Who We Are

SH3, Inc. was founded in Kansas City, MO in 1980.  We began as a translation agency with a unique expertise in technical translations and are now recognized as the leading translation supplier for the industrial manufacturing sector.  Understanding the uniqueness of content types, we apply an individual approach to translating technical, marketing, software and business support content.

In 2014, SH3 was acquired by Argos Multilingual, a European Translation Agency with its own unique business specialties.  Our combined enterprise offers greater operational efficiencies with customer support locations in both Europe and the US to better serve you.  Outstanding customer care and client value are key offerings of both organizations.  We invite you to learn what SH3 can do for you. 

Our Values

What Makes Us Who We Are

Partnership Approach

We strive to be a partner to our clients, not simply a supplier. We understand the unique requirements of the industries we serve and aim to be helpful and informative whether you need a simple process improvement or a comprehensive solution. Our goal is to help you do more with less and to free up your time so you can do what you do best.

Quality at Source

SH3 is inspired to "get it right the first time" and we practice the concept of Quality at Source. Efficiencies are gained by reviewing the source content at the beginning of each translation project and implementing review and control points at critical steps throughout the process.

Technology Agnostic

We guarantee our SH3 clients that we will never lock them into any single solution or a specific software purchase. Being able to work with multiple partners on multiple platforms is important and our goal is to help facilitate collaborations. SH3 is committed to giving you freedom and choice while providing the best solution for your needs.

Our Recognitions & Awards

John Deere Achieving Excellence Program – 2014

In 2014, we earned recognition as a partner-level supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Our Certifications & Memberships


SH3 is an active member of the trade associations that matter most to our customers, including Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA).

SH3 is also involved in many aspects of the translation industry and we are committed to upholding and improving the translation industry’s quality standards. We are active members of key industry organizations including GALA, ATA and the ALC.

The Argos Multilingual Companies are Microsoft Certified partners and approved EU translation vendors with ISO 9001:2008, EN 15038:2006 ISO EN 13485:2012 and ISO27001:2013 certifications.

What Others Have Said

Where You See Names, We See Relationships
“SH3 spends their money, their time, their resources to come to us to teach us how to actually reduce our dependency on them. I think that says a lot in terms of their dedication to make us a better provider of technical manuals to our customers.”
ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
“Use a company that’s in the ballgame, not on the sidelines.”
R.A JONES, A WORLDWIDE LEADER IN PACKAGING MACHINERY AND AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT