The early days
As the first VSI Group foothold in mainland Europe, soon to be followed by other facilities in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and Rome, VSI Amsterdam was initially established as a Dutch-language provider for our London clients, amid growth in the local Dutch market.
It was challenging in the initial few months of operation to ensure continued work, sometimes focusing on a single project for months at a time, but as we progressed in implementing various technical solutions and carving out our place in this new market, we experienced a growth in our client base. In the first few years, a large portion of the content localised was for 90s Japanese anime hit series, with the team playfully shouting ‘Kamehameha’ for weeks after delivery to the client. We also became very familiar with subtitling award shows which, for one particular client at the time, required us to record from live (analog) TV, literally pressing ‘record’ at the exact start time of the programme!