Welcome to benchmark lct

About us
Welcome to benchmark lct, your specialists for professional English, German and French language solutions in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany, and Switzerland.
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, we provide high-quality English, German and French translation, interpreting and teaching services for a broad spectrum of commercial, private and public clientele. We listen to your needs, advise you with a high degree of transparency and make you our priority. Many of our clients actually see us as their own in-house language department.
Our dedicated and proactive team will ensure that you are satisfied with our services. We value all of our customers and work hard to establish long-lasting professional relationships.

Please get in touch with your project requirements to discuss how we can support you and your business.

Thank you.
Your benchmark lct team

Language

Language

A language is not just words. It’s a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It’s all embodied in a language.

Communication

Communication

Communication is the art of adapting messages for different situations, different environments, different audiences and different purposes.

Translation 

Translation 

A good translation transfers conceptual knowledge from one language into another with faithfulness and accuracy. It goes far beyond a simplistic word-for-word exchange. 

What we offer

Solutions
Translation solutions

Translation solutions

benchmark lct is uniquely skilled to offer specialised translation solutions for English, German and French. As a committed and proactive team of highly qualified, specialist translators, we guarantee professional translation solutions by ensuring every project is assigned to the most appropriate members of our team. Today, our portfolio includes leading international universities and their spin-offs, life sciences, finance, legal, energy, automotive, media and entertainment, education, medical, telecommunications, government and many more. Our objective is to provide an exceptional client experience by delivering the right solutions to meet your time, quality and budget requirements.

Editing solutions

Editing solutions

benchmark lct’s editors aim to help writers convey their message with greater clarity, refinement, intensity and astuteness. Most texts gain from a judicious editing and re-editing process, providing the author’s wishes are taken into consideration. Press releases and magazines, presentations and educational materials, guidelines and academic papers, government and financial reports, websites and advertisements all benefit from an editor’s masterful touch. Every word counts!

Ghost-writing solutions

Ghost-writing solutions

benchmark lct provides a means of communicating the written word to the world through its high-quality ghost-writing solutions. We help you turn your ideas and stories into a polished masterpiece by finding the right words in corporate communications, media and entertainment, education, public relations, telecommunications and many other fields that generate significant volumes of written content. Our success is our clients’ success; it is based on candid communication, clear boundaries and realistic goals.

Interpreting solutions

Interpreting solutions

benchmark lct’s professional interpreting solutions help you communicate effectively with your business associates and stakeholders in a wide range of situations. We offer our first-rate services to corporate, finance, legal, medical and government environments in German, English and French. Our team of experienced interpreters deliver crystal-clear, clockwork precision.

Seminar solutions

Seminar solutions

benchmark lct’s professional seminar solutions are designed to enhance the business communication skills you require at almost every level in today’s fast-paced business world. Not only do these personal attributes enhance your interactions, job performance and career prospects, they are also instrumental in the success of any organisation. All seminars are based upon the latest developments and conducted by highly qualified trainers using state-of-the-art materials. In addition to the topics on offer, the development and implementation of further company or employee-specific seminars is also possible. We look forward to helping you and your team achieve your goals.

Guest-speaker solutions

Guest-speaker solutions

There are many good reasons to have benchmark lct’s guest speaker take to the podium at your event. Dr Markus Heide is a passionate, captivating and entertaining speaker. His talks are designed to convey an informative, inspiring and educational message that will remain etched into the minds and hearts of your guests. Moreover, he will add to the overall excitement and energy surrounding your event and make everybody feel that their time has been very well spent.

What clients say

About benchmark lct

“We have been working with benchmark lct for years – an extremely reliable provider that meets our high quality standards for translation services and always responds extremely flexibly, swiftly and accommodatingly to requests at short notice. The team also tackles the sometimes highly complex content and specialist texts to our utmost satisfaction. The collaboration with benchmark lct is so professional and cordial that we will gladly continue to use the services they offer in future.”

ETH Zurich, Sonja Hierl, ETH Library –  Marketing and Communication, Switzerland

“After comparing various providers in 2013, we decided on benchmark lct and have been extremely satisfied ever since. benchmark lct provides high-quality, swift, accurate translations for our customer magazine EmpaQuarterly and Empa’s annual report. Complex research topics, researcher profiles with a personal touch or the creative translation of snappy headlines have never been a challenge for benchmark lct. The uncomplicated, cooperative relationship makes them a pleasure to work with.”

 

Rainer Klose –  Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Communications, Switzerland

We’ve been using benchmark lct regularly for several years to translate complex reports and other documents. As an international service company in the auditing and tax and legal advice sectors, our reports to foreign clients need to meet the most stringent quality requirements. Not only that, due to our project work we usually have extremely tight deadlines, which means the translations need to be delivered very swiftly. benchmark lct is more than up to both tasks – top-quality translations and a fast turnaround. We will readily use their services again in future.

Mr Stephan Kleinmann –  Managing Partner, Mazars Office

“The English training sessions at benchmark lct have helped me to voice my thoughts both in private and business conversations. They have increased my self-confidence by just making me talk. I really appreciate the dedicated way of teaching. Whatever I choose to focus on, the team always prepares each topic extremely well, enabling me to argue powerfully and persuasively in an up-to-date way.”

Dr Thomas Wiegmann – Physician, Specialist for Internal Medicine

“With their high standard of service, benchmark lct ensures our message is conveyed clearly. Aside from the excellent quality of the translations, their account managers are attentive and quick to respond to any questions, guaranteeing the smooth running and successful delivery of all projects. I highly recommend benchmark lct for your translation needs.”

Mr Jörg Schmidtsiefen – Managing Director, Archimedes

The best way to describe benchmark lct’s service? Swift, reliable and precise. The personal touch also makes the team extremely pleasant to work with. We can only recommend benchmark lct!

Ms Finkhäuser –  Human Resources, Marquard & Bahls AG

“English is spoken in my job. The English language services I avail of at benchmark lct enable me to face colleagues and business associates on an equal footing. The support is tailored to the special needs of my industry and specific topics that are currently important for me. This helps me to express exactly what I want to say.”

Dr Niels Hilgenstock – Senior Legal Counsel, ALLEGO