We’re glad to let you know that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has chosen Avantpage for exclusive language translation of its marketing communications documents and website pages.

Avantpage was awarded the two-year contract because of high ratings on areas such as its proven ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and for its commitment to value. Avantpage will translate into Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Hmong, Korean, and Tagalog languages.

Serving more than 590,000 residential and commercial customers in a 900-square mile area, SMUD provides Spanish translation for its website. This allows SMUD to communicate necessary information-such as education and safety, bill paying, ways to save energy, how to schedule repairs, online account information, and much more-to customers who may have limited proficiency in English. By presenting their website in English and Spanish, SMUD is doing more than connecting cross-culturally with its existing customers–it’s reaching out to potential customers too.

“SMUD and Avantpage are a perfect fit, as they demand technically sophisticated file handling, quick turnarounds, and excellent linguistic quality that is easy to understand-all Avantpage strengths,” says Luis Miguel, Avantpage CEO.