1957 - Cino Cini founds AEC Illuminazione: the Company produces indoor lighting for industrial and commercial application and outdoor lighting for private and public gardens.
1966 - Following the devastating flood in the city of Florence AEC Illuminazione provides the city centre with the new decorative lighting and starts the production of the beautiful cast iron decorative candelabra.
1982 - AEC dedicates significant investments to the new production of street lighting devices successfully penetrating in the market of public lighting.
1984 - Following the sudden death of the founder, Alessandro Cini takes the guide of the Company carrying out an ambitious project of business development.
1988 - The works for the construction on the new plant in Castelnuovo get started.
1999 - The company is certified with the ISO 9001:1994 quality system: an important result rewarding the work and professionalism of all AEC staff.
2000 - AEC Headquarters moves to the new plant in Castelnuovo: the expansion of the new Headquarters, (including all the production units, the R & D department and all the offices) will reach more than 12,000 square meters within 2007.
2006 - AEC R&D department undertakes the first studies on the design of LED lighting fixtures. The company performs the first supplies for “Autostrade per l’Italia”, the Italian Road Authority, substituting part of the existing SHP devices with its more efficient LED luminaires.
2007 - In occasion of LivinLuce (Milan) AEC presents the new series of products for urban application and earns the "Innovation & Design Award - Design category".
2008/2010 - AEC ILLUMINAZIONE undertakes a project aiming to raise awareness about the concepts of energy saving and environmental protection through the proposal of high efficient LED devices for public lighting.
The launch of the new LED fixtures (Ledin, ILO, XMOD) at Light + Building exhibition, is a great success.
2010/2012 - The enlargement of AEC product range constantly proceeds and AEC keeps developing high performing optical systems for its range of LED products.
UL International Italy Srl, leader in the field of safety certification, attests the conformity of AEC tests and photometric laboratory to the international standards, recognizing the value of a Company that has always been attentive to the quality of its products.
2012 - The management inaugurates "AEC Pole Division": a modern 7.000mq plant (for a total area of 30,000 sqm) entirely dedicated to the production of poles for public lighting.
AEC Illuminazione further strengthens the image of a Company that continues to invest in growth by providing its users with an offer of lighting systems even more complete and competitive.
2013 - AEC launches the new ITALO series: a product featured by a remarkably light and compact design, developed with the most updated technologies.
With ITALO, AEC pays tribute to the Italian work and talent celebrating the value of a quality product entirely made within AEC Italian Headquarters where the "Made in Italy" become synonymous with excellence, style and prestige.
Confirming this positive trend, AEC is proud to be part of the "Italian Best Companies" 2013-2014.
2014 - A decisive year for the company. In April, AEC won a big tender for the lighting of the city of Milan with 84,000 luminaires ITALO.
A commitment, in terms of production, that our team successfully perform demonstrating once again the dynamism of a company able to take on new amazing challenges.
Today, AEC is proud of both its Staff and successes and look at the future with enthusiasm.