A stronger, more international Board of Directors

2018 will definitely be marked by a spirit of change and renewal, as it is also seeing some movement within the company’s Board of Directors.

After 6 years of fine, loyal service, Frédéric Hambÿe has come to the end of his term as company director, although he won’t be far away of course.

His departure is now made up for by two new arrivals.

Credit where credit is due, Fabien Côté, co-owner and manager of Stoquart Americas in Laval in Canada, is joining the company’s Board of Directors in Belgium. He brings with him his North-American vision and rigor, his commercial know-how and his expertise as a business manager and flourishing entrepreneur.

Equally exciting is the arrival of Udo Leinhäuser as a new director, giving us a skilled linguist, a real creative talent and business leader, a linguistic consultant, specialising in translation industry tools, SEO and social networks and, out of necessity, a real expert in the German market, which is so important and so close to our other European offices.

The new Board of Directors is now made up of Claude Stoquart, Marc Heymann, Fabien Côté, Udo Leinhäuser and Dimitri Stoquart, Stoquart’s manager and founder.

ISO 9001 and 17100

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iso9001-vincotteIso 17100In 2001, we were amongst the pioneers to apply the ISO 9001 standard in the translation sector. As a result, through multiple internal and external renewal and recertification audits over the following years, we have continually been able to improve ourselves and enhance our processes.

We always kept a watchful eye over the measures our sector struggled to implement through different initiatives and standards: DIN 2345, EN 15038 and finally, ISO 17100. As our own system evolved, we integrated the relevant aspects of these different developments.

Finally, in early 2018, in order to align ourselves with the sector, we sailed through our ISO 17100:2015 certification with an accredited body. So we already hold dual ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certification and will be ISO 9001:2015 certified in May of this year.

Stoquart continues to expand

After opening our new Italian office last summer in Pontedera, near Pisa, Stoquart continues to grow as 2018 begins.

Already having a strong presence in Europe, with offices in Belgium, France, the Czech Republic and Italy, Stoquart could only continue to expand further afield. In a few weeks’ time, we will unveil our new Canadian base.

A large internal team in Quebec will thus bolster Stoquart’s quality workforce and our Canadian French services.

Now with offices on 2 continents, we intend to consolidate our position as a global leader in ISO-certified French translation and further expand the broad range of languages we offer with new combinations.

Further details will follow shortly.

Mons rolls out the red carpet

Every year, in February, hearts beat faster when the Festival International du Film d’Amour (FIFA) throws a mantle of emotions over the city of Mons.

Love, always and forever, remains the theme of this Festival as it celebrates its 31st edition and continues to explore the many facets of this complex and multi-layered emotion. Featured are love’s many forms: passionate, sentimental, brotherly, damaged, destructive, voluptuous, between men, women or both, between peoples, and more.

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EEIG to be dissolved by consortium partners

The European consortium that was originally established as LETS Communicate EEIG in 2006 and was renamed TextMinded EEIG in 2011 has been dissolved by its members, effective as of 18 February 2015. The member companies are the four language solution partners Leinhäuser Language Services GmbH (Germany), TextMinded Danmark A/S (Denmark), Translator Scandinavia AB (Sweden) and Stoquart SA (Belgium).

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