Columbus, a totally Brazilian company, has been started in 1993 by former employees from the technical / industrial area of Engesa - Engenheiros Especializados S.A.
Founded with the purpose of maintaining, modernizing, developing new projects / technologies to be used in Military Vehicles produced in Brazil and exported to 20 countries.
CEO is Odilon Lobo de Andrade Neto, mechanical engineer graduated from EESC-USP in 1973, awarded the Peacemaker Medal by the Brazilian Army, member of the National Engineering Academy ANE.
Columbus bring the necessary knowledge to maintain the development of the own technologies in the area of Military Vehicles, allowing Brazil to be self-sufficient in supplying to the Brazilian Army.
Providing specialized maintenance and spare parts for products manufactured by Engesa, keeping them operational for the greatest number of years. This covers the entire line of manufactured military vehicles: EE-9 Cascavel, EE-11 Urutu, EE-3 Jararaca, EE-15 (4x4 truck), EE-25 (6x6 truck), EE-12 and others.
Analyze, design and provide modernization programs for armoured vehicles manufactured by Engesa, applying new technologies
Develop new projects for military vehicles and security employment.
"Military vehicles and security will always be necessary for homeland defense, law and order. We want to be present in the effort to allow Brazil independence in this strategic activity."
Columbus has already reactivated the supply of more than 20,000 items used in Engesa vehicles. In case of discontinuity of an item, we develop interchangeable solutions.
Our motto is "never fail to respond to a request."
Columbus is formed since its foundation by former Engesa employees, have already demonstrated its capacity in Maintenance and Revitalization of Vehicles for the Brazilian Army.
Project is firmly installed in Columbus activities. In addition to preserving Brazilian technology in the area of military vehicles, Columbus heve been working on new projects, always searching for new technologies.
Columbus has established its own procedures to comply with Brazilian laws in the export and import activities essential to keep the Engesa vehicles in operation until today.