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22:46 Mar 25, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / measurement technology
German term or phrase: angestammte Anbieter
"Generell kann man sagen, dass das Feldgeräteportfolio sozusagen „rund“ geworden ist, es gibt kaum noch Lücken bei den angestammten Anbietern. "

The literal translation of "angestammt" is ancestral, which is obviously not a suitable choice in this context. How about regular, traditional, usual? Do these words get the meaning across? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?
Laurina
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3 +1established suppliers/providers
Steffen Walter
3routine supplierscasper


  

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routine suppliers


Explanation:
Or: regular suppliers

casper
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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
established suppliers/providers


Explanation:
In this case, I think that "angestammte Anbieter" refers to suppliers/providers that have been in the market/industry for a long time.

Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 06:07
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 237

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agree  xxxFrancis Lee: or "regular"
136 days
  -> Yes, indeed ;-) / Thanks for the late comment!
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