Competence Center

Welcome to the Columbus
Competence Center

Center for research, development, prototyping and contract manufacturing in the field of vacuum press technology.

The Columbus Competence Center is the pulsating heart of Columbus, that pushes the innovative progress in vacuum press technology with every beat. Here all Columbus machines are being developed and perfected. Furthermore, all training, workshops and machine demonstrations take place here, through which customers and interested parties can learn all about the concentrated power of vacuum technology and its infinite possibilities.

The Competence Center gives companies the opportunity to profitably use the vacuum technology and the entire know-how of Columbus for different purposes. The offer ranges from prototyping to the production of beta / small series. The Columbus Competence Center is located right in the creative heart of Europe — in the Tabakfabrik Linz. As an innovative center and partner of San José, the capital of the Silicon Valley, the Tabakfabrik also offers a place of creation for great ideas, collaborations and innovations.

News from the Competence Center

The world of Columbus is always turning. Every day, Columbus does everything in its power to develop new technologies, improve existing ones, test applications and explore innovative materials. In addition, Columbus is represented at all major trade fairs to always present the latest products to the world. In the section "News from the Competence Center", interested parties will always find the latest news and also have the opportunity to present their own experiences.
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New times bring new opportunities.
How to conquer existing markets by using new applications and materials.
Worldwide high demand for protective walls made of acrylic glass.
Offer your customers something extraordinary.
Full speed ahead with Vacuplus
Zeppelin Nightliners and the tour buses of the world's greatest stars
World premiere: acrylic glass chair
Customer Zöllner manufactures for Acrylic Couture
Prager manufactures with Combitherm for Siemens
An innovative trade fair booth
Columbus expands its global dealer network
GEWEMA membership brings vacuum technology directly to German users
Vacuum pumps
Columbus shows the advantages of dry runners
That was the Holz 2019
Columbus and the great Swiss carpenters
Cooperation with Schachermayer
Columbus receives another strong partner
A dazzling cooperation between two pioneers
Vacuum technology. Acrylic glass. Unlimited possibilities.
Resysta — A compound better than wood
Design meets sustainability
People talk about Columbus
What is published in professional circles about us
Columbus with its vacuum technology at the company Schachermayer
Sensational trade fair success at the Ligna 2019
C40 modular system celebrates international market launch
Combitherm forms Kerrock in Belgium
Exceptional machines for an exceptional design future
The Columbus expert from England
Consistent quality all over the globe
Columbus makes the impossible possible
VIDEO: Seamless veneering in just a few working steps
Success through vacuum technology
With a vacuum press from Columbus you can manufacture truly extraordinary products.
Spontaneous event in the Competence Center
Digital and 3D-Printing for the advertising industry
Columbus Story
Chosen among 700 candidates
Customer Story
Customer Story
North German Broadcasting works with Columbus
Columbus Story
Why Columbus?

VIDEOS from the
Competence CenteR

The video gallery offers the best opportunity to experience the incredible variety of applications of Columbus vacuum presses up close. On the basis of descriptive video material and concrete examples, new applications, processing techniques and innovative materials are presented. As a result, Columbus customers and interested parties are constantly being given new input on how to expand their production spectrum, increase the efficiency of familiar work steps and create extraordinary unique items that will delight customers.
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the creative heart of Europe

The „Tabakfabrik“ is located in the creative heart of Europe and is therefore often referred to as the same. It is a direct partner of San José, the capital of Silicon Valley, and is based on the four pillars of creativity, sociality, work and education. Because of this, it provides the perfect place for great innovations. Located in the heart of the city of Linz, a former working-class city, it also represents a place today that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern and innovative solutions of the future. Since the Columbus concept is ideally suited to that of the Tabakfabrik, Columbus was selected from 700 applicants to settle in the Tabakfabrik and benefit from this innovative engine. There would be no better corporate location for Columbus.

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