partner for design studios

About Us

About Us

Your Full-Service Provider for Technology and Service around the Design Studio

Kolb Design Technology offers innovative and holistic solutions for the automotive design process worldwide. With its range of high performance modeling machines, studio
equipment and services, Kolb is bridging the gap between the digital and physical world, accelerating the entire design process.

As part of the diversified STREICHER Group with a wide range of synergies and know-how, we develop and implement individual and holistic mechatronic solutions,
from process design and automation technology with specific software to reliable after-sales service.


Our vision

Thinking beyond, Kolb as the leading manufacturer of modeling machines and holistic studio systems provides solutions for accelerating the design process by connecting the digital and physical worlds with faster, more efficient and more sustainable technology.

We are committed to building long-term, customer-focused relationships. Our passionate team delivers consistent, forward-thinking technology and reliable support
throughout the lifecycle of our products.

Future-oriented and sustainable acting

Our mission is to work with the utmost care for our customers, our employees, our suppliers and our environment. In every respect, we seek the most sustainable approach for today and a future worth living. As a technology leader in our business, we also strive to close the loop for materials from application via recycling to reuse with our
holistic processes and innovations.

Our history


Kolb Design Technology GmbH & Co. KG receives the ’’Top Service’’ quality label. The label represents high-quality
customer service as well as high qualified and reliable service personnel.


Kolb remains on course for success in 2020 and is a winner of this year’s iF Design Award, the world-renowned design prize. The winning product our newest layout and modeling machine in 2020 – ConceptLine Evo combines significantly higher
performance with an unobtrusive appearance.


Presentation of the new machine type ConceptLine Evo as well as demonstration of automatic clay application and clay 3D printing - two absolute novelties within this industry.

In the same year Kolb has finished its so far largest contract successfully.

Kolb has been awarded with the Jaguar Land Rover Excellence Award, Reddot Design Award and German Innovation Award.


Presentation of the new machine type ConceptLine Mobile as well as the scanning application.



Opening of our showroom in Deggendorf (Germany)


Integration of Kolb into the sector mechanical engineering of STREICHER Group in Deggendorf (Germany)


Extension of the product portfolio with an assortment of
materials, tools and accessories for design studios,
former distributed by the company Franz Kolb Nachf..



2001 Foundation of Kolb Technology GmbH as specialist for the development and manufacturing of milling machines for design studios, as subsidiary of Franz Kolb Nachf..


Invention of plasticine by the pharmacist Franz Kolb in Munich (Germany)