Hamburg Airport chooses OCEM’s LED lighting signals following year of record growth

year 2016

Hamburg is the latest German airport to use OCEM after successful projects in Berlin and Paderborn


OCEM Airfield Technology has begun work on a new LED lighting installation at the international Hamburg Airport, expanding its presence in the German market and demonstrating that LED is the right choice for airports experiencing passenger and cargo growth.

The Italian company was chosen to supply about 1,500 lighting signals, two-thirds of which incorporate energy-saving LED technology, for the airport runway, landing zone, entrances and taxiways.

In particular, OCEM is supplying triple-lane LED taxiway centerline lighting that is allowing the airport to implement a fast-traffic management system for aircraft headed to the terminal. The project also includes a robust taxiway inset edge with omnidirectional lighting to include a lens protection ring.

The installation began in May and is being completed in partnership with the German Honeywell Building Solutions Gmbh. It follows successfull installations in Berlin in 2015 and Paderborn in 2014, solidifying OCEM’s position in Northern Germany.

Hamburg is Gemany’s fifth largest airport by number of passengers, experiencing 5.8 percent growth and serving a record 15.6 million passengers in 2015. Its air freight also rose by 7.4 percent last year, thanks in part to a new route between Hamburg and Dubai.

The new installation shows that OCEM’s energy-saving LED products offer reliability and cost savings to airports as they accommodate growing passenger and cargo traffic. 

The company was a pioneer in the development of LED, installing the first LED lighting signals more than 10 years ago, and is uniquely qualified to help airports make the switch to the more energy efficient technology.

OCEM offers an energy savings product line that includes constant current regulators (IGBT and SCR) and telecontrol systems (PC and PLC) in compliance with numerous international standards.

OCEM Airfield Technology

Lighting the future


OCEM Airfield Technology is a leading global airfield lighting provider with close to a century of experience in the airfield industry. It has supplied AGL solutions and systems to more than 1,100 airports on six continents and has installed more than 200 airfield control monitoring systems worldwide. Headquartered in Italy, OCEM has production activity in Italy (Bologna), the U.S. (Chicago), France (Nice) and China (Suzhou), and sales and technical support in South Korea, India, China, the UK, Italy, France, U.S., Mexico and Brazil.

Together with Multi Electric (U.S.) and Augier (France), OCEM forms part of Aretè & Cocchi Technology, a holding group focused on high-tech businesses leading industrial fields.

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