/2020/OP/0002. The service contract represents a total value of 34 MEUR and is one of the largest in Europe. Semantix is the leading language company in the Nordics, currently ranking #13 worldwide. ESTeam is a tech company known for innovative NLP, knowledge management, and multilingual data solutions.

The contract is for translation services associated with the technical regulations and rules on information society services laid down in Directive (EU) 2015/15351. Also called the "Single Market Transparency Directive, SMTD", this procedure is a preventive monitoring instrument managed by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME's for the whole Commission to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market.

The contract was won in competition with Europe’s most experienced services providers. It marks a breakthrough in offering an AI-driven solution for translation services that adds unified human and linguistic asset classification, content recycling, knowledge-based terminology recognition, and semantic quality assessment to the process.

Britta Aagaard, Chief Business Officer at Semantix states: ”The award of this major contract and the innovative solution proposed will further position Semantix as industry leading language technology company for multilingual services”, and she continues, “For many years, ESTeam and Semantix have successfully collaborated on highly complex large-scale projects combining multilingual processing with a semantic information infrastructure and a powerful services organisation.”

Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam: “In spite of the breath-taking progress of AI, customers of LSPs haven’t enjoyed much innovation since the rollout of CAT in the 90s. We are thrilled that in partnership with proactive Semantix we are now delivering the game-changing benefits of state-of-the-art translation solutions to important customers.”

For more information

Britta Aagaard, Chief Business Officer Language Solutions, +45 29 43 71 70,

Semantix is the leading provider of multilingual services in the Nordic region and has provided interpreting, translation and language technology to the public and private sectors for more than 50 years. Semantix has an annual revenue of approximately SEK 1 billion and is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Semantix has around 450 employees and an extensive network of thousands of language specialists all over the world. Semantix is majority-owned by private equity firm Segulah V L.P.