Cruz Communications ‒ We are always on hand to help, even when time is of the essence:
competent – efficient – straightforward – reliable.
The story of Cruz Communications is inextricably entwined with the professional career of CEO and owner Dr. Dora Saenger da Cruz. Her passion for languages and cultures, coupled with her dedication and linguistic expertise, laid the foundation that our company is built on. Alongside her trusted team, the Portuguese-born Dora set herself the challenge of turning her passion into a career. The results speak for themselves! As a lecturer in translation studies at the University of Vienna, Dora was able to build an extensive network of international experts in her quest to find qualified translators.
After nearly two decades, over 300 customers located in Austria and abroad have come to rely on the competent, straightforward, trustworthy and personalised services offered by Cruz Communications. At our office in Vienna, we take care of translation projects submitted by international companies, agencies and institutions day in, day out. We pride ourselves on listening carefully to each client’s individual requirements and wishes. Please take a look at some of the key milestones in our company’s journey:
How it all began
1980s: The children’s TV series “Pumuckl” is broadcast in Portugal in its original version – igniting a passion for the German language in the young Dora
2001: Dr. Dora Saenger da Cruz joins the University of Vienna as a lecturer in translation studies
2004: Large PT-DE translation project for healthcare firm VAMED – the idea to go independent starts to germinate
The foundation phase
2005: Cruz Communications is founded as a one-person enterprise
2006: A space is rented at a PR office – working from home proved less than ideal
2007: First employee hired on a part-time basis
First steps as a businesswoman
2009: Moved into a bigger office spanning 10m2, in a shared office space situated in the 4th Vienna District
2009: New clients come aboard; to date they remain our best and most loyal customers: LKW Walter, Frequentis, Federal Ministry of Finance, to name a few
2010: Pool of 70 professional specialist translators
2010: 16 languages now offered
The company puts down roots
2011: Reclassified as a GmbH (limited liability company)
2012: Ingo Saenger da Cruz joins the company, for his invaluable knowledge of economics and business
2013: Moved to an office spanning 100 m2 in the 7th Vienna District – enough space to grow freely
2013: 26 languages now offered
2013: Pool of 250 professional specialist translators ‒ all languages and specialist fields now possible
2013: First full-time employee is recruited
No pain, no gain
2013: As a successful Portuguese businesswoman abroad, Dr. Dora Saenger da Cruz is awarded Portugal's Merit Award for Entrepreneurship
2014: Dr. Dora Saenger da Cruz receives her doctorate in translation studies
We continue to flourish
2015: Second full-time employee is hired
2015: We now manage a total of 120 clients
2017: Pool of over 350 professional specialist translators
2017: We now manage over 250 clients
2019: Pool of 650 professional specialist translators
2019: We purchase a state-of-the-art, user-friendly project management system
2019: Third full-time employee hired
2019: Website relaunched
2019: Introduction Einführung XTRF- Translation Management System incl. Client-Portal
2019: Relaunch of our website
2020: Introduction of Memsource (additional CAT tool with online editor)
2020: Expansion of our service offering with transcreation
2021: Our blog with current articles is online
To be continued…
What our clients say about us:
In the 10 years we have been working together, Cruz Communications has proven to be a very reliable translation partner that places great value on customer satisfaction and always completes jobs quickly. As our assignments are usually required in 7 different languages, we can recommend Cruz Communications to all internationally active companies.
From day one, the cooperation with Cruz Communications has been characterised by the highest level of professionalism, reliability, flexibility and an extremely competent and friendly team. Even particularly last-minute enquiries in several languages were always dealt with quickly and in a solution-oriented manner to our complete satisfaction.
We have been working with Cruz Communications for 7 years. I appreciate them for their invariably fast and reliable service.
We have been a client of Cruz Communications for many years now, and over that time we have continued to optimise and expand our translation database to cover 27 languages, with the aid of their dedicated team. Our successful relationship is built on innovation, reliability and a meticulous approach.
Delivering new translations for a constantly evolving software is no easy feat. Working with Cruz Communications, we have been able to establish a very efficient process. Many thanks for your fantastic support!
We value the cooperation with Cruz Communications very much, which is why they have been our translation partner for many years. From the quick quotation to the fair pricing to the prompt and always on-time delivery of the documents, the service fits perfectly. We would definitely recommend Cruz Communications to other international active companies.
Our competent translation partner since 2009. Short-term and direct processing with our creatives works excellently. THANKS!
I have been working with Cruz Communications for several years now, as the team is very competent and fast, and provides solutions even in difficult situations.
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