Over 100 years of AGL

The Quality Approach to Airfield Lighting.

World-class manufacturing

Airport Lighting – Control Systems – Power Electronic Devices

Multi Electric, Inc. is recognized as a world-class manufacturer of airfield and shipboard lighting, through quality in manufacturing

Who We Are

About us

Located in Chicago, Multi Electric Mfg. Inc. was founded in 1917 as a manufacturer of lighting equipment and accessories. In the early 1950s, Multi Electric became involved in airport lighting, and since then has become a standard for innovation, quality, reliability and safety. We work with many government and federal agencies including FAA, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

In April of 2001, Multi Electric became part of the OCEM Group headquartered in Bologna (Italy).

It now falls now under the umbrella of Energy Technology, a larger top-notch organization that, combines the best of American and European knowledge and engineering experience to serve the ICAO, FAA and Military aviation market with a full range of airfield lighting products.

Multi Electric’s equipment is installed at air carrier, general aviation and military airports in the United States and throughout the world.

In September of 2018, Multi Electric Manufacturing, Inc. rebranded as Multi Electric – OCEM Airfield reflecting a closer relationship with its parent company, the OCEM Airfield Technology Group, and its renewed investments in research and development.


Multi Electric, Inc. is committed to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations through reliable service, continuous availability and flexibility to meet our diverse customer requirements through continuous improvement in design and manufacturing. Continuous improvement is accomplished by:


  • Employee Involvement
  • Training
  • Technology
  • Experience
  • Leadership


Multi strives to provide safe airport environments through:


We provide assistance to airport staff and engineering firms in the design, installation and maintenance of Visual Aids.


Our staff is ready 24/7 to assist our customers.


We stand ready to modify our products to meet our customers’ needs.


Our products are designed and manufactured to exceed all industry standards and specifications.

Our Services

Multi Electric offers a wide range of services throughout the airport lighting equipment lifecycle including:


  • Custom planning and system design
  • Product installation
  • System start up
  • Training airport staff on maintenance and safety procedures
  • Oversight of entire project


Multi Electric remains your reliable partner available 24/7 throughout the project from design and installation, through inspection and finally ongoing maintenance and training.


For more information regarding technical support services, please contact sales@multielectric.com

LED Excellence


OCEM’s solutions include a complete portfolio of LED products specialized for airfield fittings.

Multi Electric and OCEM were among the early pioneers investing in LED technology applications for airfields, identifying LED’s numerous benefits:

  •  energy savings
  •  optimized longevity
  •  less maintenance
  •  cost savings

Our Products

Landing Runway

Our Courses



AVL1 will focus on:

  • Aviation lighting standards: ICAO, FAA, NATO and other regional standards
  • Lights: types, installation and maintenance.
  • PAPI systems: main characteristics, installation and maintenance.
  • Flashing approach lights: main characteristics, installation and maintenance.
  • Constant current  regulators: main characteristics and topologies, operation and maintenance.
  • Remote control system and single lamp control/monitoring system: main equipment, architecture and main features.

Duration: 1 day



AVL2 will focus on:

  • Introduction to airfield lighting circuits.
  • Airfield lighting systems and controls.
  • International specifications.
  • Limits of degradation and maintenance interventions.
  • Series circuit structure.
  • Types of lights.
  • Maintenance of lights.
  • Primary and secondary circuits.
  • Maintenance activities.
  • Grounding systems.
  • Safety, security and reliability.
  • CCR typologies: features and operation.
  • Distribution network: load balance and protection proper sizing/coordination.
  • CCRs configuration.
  • How to safely work on the CCRs.
  • Computerized control system.
  • Examples of CCR maintenance intervention.
  • PAPI calibration.

Duration: 2 days

Multi Electric is a company of

Aretè & Cocchi Technology is an industrial group devoted to innovation, technology and growth. Established in 2010 by Gino Cocchi, today A&CT consists of eight companies that employ more than 400 people worldwide, representing more than 20 nationalities. Manufacturing in Italy, France, the U.S. and China; commercial and technical centers in more than 15 countries; and sales in over 90 countries.

Discover the A&CT network

Our Clients

Air Carrier Airports

General Aviation Airports


U.S. Air Force




Where we're located


4223-43 West Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60624

Email:  sales@multielectric.com
Phone: +1 773-722-1900
Fax: 773-722-5694

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