itl - for ideas, actions and solutions


In the beginning it was just an idea.
Today itl is a well-established provider of technical documentation and translations in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. 
As one of the largest providers in the industry, it is important to us that innovation, future orientation and solution expertise are more than just buzzwords. We take on the challenges of the times, the technology and our customers. Together, we shape your responses to Industry 4.0 and provide assistance throughout the information lifecycle management process.

In concrete terms, we deliver end-to-end consulting solutions covering all areas of technical documentation and translation. From documentation in compliance with standards and directives and the outsourcing of documentation projects to app development, multimedia publications and multilingual translations delivered with publication-quality layouts.


The facts:

  • Institut für technische Literatur (itl) founded in Germany in 1982
  • itl GmbH founded in Austria in 1991
  • itl AG founded in Switzerland in 2011
  • Quality management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
  • Certification in accordance with ISO 17100:2015
  • Offices in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
  • A total of over 110 employees and more than 800 freelance partners throughout the world
  • An extensive customer base in all kinds of industries

Would you like more information about us? If so, please just get in touch.




Technical documentation

Documentation in compliance with standards and directives. Picture guides, multimedia projects, screencasts, apps or a traditional format.

We'll create or revise your technical documentation for you – and make sure it is target group focused, user friendly, clear, readable and suitable for translation. Our technical documentation team at our head office in Germany will assist you with comprehensive expertise and work with you to optimise your entire documentation process. Benefit from our many years of experience.

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Translations from any format. Into any language. Using any TM tool.

Professional, native-speaker translators will get right to the heart of your message. Your documents are translated with the help of a translation memory system regardless of their format. Consistent and, above all, high-quality translations – produced quickly and for a reasonable price – are assured. We are certified in accordance with ISO 17100:2015, so you can be sure of transparent processes and high quality. For both ad-hoc translations and large-scale translation projects.

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Training and consulting

Knowledge transfer for your success.

Do you find that you constantly want to improve things in your everyday working environment? Do you have new software or want to introduce a new system, or are you taking on new kinds of work? Perhaps you are in the process of entering new markets?
Our consulting team in Germany will work with you to meet your requirements to optimum effect. We are always happy to pass on our specialist knowledge. Together we'll find custom solutions that will optimise your workflows and make the best possible use of your systems.

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Product and process solutions

Automation. Optimisation. Improvement of efficiency.

Optimise your documentation creation processes with labour-saving, CI-compliant templates and custom macros or scripts in Word, Excel, InDesign and FrameMaker. Take advantage of the comprehensive experience of our team in Germany to optimise your documentation and translation workflows.
You'll find we have the right product for all stages of your information lifecycle: the language management system [i]-match, the order management portal [i]-gate and the document review portal [i]-correct.

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Research and development

Keeping pace with developments. With itl into the future.

"Documentation with foresight: we work out what your customers' requirements will be tomorrow – and put everything into practice today. Would you like to make your manuals available as an app and know more about HTML conversion options? Are you wondering whether machine translation is right for your company? Or are you looking for a way to structure user-friendly multimedia documentation?
Take advantage of the experience of our research and development team in Germany, and make it a key factor in your success. We'll be happy to help you."

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Our expertise. For your benefit.

Seminars, workshops, free events. We can put together a custom further training package for you that will provide whatever you require on an everyday basis in terms of specialist expertise and tool-specific know-how. In our seminars and workshops we provide you with specialist knowledge that you can immediately use to get results in practice. We are flexible and take all your wishes into account. You specify the time, place and content. We provide the right expert for your requirements.

Together with our team in Germany, we organise further training events in Zurich, Kreuzlingen and Wintherthur – but we can also come to you.

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All our evening events and seminars are in German.
The description and the registration form are available in German only.

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Field of activity: Translation

Freelance translator, company-wide



We work for these companies


itl AG

(Head office in Switzerland)
Hauptstrasse 14 A
CH-8280 Kreuzlingen
+41 71 6778050


itl GmbH

(Head office in Austria)
Lerchenfelder Gürtel 43
A-1160 Vienna
​+43 1 4020523-0


itl AG

(Head office in Germany)
Elsenheimerstraße 65
D-80687 Munich
​+49 89 892623-0

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