How it all started

WK Automotive began in 1988 in the Netherlands as a technical translation agency. Right from day one, we have been handling translations of instruction manuals and workshop manuals for the automotive industry. Our first customer was the Dutch Toyota importer Louwman & Parqui. We still work for this customer today and in the meantime for many other importers and manufacturers too. Rutger Groenendijk is the owner of WK Automotive. A driven entrepreneur with a passion for the automotive industry.

How we developed to become a documentation and localisation specialist

As a specialist translation agency, we provided translations in every conceivable language. We realised that processes could sometimes be organised better and more efficiently. We were increasingly coming to the table with our clients to provide them with advice. With success. Many customers now subcontract their entire documentation process to us which makes it more efficient, cheaper and with fewer errors.

WK = Word Knowledge

In the first few years, WK stood for the founder's initials but today, the letters WK mean Word Knowledge. A great description of our specialism. Today, WK Automotive boasts a close-knit team of 16 employees.

Ask Rutger your question

Rutger Groenendijk

Managing Director

Would you like to know more about our products or services? Are you keen to find out what we could do for you? We'd be glad to schedule an appointment for a personal introduction!