Zurich, Switzerland – July 22 2019: Interprefy, the world’s number one remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) platform, has entered into a strategic partnership with Simul International, Japan’s largest language service provider, specializing in simultaneous interpreting. The alliance will provide Japanese organizations more cost efficient and environmentally-friendly interpreting solutions and will give them access to the most suitable interpreters for their events, conferences and meetings, regardless of their location.

Because RSI enables interpreters to work remotely, event organizers no longer need to fly-in interpreters or hire interpreter booths. At short notice, they can arrange for their events and meetings to be in any combination of languages at around half the cost of traditional interpreter services.

“We recognized that customer expectations are changing. In our always-on economy, organisations want flexible and cost-effective solutions also when it comes to simultaneous interpreting. With our partner Interprefy, we can meet those demands. The Swiss-based company has a proven track-record of working on all kinds of conferences and events for leading NGOs and corporations around the globe. We are convinced our own clients will embrace this technology,” said Junichi Hayashi, President at Simul International.

“Japan is one of the world’s most vibrant economies. Companies here are not afraid of embracing new technologies and the interest in our platform is very strong. As a visionary company with a deep understanding of new technologies and the potential RSI brings to the country, Simul is our ideal partner. By working together, we will ensure Japanese customers get the very best and most efficient interpreting services available on the market,” said Kim Ludvigsen, CEO and founder at Interprefy.

Since the beginning of the year, Interprefy has strengthened its presence in APAC, by building a regional team led by Richard Roocroft. In May 2019, the company completed its sixth funding round, raising a further CHF 3 million.