Product Development and Engineering
Columbia Tech provides product development, manufacturing, global fulfillment and aftermarket services to innovation leaders in the life-science, pharmaceutical, bio-discovery, alternative energy, semiconductor, power management, LED, medical device, data storage, defense, homeland security and digital and molecular imaging industries.
Reduce Your Time to Market with a Product Development Engineering Leader
The Columbia Tech product development team is comprised of nearly 50 in-house engineers and highly skilled technicians with a broad base of product development experience including software, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, finite element analysis, HALT, HASS, safety, and compliance experience. Qualified partners in optics, RF, human traits and industrial development round out core capabilities while enabling a best in class rate structure which is typically 30-50% lower than product development engineering competitors or boutique engineering firms. Also, post product development Columbia Tech offers world class contract manufacturing, global fulfillment, field support, parts fulfillment and product refurbishment. Most product development engineering competitors and boutique engineering firms are not able to do this.
Minimize Scope Creep and Lower Product Engineering Costs
While typical product development firms charge rates in excess of $100 per hour and earn a living off scope creep, Columbia Tech does whatever it can to shorten the product development cycle. This is accomplished by limiting change traffic to only essential items, using commercially available parts whenever possible, specifying pre-qualified vendors from Columbia Tech’s global supply chain, utilizing pre-existing freight agreements, and Columbia Tech’s massive purchasing power. With Columbia Tech, quality and lead-time expectations are in place reducing your time to market. Columbia Tech is known for speed, getting your idea to market ahead of your competitors enabling you to enjoy higher gross margin, assured product placement, service contracts and brand loyalty. With hundreds of years of combined engineering experience in bringing new products to market on behalf of clients in industries that include ground-based airline equipment, fuels cell technology, wireless equipment, telecom, LED equipment, semiconductor wafer and metrology, detection, food service, and defense, Columbia Tech is the proven choice for product development and time to market success.
Transparent Product Development Engineering Process
Columbia Tech’s partnered approach of defining actions, milestones, and responsibilities and then holding each other accountable to a successful and measurable engineering and manufacturing plan enables great results time after time. Columbia Tech provides dashboard reporting on a weekly basis for all development programs highlighting percentage of completion versus budgeted cost in each area, as well as highlighting key milestone accomplishments and “high risk” areas so that they can be openly discussed early on for prompt resolution. Coupling this along with formal, rev controlled, NPI process encompassing disciplined prototype, pilot and then scaled production programs provides clients results they thought could only be attained internally. With today’s shrinking budgets and critical timelines you need Columbia Tech’s professional standards and flexibility.
Product Engineering Labs and Manufacturing Space
With over 160,000 square feet of first class, high-bay manufacturing space including drive-in loading docks, coupled with independent product development labs and portable class 10,000 clean rooms for total security, compliance adherence and confidentiality, Columbia Tech’s experienced and reliable personnel have the wherewithal to assist you in a vast array of product development services and systems of all shapes and sizes.
Reduce Your Product Engineering Timeline
Columbia Tech has earned a reputation for significantly reducing the product development timeline for dozens of OEMs enabling them to generate more sales, service contracts, brand loyalty and next generation placements from their customers. Columbia Tech’s goal is to shorten the timeline of development programs and lead-times of product shipments to our clients enabling them to attain or maintain the status as a global industry leader.