A2ZTranslate was founded in 2001 by Mark Berghan, after returning to New Zealand from a 10 year stint in Japan. Mark had worked in online marketing in Japan, recruiting students from around the world to study Japanese at a large Japanese university. 

Since founding as a home business, the company has grown with permanent staff on 5 continents, over 2000 contract translators and a network of specialist marketing and programming contractors around the globe. 

In 2007 A2ZTranslate opened a branch office in Nagoya, Japan. In August 2009 A2ZTranslate will open a representative office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.