RIDI – a forward-looking family firm
RIDI Leuchten GmbH - Company history
An additional flexible machining centre from Salvagnini is commissioned.
RIDI purchases climate-neutral energy from the nearby biomass power plant.
In the summer, the RIDI homelight brand is integrated into the product portfolio.
The products of RIDI and Diylight (a fully owned subsidiary of the RIDI company group) are merged to create a single product line.
Its target groups are end users, developers, architects and projects in the commercial property sector.
In August, the Spectral brand is integrated into the RIDI Group of companies.
The sales network is expanded to ensure the provision of sound advisory expertise and customer support for these high-quality design products.
A new department is established at RIDI in Jungingen which is dedicated solely to LED technology and its development.
Installation of automatic flood protection systems throughout the whole of the Jungingen site
Investment in a new flexible machining centre from Salvagnini
Launch of the new, innovative RIDI LINIA continuous lighting system with through wiring profile
Flood disaster in Jungingen on June 2, 2008
Construction of a fully automatic luminaire production line for the manufacture of recessed luminaires
building of an all new, modern, environmentally friendly factory and distribution site in Poland.
the Swiss agency is completely absorbed in the company’s association and is named now RIDI-Schweiz AG.
Brand new automated machinery is deployed at Jungingen.
Major refurbishment of administrative building in Jungingen with an all new training facility and additional floor added
acceptance of the remaining shares of Eukolux RIDI AG. in Switzerland.
All new automated logistics centre is built on our main site with a vastly increased capacity. Official formation of RIDI in Poland The production area for the RIDI LINIA fabrication at Rellingen increases to around ca. 1000 ms².
New RIDI main catalogue with 632 pages printed for the first time in German, English, French and Danish.
RIDI expands is production facilty in P5 to cater for increased output.
RIDI sets about developing new product ranges for the NEW T5 lamp technology. Construction of all new fabrication hall.
Foundation of RIDI Elester in Poland.
We take over Eukolux AG. and are now under the name Eukolux RIDI AG. as our new subsidiary in Switzerland.
New LINEA system replaces VL system with new advanced automation methods.
Achievement of ISO 9001.
Formation of RIDI France in Strasbourg.
Formation of the RIDI Lighting ouside London in Harlow.
Berlux (company site in Berlin) opens its new facility
Construction of new main production hall and increase warehousing.
RIDI decides to expand into export markets. RIDI lighting gmbh starts with Vienna which becomes its first directly owned sales agency abroad.
RIDI produces its first major architechtural technical luminaire called the ABS series which becomes the first in many new direct/indirect luminaires.
The reunification in Germany gives us the opportunity to purchase the firm Berlux which is integrated into the RIDI group.
sees a major expansion of downlighter and diffuser luminaires.
The new SL fast assembly pre-wired trunking system is seen as a milestone for RIDI. In order to meet the demand RIDI sets up a new facility in the north, Rellingen (nr Hamburg) specifically for the new SL range.
RIDI produces the first luminaires with technical parabolic louvres.
New screen technology fuels demand for better technical luminaires in German market.
Company shifts towards technical orientation from domestic one. Domestic market now taken over by cheaper imports so RIDI has to change.
This year RIDI lighting exhibits for the first time in the Hanover fair.
Richard Diez formally establishes the firm RIDI lighting and begins with the production of kitchen luminaires for local specialty distributors. Because the trade flourishes, the product range is expanded into lights for other domestic spaces. Through agencies, contacts are made nationwide to the wholesale trade.
Richard Diez formally sets up in Jungingen as an independent electrical contractor and soon grows the business into a large local company.