Our Company

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1936 - Establishment


1943 - Palmino Longoni joins the Italian Inventors Guild


1945 - Rimsa's first balanced arm lamp


1956 - Historical Company certificate


1971 - Purposedly designed CNC and lathe light


1983 - Rimsa's first surgical light


1992 - Technological Innovation Award


2002 - Rimsa pioneers the 1st LED surgical light


2016 - 80th Anniversary


2017 - Unica: the first LED surgical light with no glaring effect

Rimsa Headquarters
RIMSA, established by Palmino Longoni in 1936, was initially
a mechanical workshop dedicated to repairing typewriters and the like; hence the acronym RI.M.S.A.
The transition from repair workshop to production facility took place in the 1940s, when Mr. Palmino Longoni decided to give shape to a product of his own. Since then, RIMSA has focused on the design and development of balanced arm lamps. Company growth resulted in an expansion of the product range with the introduction of magnifying and fluorescent lamps. Starting in the post-war period, RIMSA began making a name for itself in the electronics, goldsmithery, dentistry and industrial sectors.
In the '80s, RIMSA began focusing closely on the surgical lighting sector and, in April 1983, the Milan Trade Fair Authority awarded RIMSA the first prize for the design of an halogen surgical lamp. Research in the medical field continued and in March 1992 the Milan Chamber of Commerce awarded the company the prestigious “Technological Innovation” qualification certificate for the design of the Stellare open-spoke surgical lamp for laminar flow operating theatres.

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