New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Geneva or Brussels are some of the cities that have been seduced by the high-quality, avant-garde Christmas lights using the latest technology from ILMEX Illumination. Established in Puente Genil, Córdoba, in 1998, this Spanish firm belonging to the Iluminaciones Ximénez corporation specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of decorative and artistic lighting sets and parts. Their Christmas lighting projects can be found in fairs, festivals, carnival settings and stands around the world.
ILMEX Illumination installed Christmas lights in the main streets of Oslo and the headquarters of an American multinational on 5th Avenue in New York. The company has decorated the shop windows of Swarovski, Zara or Desigual and participated in Geneva Lux, a festival of lights that illuminates the city centre.
In Spain, ILMEX Illumination installed the tallest Christmas tree in Europe (55m tall), at Nevada Shopping in Armilla, province of Granada. It also installed Christmas lights in Málaga and other important cities.
Being the leading decorative lighting suppliers in our country, selling Christmas and other specialty lights for festivals in 90% of the towns across Spain, Ilméx embarked on international expansion in 2008, now operating in more than 20 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The firm’s international sales account for 20% of turnover.
For eight years now, Ilméx has been illuminating big cities in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Cyprus, Morocco, Turkey, Canada, Mexico or Colombia in Christmastime. The company, currently showing its products in Taipei, Dubai or Senegal, has opened offices in France, the Netherlands and Portugal. Its plans for the future include entering the Australian market and opening an office in the UK as well.
The key to Ilméx’s success worldwide lies in continuous innovationandbespoke products, made on demand to meet customers’ needs. Specialising solely in decorative and artistic lighting is very important, since this way ‘we can be versatile and differentiate ourselves from other firms in the lighting industry.’
100% made in Spain
Ilméx’s products and projects, which are fully designed and manufactured in Spain, are well-known for their high quality. ‘Strict quality control ensures reliable manufacturing processes for our lights and parts from beginning to end. We check every single item for proper functioning, safety and, for LED lights, electromagnetic compatibility requirements.’
At Ilméx they are committed to protecting the environment. According to company sources, they were ‘pioneers in implementing quality and environmental management systems that comply with UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008 and UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 standards.’ Proof of this is the implementation of recycling methods for all the solid and liquid waste produced at the company’s facilities.