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Your Full-Service Partner for Technical Documentation

Technical Editing, Consulting and Translation from a Single Source

Do you need support with the professional creation of your technical documentation? Whether it's operating instructions, service information, online help or training documents: we design, create, translate and publish the entire range of technical documentation – using all common systems and in all formats.

You can rely on 20 years of technical editorial experience and an interdisciplinary team of highly qualified employees. From rapid support during peak loads to all-round support for your entire documentation process and a digitisation strategy for the documentation of the future: we create solutions from a single source that are precisely tailored to your needs.

Our Services at a Glance


Consulting for Better Information Processes

  • Process Optimisation
  • Documentation and Metadata Concepts
  • System Selection and Implementation
  • Digitisation
  • CE Conformity, Machine Safety
  • Quality Management



Technical Editing for Targeted User Information

  • Operating and Instruction Manuals
  • User Manuals
  • Software Documentation
  • Spare Parts Catalogues
  • Risk Assessments, Ignition Source Analyses
  • Instruction Videos
  • Language-Neutral Graphical Instructions

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Translations for Technology and Software

  • Technical Translations
  • Translation Technology
  • Terminology Management
  • Foreign Language Editing
  • Machine Translation
  • Desktop Publishing


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Systems and Software Solutions

  • Content Management Systems
  • Content Delivery Portals
  • E-Learning Platforms
  • Sale of System Licenses
  • System Consulting and Implementation
  • Development and Support


A Reliable Partner

Always There for You

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Large Team of Experts

Capacities and bundled know-how even when deadlines are tight: 150 permanent employees from various disciplines do everything for your project success.

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Whether it's an individual technical editorial project, a workshop, or an all-inclusive package with comprehensive consulting:
As a full-service provider, we support you to the exact extent that makes sense for you.

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Project Success Guaranteed

More than 30,000 successfully completed projects and many long-standing customer relationships: With our tried-and-tested process model, we ensure your project success and give you sufficient freedom for your individual requirements.


Broad Tool Know-how

Regardless of whether it's a traditional word processor (Microsoft Word), professional layout software (Adobe InDesign), authoring tool (Adobe FrameMaker) or XML-based Content Management System (COSIMA, SCHEMA ST4, etc.): We create your documentation with all common editing tools.

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Documentation Thought Through

Technical documentation costs money – even for us. But we make sure that your investment pays off. How do you do that? With long-term cost savings through more efficient processes or with new services and monetisation opportunities.

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Always Close By

With 13 locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Czech Republic and Cameroon, we guarantee you first-class and fast support with short distances to your location.

What our customers say about us


"kothes took over this responsibility many years ago, not only for the creation of technical documentation for SIG, but also for the processing of daily business, translations, reprography and even hosting the Content Management System. This gives us more freedom to concentrate on our main task: the further development of carton packaging systems. Over the years we've come to know kothes, not only as a trustworthy and competent partner, but also as a company that's always available to advise us on the appropriate steps to take for the future of our technical documentation. Of course, this only works if you move, yourself! We're looking forward to continued successful cooperation."

Dirk Noske, Head of Legal Compliance & Documentation


"kothes' practical consulting services have enabled us to significantly increase the efficiency when creating standard and modified documentation, through a collaborative specification and the implementation of an interface between SAP and our Content Management System.”

Heiko Nickel, Technology Standards & Editorial Office | T-SE


"kothes managed to gain an overview of our specific situation within a very short time. The path forward in the consulting project was always adapted to the new circumstances in an agile way, depending on the current situation – always with the actual project goal in mind."

Christian Körner, Vice President Documentation, Processes & Master Data Management


"We at Hauser GmbH are pleased to have found a competent partner in kothes, a partner we can rely on for the long-term. The interlinking of various services such as technical editing and illustration produces high-quality documents. The consulting competence on various problems leads to the success we've anticipated. The friendly and personal contact, in combination with the close proximity of the location, leads to rapid process implementation.

Samuel Haider, Teamleader Productmanagement


"In kothes we've found an uncomplicated – and above all – a very professional partner, who's led us to our goal in both a focused and successful manner. The result of the new operating manuals is impressive and brings us to a new level."

Oliver Giaffreda, Team Leader of Marketing Services


"kothes is a very competent partner for the structured development of technical documentation for complex products. A jointly-developed documentation set has even been awarded a prize."

René Freudrich, Head Product Management


"As a Technical Editor, I deal with challenging, technical texts on a daily basis. Since our products are in demand all over the world, a good translation is essential. A well-written operating manual should be the calling card of every company. We’ve found the partner for the best possible translations: kothes. The translations are of high quality, they're carried out promptly and every deadline has always been met. The positive feedback from many customers speaks for itself. There are certainly many translation service providers, but our successful cooperation with kothes and their friendly contacts makes it an easy decision to stay with them."

Andreas Lotz, Technical Documentation

What can we do for you?

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