The main reason behind the change of legal form and the transformation from Leinhäuser und Partner to Leinhäuser Language Services GmbH was the cessation of business activities by one of the company’s largest customers. This customer – LS Language Services – was one of the three translation departments belonging to Siemens AG in Germany. As part of various organizational entities, LS Language Services provided an in-house translation service for Siemens in Munich for a period of over 50 years. For 20 years of its existence, it operated as a profit center serving corporate headquarters units in Munich (including the Managing Board) and external top-name customers.
Owing to a carve-out of “Siemens IT Solution and Services”, the Siemens unit to which it belonged, LS Language Services ceased to operate on 1 October 2010. Due to the fact that the managements of LS Language Services and Leinhäuser und Partner had maintained a close business relationship over many years, it was possible to organize a transfer of the operative and commercial managers of LS, Ramón Blanco and Birgit Albrecht-Klein, to Leinhäuser Language Services. They were joined there by 4 other experienced account managers from LS.