1950 : André Lavigne establishes Aluminor, to manufacture camera shutters, in a former olive oil warehouse near the port of Nice.
1951 : First as a subcontractor, then with its own products, the company grows and develops into manufacturing lighting appliances.
1974 : Establishment of the headquarters and workshop in Contes over a surface of 3000 m². It is also the first time Aluminor exports to the USA.
1984: The development of halogen lighting brings forth the addition of 1000 m² for the surface finishing.
1988: The first ERP is set up, along with the addition of 1500 m² of stocking.
1991: Construction of a new building of 3000 m², as well as 500 m² of up-to-date offices.
Creation of a new department focused on plastics.
2000 : Important investment in a embossing press line; setting up of a more-performing ERP.
Aluminor’s establishment in Nice, offering particular appealing working and living conditions, is a great incentive to become involved in environmental issues.
The company then opted to create a corporate culture angled towards industrial choices whose ecological and social impact is controlled, such as eco design and manufacturing measures for its new products, and the active integration of disabled workers in its manufacturing process.
The business focuses on design and production of efficient lighting modules and products. The concept is to save as much energy as possible and to provide satisfaction to the senses by offering more advanced and creative lighting products.
Since the era of the first “flexible” office lighting and of the said-“oil” lamp, the products on offer spread to office lighting, in-door decoration or hotel business, to the rate of 20% of new products per year.
This creation was fueled by the mastery of lighting sources, such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent or LED (=Light Emitting Diodes).
The materials used also enabled us to stick to the various trends: juggling with metal, glass, wood, plastics or even fabric.
Since The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have passed in 2003 two important legalized environmental protection instructions: WEEE(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment), the product evolution doesn’t only take into consideration quality, cost of materials, transport, etc., but also the environmental factor which must be considered today in conformity with the environment protection trend in the world.
To achieve all of the above, Aluminor keeps developing its own “know-how”, its control of the processes and its preparedness to deliver to its clients’ demands.