Translation service provider Merrill Brink International is expanding into the Asia Pacific market with the opening of a regional hub in Hong Kong.
The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Corporation, said it is responding to translation requests from area law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions and life science and manufacturing organizations.
“Asia is a key market for Merrill Brink and we have a program of geographic expansion in place to ensure that we tap into the region’s growth opportunities – starting with China,” said Claes Holm, president of Merrill Brink International, in a statement.
In Hong Kong, English is often used in the government, business and legal sectors. Both Chinese and English are official languages. According to Merrill, trilingual professionals who can speak English, Cantonese and Putonghua play an important role in business in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan.
Holm said Merrill has seen an increase in the need for reliable translation services across the region.
The Merrill office officially opened Oct. 2.