Building up the new Competence Center for Vacuum Technology in the Tabakfabrik Linz has always been a great wish of all involved. At the heart of innovation, development and cooperation - surrounded by many startups and other exciting companies - would be the ideal place for Columbus.
When it became clear that the new competence center for vacuum technology was to be implemented and we inquired at the Tabakfabrik, the shock was enormous: 700 applicants were on the waiting list and wanted to become part of this project.
Everything on one card. We wrote an application that included why WE would be the most suitable. The right concept - coincidence - luck - no matter! Columbus was chosen. We should even get one of the most beautiful places on the terrain, because otherwise the delivery of our test machine was not guaranteed. With great enthusiasm we started planning :-)
Once you have come among the chosen ones, the support here is really great.The Tabakfabrik created the great rooms and the wonderful company Litterak provided the interior and supported us in all other projects as well.
Of course, the delivery of our demonstration machine, which had to be lifted to our third floor with a mobile crane, also caused great tension. Highest professionalism was offered here above all by the company Felbermayr.
And now - in November 2018 - we have arrived. After an exciting year full of concepting, preparation and practical implementation. Ready to fulfill the new competence center with what it was designed for: a place for research, development, training and encounter.