COL GROUP’s superior R&D know-how is a result of its highly specialized workforce (c.70% with industry qualifications), including senior engineers, PhDs, I.T. specialized managers, qualified technicians and manufacturing process leaders.
In the Electrification Equipment business roughly 30% of the workforce is actively involved in the development of new product prototypes, working in close collaboration with R&D departments of COL’s major customers;
- In the Smart Grid Systems and Solutions business about 45% of the workforce is dedicated to the development of new systems and digital solutions, with a focus on customization, and the development of new electronic products for on-line remote control of high-voltage networks. In fact, the smart grid is a key development theme for the company and its partners, to provide improvements in monitoring, control & flexibility of networks, responding to the growing complexity of grid demand.