History

468-1964

1960
Foundation of Visigalli & Fiorentini, a company that specialises in the manufacturing of aluminium sheet metal and in the production of reflectors.

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1964
Gilardi Srl is acquired, a company that is active in the galvanic field with proven experience in aluminium anodising.

470-1965

1965
From the fusion of Visigalli & Fiorentini and Gilardi, Citor Srl is born. It is the first and only Italian company to have integrated the production of aluminium reflectors from their mechanical forming to bright anodised finishing.

471-1968

1968
With the installation of the first 300-ton hydraulic pressing machine, Citor switched from manual manufacturing of parts to mass production.

472-1979

1979
The first automated system for the electrobrightening and anodising in line is installed, in addition to a factory specialised in the manufacturing of small reflectors and special alloys.

474-1982

1982
Sacall S.p.A., company dedicated to the continuous galvanic treatment of coils for the lighting industry, is created.

475-1999

1999
From the merge of Citor and Sacall, Almeco S.p.A. is born, to synergically exploit business operations and streamline common tasks.

476-2002

2002
The new San Giuliano Milanese industrial complex becomes operational.

477-2006

2006
A site dedicated to the production of vega with PVD technology is inaugurated in Bernburg, Germany.

498-2008_b

2008
Acquisition of Satma S.A.S., later renamed Almeco S.A.S., the French factory dedicated to the production of bandoxaldecor™ (anodised aluminium used in the decorative sector).

To consolidate its presence and operations in the key field of renewable energy, Almeco GmbH and TiNOX GmbH give life to the joint venture Almeco-TiNOX GmbH, which develops solutions and technologies used in solar thermal collectors.

479-2010

2010
Almeco acquires the business and activities of a service centre dedicated to the mass production of pre-treated metals for the lighting industry located in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by the constitution of Almeco USA, Inc.

480-2012

2012
The reflect+A™ team is launched with a range of vegaLED98 modular reflectors that provides a complete system of turnkey solutions for the LED lighting and energy saving.

Almeco GmbH completely absorbs TiNOX GmbH and the Almeco Solar brand is born.

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2014
reflect+a evo was born.