Established in 1995, the company operates as a language translation agency, and is run as a partnership by the owners, John and Clara Hannan.
John has worked for many years as a engineer, technical author and manager in industry in an ISO9001 environment, and holds qualifications in engineering, project managment and business management. He lived and worked in London and Latin America for several years and has been involved in translation, technical and marketing work for over twenty years.
Clara has a background in the travel and retail industries, and as an administrator in general commerce, and has lectured Spanish courses at the University of kwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. She is a native of Ecuador, and studied English in London. She has lived in South Africa for over thirty years, and has experience in the fields of travel, retail, education and translation industries.
Our aim is to produce quality work, delivered on time at competitive prices, and to nurture good customer relations over the long term.
We have been involved in translation and interpreting since 1980, and formed Excel Translations in 1995 when the volume of translation work justified this move. Over the years we have provided our services to a wide range of companies throughout the country and overseas.
We work with a small group of in-house translators and a network of freelance translators which includes professionals from all over the country and elsewhere as required, who are carefully selected for their skill, integrity, accuracy and experience. South Africa has a rich heritage of languages and a cosmopolitan population, providing a wealth of translation skills ideal for the translation industry.
Professional and Commercial Links
We are corporate members of the South African Translators Insitute (SATI) and the Durban Chamber of Commerce (DCCI)
We maintain contact with the Institute of Scientific and Technical Commuicators (ISTC) and ISO-related organisations.