is a company specialized in aluminium products, starting from its early days as a supplier of reflector components for local Italian companies to its present position as a supplier to all the world’s major lighting system producers. This specialisation has led the Group to become one of the world's biggest producers of components for the lighting technology, solar energy industries and decorative market.
The Almeco Group is the result of a series of forward-looking intuitive and winning strategic choices adopted throughout the years
by the founding families of Visigalli e Fiorentini:
1960 Foundation of Visigalli e Fiorentini, a company specializing in the working of aluminium sheet metal, and the production of reflectors.
The Visigalli e Fiorentini company incorporates bright anodizing capacity and forms Citor srl, the first and only Italian company to have integrated production of aluminium reflectors from their mechanical forming to bright anodized finishing.
Installation of the first 300-ton hydraulic press, transforming the operation from manual piece part working to mass production.
First automatic system for electrochemical brightening and anodizing of reflectors in series.
Creation of Sacall SpA, a division dedicated to the continuous bright anodizing of aluminium strip for the lighting industry.
From the merger between Citor and Sacall, Almeco SpA is born, taking full advantage of the pooling of common company operations and activities.
Inauguration in Bernburg, Germany, of the new site dedicated to Vega production with PVD technology in a continuous vacuum coating line.
Opening of the first sales office: Almeco International Trading, based in Shanghai.
Acquisition of Satma sas, later renamed Almeco sas, the French site dedicated to the production of Bandoxaldecor – anodized aluminium for the decorative sector.
Communication of the Almeco S.p.A. and Tinox GmbH merger. Almeco-Tinox focuses on the creation
of highly selective absorbent surfaces for heat generation.
2010 Almeco celebrates 50 years as a supplier of specialized aluminium products.
Almeco acquires the shares and assets of the service & processing centre for pretreated metal for lighting industry located in Atlanta, Georgia with the formation of Almeco U.S.A. Inc.
From the complete absorption of TiNOX GmbH by Almeco GmbH, the new brand Almeco Solar is created.
The continuing desire to provide a better service leads to the creation of the Service Centre at the production plant in Bernburg.
Opening of the new service centre in Shenzhen. In addition Almeco Group has further strengthened its presence in China by opening the Almeco Solar office in Beijing.