We are pleased to announce that 2016 was a very positive year for us. Thanks to your contribution, we achieved results that exceeded our expectations.
We closed 2016 with a 25% increase in turnover on the previous year. 3,500 projects completed, 15 million words translated, 1,300 contracts, 600 writs of summons, 1,300 financial press releases, 50 financial statements and 45 websites translated. These results have allowed Arkadia to raise the bar for the organisation of increasingly more urgent, articulated projects, maintaining a high level of client satisfaction in terms of precision and reliable service.
2016 also saw further strengthening of our traditional specialisation in the sectors of law, finance, communications and marketing, with the acquisition of more than 170 new clients, including law firms, banks and multinationals all over the world.
Our offices in Milan and Brussels are continually expanding, with the addition both of internal resources and translation technologies in order to guarantee an ever prompter, more efficient response for our clients. Thanks to its international scope, Arkadia today translates into 45 languages and has significantly increased volumes of work into the languages of emerging countries: Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Turkish and Portuguese. In addition, we have introduced new languages, such as Uzbek, Farsi and Tagalog. Our goal has been to guarantee the same level of quality and specialisation in all languages, even the rarest. Client satisfaction tells us we have succeeded.
We have renewed our UNI EN ISO 9001_2008 and UNI 10574_2007 certifications for interpreting and we conform with UNI EN ISO \17100_2015 certifications for translations.
In 2016 we became member of the ELIA (European Language Industry Association), undisputed evidence of the international dimension achieved by our company today. We have also been members of Federlingue, the Italian category association, for almost twenty years.
We would like to thank our clients and partners for these excellent results, convinced that our distinctive signs of reliability, quality and accuracy will repay the confidence placed in us.