Corporate

The ability to innovate without losing sight of tradition and the strong bond with the territory have characterized our international success for over 60 years, which sees us present in over 40 countries around the world.

Who is AEC Illuminazione

A major player in the lighting sector, AEC has been an experimental workshop of ideas and innovation for over 60 years. In fact, since 1957 the Company has been able to achieve great international fame in thepublic lighting: sector: Milan, Berlin, London, Oslo, Auckland and Dubai are just some of the prestigious cities illuminated by AEC Illuminazione. Today the company is an important example of Italian industrial excellence, known and appreciated all over the world.

Tecnology

Research

Innovation

Design

AEC Illuminazione in numbers

100%

Made in Italy

AEC products are made in Tuscany

1957

Foundation year

A history of over 60 years of passion for light and innovation

44

Worldwide presence

AEC is present with its commercial network in 44 countries around the world

10M€

R&D investments

In 2019 AEC invested over 10 million euros in Research & Development

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Immerse yourself in our company reality and find out why innovation is born here.

The value of experience

We have capitalized on the know-how acquired in over 60 years of experience in international competition in all lighting fields and we know how to respond with enthusiasm and competence to the challenges of the global market.

We shape innovation.

Here visions are transformed into intelligent solutions.

We shape innovation.

Here visions are transformed into intelligent solutions.

“Careful observation and curiosity towards the world of lighting have always been the basis of the creativity and innovation that has made AEC Illuminazione a company that has been able to anticipate the times.”

Faithful to perfection

Design and the pursuit of aesthetic and technical perfection have always been the essence of the AEC brand: a tradition in which the fusion of refined elegance, distinctive design and innovation guide our actions. Furthermore, we are Italians, we love the idea of being able to export the culture of beauty to every part of the world and every detail is essential for us. The design of our products is the perfect harmony between beauty and function, between technology, performance and emotion.

Driven by innovation

The future looks in only one direction and the pursuit of innovation has always moved our actions. The constant research and development of new, highly innovative forms of lighting have always guided the company’s choices, leading to the development of solutions with cutting-edge performance and seeing the company as a creator of innovation with the filing of numerous patents already starting in the years’ 60.

Inspired by tradition

By translating the legacy of the craftsmanship of the 1960s into industrial automation and technological innovation from today’s industry 4.0, AEC Illuminazione has been able to intercept the needs of an increasingly vast market and reacted to the technological evolution of LED as a precursor, creating innovation, without limiting investments in machinery, laboratories and production plants, but without losing contact with tradition.

Innovation Technological Center

The new futuristic area of the AEC Illuminazione headquarters where the engineers of the Research & Development department are constantly studying new technologically advanced solutions.

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Innovation Technological Center

The new futuristic area of the AEC Illuminazione headquarters where the engineers of the Research & Development department are constantly studying new technologically advanced solutions.

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Our corporate assets? People.

The ability to innovate without losing sight of tradition and the strong connection with the territory have characterized our success, guaranteeing stable and sustainable development on a social, economic and environmental level. Being AEC means being part of a single team, projected towards the future, in which people are the most important asset.

AEC People

260

Employees

Who work at the Headquarters and who allow us to make a difference every day.

32%

Women

We strongly believe in the power of inclusion capable of achieving great goals.

35

Average age

A heterogeneous and young team that allows you to have a better approach to future challenges.

774

Hours of training

The average annual training hours of refresher courses for all our staff.

“Attention to design and to every little detail is reflected
in the products as well as in the architecture of the company”.

52,000 square meters where to produce innovation

All AEC Illuminazione products are designed and manufactured entirely within our Italian production site

52,000 square meters where to produce innovation

All AEC Illuminazione products are designed and manufactured entirely within our Italian production site

AEC Total Quality System

The corporate philosophy, based on the concept of “Total Quality System”, provides the concentration of all the design and production phases in the Italian headquarters: from research and development to the design and industrialization of the product, up to its distribution. Latest generation machinery, large investments, state-of-the-art laboratories and sophisticated automation processes characterize the production units of AEC Illuminazione, which distinguish it as unique excellence in the sector.

AEC Illuminazione is a Green Company

Smart Factory 4.0

AEC Illuminazione is a highly technological reality, a true italian LED lighting manufacturer and with the advent of Industry 4.0, it has intensified its investments to fully convert its processes and today is 100% a sustainable Smart Factory 4.0. In fact, in the last ten years, important investments have been made in new machinery, collaborative robots, automated systems and digital data transmission technologies, in order to continuously innovate production processes, thus ensuring efficient production and high industrial competitiveness.

Our mission

Through our constant commitment to research and innovation, we want to develop lighting systems capable of improving the quality of life of people, while helping to reduce the impact on the planet. We want to make cities more environmentally sustainable, but also more liveable and safer for people at night. We work to spread a culture of sustainable light, transmitting our constant commitment to municipalities, institutions, designers and citizens.

Our constant commitment?

Providing solutions that make cities more environmentally sustainable but also more liveable and safer for people.

Our constant commitment?

Providing solutions that make cities more environmentally sustainable but also more liveable and safer for people.

“We investigate the needs and forms of use of light by people, studying the link between public lighting and life in cities and how this can affect the well-being of citizens.”

Our goals:

Increase safety and livability

One of our main objectives is to improve people’s lives through lighting that can guarantee greater safety and better livability. Whether it is a city context such as a busy street, a public park but also the lighting in work or leisure places such as inside a stadium, we want the light to add value and safety.

Improve spaces and cities

Light itself plays a fundamental role in improving the perception of space and redeveloping environments, but it can do it even more if enclosed in designer lighting fixtures, which integrate perfectly into the surrounding context, improving their value. This is why our research has always worked to offer technologically advanced solutions that are at the same time of great aesthetic value.

We look to sustainability

Everything in AEC Illuminazione looks to sustainability: from non-delocalized production, which mainly uses renewable sources, to the reduction of the packaging and transport necessary for the distribution of our products, up to constant research and development to produce increasingly efficient lighting fixtures that allow reducing the environmental impact of public lighting.

History is never just the past

Investments and awards

Why trust us?
Who certifies the highest quality of our products?

We bring Made in Italy to the world

We bring Made in Italy to the world

What might be of interest to you to learn more

Public, indoor and sports lighting

Application areas

Improving cities for people

Urban solutions

Discover the quality of our products

Testing & laboratories