Innovation, research & development

Innovation, Research & Development

Maybe you have to like people to develop sustainable new technologies for their benefit. You certainly need to be a good listener to truly grasp a problem. Add to this curiosity, creativity and a problem-solving mindset and you have a typical KOLBUS developer.


We make a practice of thinking outside the box and we're always ready to look at a problem from a new angle. On average, German engineering companies invest around 3.5% of sales in R&D. KOLBUS doesn't fit into this "average" category – we add another 5% to this figure.

There are 150 employees at KOLBUS focussed entirely on developing our vision for the future and making it our reality. Creativity, growing out of know-how, is a driving force. The engineering innovations that are a hallmark of our book finishing lines are just one of the results.