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SDL International buys Lomac

SDL International, whose services include localizing software for various countries, on Friday said it acquired Lomac, which provides localization services to the Central and East European market. Lomac has more than 100 employees, operates in six countries within the region, and provides translation and electronic publishing of technical documentation, software and Web content to clients such as Bentley, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard. United Kingdom-based SDL employs more than 1,100 workers and is one of the largest localization companies.

Localization services include preparing software and other high-tech products for different markets as well as translating company policies and other content into local languages. SDL's move is part of a broader consolidation trend among localization companies. "The addition of Lomac fills another geographic niche and will add scale to SDL's presence in this rapidly growing market," said SDL CEO Mark Lancaster.