About us

A brief history of our company

We founded the PRESTO translation agency in 1990 in Prague, originally as a small family company run by the husband and wife team of Hana and Milan Havlín. I, Milan Havlín, translated and interpreted as well as proofreading the translations of other translators. My wife looked after day-to-day operations and the accounting and on top of all this, took care of our family.

Over the course of two years, we had become a translation agency with five employees, with a solid base of translators and quickly developing portfolio of regular customers.

Three more years passed and PRESTO had become one of the leading translation agencies in the Czech Republic. As time went on, PRESTO gradually made a name for itself as one of the most important translation companies in Central Europe thanks to long-term contracts with foreign customers.

Range of language services

We translate into more than 40 foreign languages. We don’t specialise only in translations from/into English, German, French or Spanish. There is also a demand for translations from/into Polish, Slovak, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and many other languages.

Other than translations and interpreting, we also provide a comprehensive range of other language services – software localisation, proofreading, DTP services, language courses for companies and the general public as well as audio and video services in our very own studio.

Every day, we handle more than 70 orders for translations and interpreting and we translate over 1,000 pages of text.

Our offices are located in the centre of Prague at Na Příkopě 31 and are open on working days from 8.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. We can also handle urgent translations at the weekend subject to agreement.

Our translators

We collaborate with more than 4,000 external translators, proofreaders and interpreters in the field of translation and interpreting.

Our translators specialise in various fields, thanks to which we are able to translate a wide range of texts ranging from complicated legal and contractual documentation, advertising and promotional materials, right through to specialist manuals and technical documentation with many hundreds of pages.

We have 15 in-house translators and proofreaders at our Prague branch.

Quality and confidentiality of information

The quality of our translations is a priority for us. Each and every translation undergoes thorough quality control. The level of our services and processes is certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard and we also hold an EN 15038 translation standard certificate.

We pay a great deal of attention to confidentiality and protection of information. This is why our system of information security meets the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard and is regularly certified by an independent auditor.

Our customers

Over our company’s existence, we have provided services to more than 30,000 customers.

Our long-term partners include a wide range of Czech and international companies from the fields of industry, trade and services. Foreign customers help to create more than 50% of our revenue.

EU institutions hold an important place among our customers. On the basis of long-term contracts, we provide translation services to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Social and Economic Committee and the European Court of Justice.

We value each and every one of our customers and try to provide them the very best level of care possible. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you to the ranks of our satisfied clients.

Contact us

Please don’t hesitate to contact our specialists for more detailed information:

tel.: +420 225 000 722
e-mail: info@presto.cz

Or send us a quick question using the form below.

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