The KERN Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary!

The KERN Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The language service provider headquartered in Frankfurt am Main was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1969 by Manfred and Ruthild Birte Kern. Today, the family-run company supports its clients, for example in the areas of translation, interpreting, technical documentation as well as language and business training at more than 60 locations worldwide.

Frankfurt am Main. With the company’s founding in 1969, Manfred and Ruthild Birte Kern reacted to the challenges that accompanied increasing internationalization. The initial vision was to support companies with selling their products and services internationally. For as many as 50 years, clients of the KERN Group have trusted the long-standing expertise of the language service provider which expanded its initial product portfolio consisting of translation and printing foreign-language publications to include interpreting, transcription, proofreading, technical documentation, software and website localization, dubbing, subtitling and multilingual desktop publishing.

By absorbing the Institut für Kreatives Lernen (Institute for Creative Learning) in 2005 and the founding of KERN Training, the Group significantly expanded its service portfolio to include business, communication and intercultural training. This way, the requirements in the area of personnel and the increased multilingualism and internationalization of companies was addressed.

The KERN Group has not only developed further in terms of its service portfolio over the years. The opening of the first foreign branch in Paris in 1983 laid the foundation for a successful international expansion. Today, the KERN Group has over 60 branches and is represented in Germany, Great Britain, France, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, China and the USA. Thanks to the close cooperation between the individual branches, clients can be supported comprehensively across national borders and orders at short notice can be handled quickly at any time.


About KERN Global Language Services

Based in Frankfurt am Main, KERN is a full-service provider in the field of global language management and international communication with more than 60 offices worldwide. KERN Group’s services include translation and interpreting in all world languages, technical documentation, software and website localization, terminology and translation-memory management, desktop publishing as well as language, business, communication and intercultural training. The KERN Group supports a continuously growing international customer base with certified professional language services. Since its founding in 1969, responsibility, security and sustainability have been the cornerstones of the 100% family-owned language service provider.

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Lena Breidenbach
KERN Global Language Services
Kurfürstenstraße 1
60486 Frankfurt am Main