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entreprise de premier plan

English translation: world leader; global leader

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10:02 Oct 29, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: entreprise de premier plan
What type of company is this?
Bear.
BearTrans
English translation:world leader; global leader
Explanation:
I think this is a "judgment" rather than a category. *Premier plan* means *at the forefront* or *top notch*

Here's an example of its usage:

Nortel Networks is a global leader in telephony, data, eBusiness, and wireless solutions for the Internet. The Company had 1999 U.S. GAAP revenues of US$21.3 billion and serves carrier, service provider and enterprise customers globally...

Nortel Networks est une entreprise de premier plan, à l'échelle mondiale, dans le domaine des solutions de téléphonie, de transmission de données, des affaires électroniques et de systèmes sans fil pour Internet. La Société - dont les produits d'exploitation ont atteint 21,3 milliards de dollars US en 1999, selon les principes comptables généralement reconnus (PCGR) aux États-Unis -, offre des solutions aux transporteurs, aux entreprises et aux fournisseurs de services partout dans le monde. ...
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:28
Grading comment
Great answer again. Thanks! Bear.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naa front-runner, a front line company, a leading enterprise,
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
natop ranking firm
lefoque
natop-rated, front-line, probably in the Fortune 500
Parrot
naleading company
Luisa Veyán Santana
naworld leader; global leader
Yolanda Broad


  

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1 hr
world leader; global leader


Explanation:
I think this is a "judgment" rather than a category. *Premier plan* means *at the forefront* or *top notch*

Here's an example of its usage:

Nortel Networks is a global leader in telephony, data, eBusiness, and wireless solutions for the Internet. The Company had 1999 U.S. GAAP revenues of US$21.3 billion and serves carrier, service provider and enterprise customers globally...

Nortel Networks est une entreprise de premier plan, à l'échelle mondiale, dans le domaine des solutions de téléphonie, de transmission de données, des affaires électroniques et de systèmes sans fil pour Internet. La Société - dont les produits d'exploitation ont atteint 21,3 milliards de dollars US en 1999, selon les principes comptables généralement reconnus (PCGR) aux États-Unis -, offre des solutions aux transporteurs, aux entreprises et aux fournisseurs de services partout dans le monde. ...


    Reference: http://www.nortelnetworks.com/corporate/news/newsreleases/20...
    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.nortelnetworks.com/...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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Great answer again. Thanks! Bear.
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3 hrs
leading company


Explanation:
Creo que te puede ayudar.
Luisalberto

Luisa Veyán Santana
Peru
Local time: 04:28
Native speaker of: Spanish
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3 hrs
top-rated, front-line, probably in the Fortune 500


Explanation:
refers to ranking.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 10:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
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7 hrs
top ranking firm


Explanation:
just thought i would throw in my 2 cents worth


    le robert et colloins du management
lefoque
United States
Local time: 04:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 209

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5 days
a front-runner, a front line company, a leading enterprise,


Explanation:
Given that something which is "au premier plan" is in the foreground, then you have a whole range of options.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 10:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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