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About us

Intelligence, Safety and
Efficiency in Transit

Luminator Technology Group delivers globally-recognized technology solutions that increase intelligence, safety, and efficiency for public transit operations.

Luminator Technology Group (Luminator) was established and is purposefully architected to make a lasting impact on the transit technology market. Combining strategic research and development with smart acquisitions, we are merging a broad range of expertise and new technology along with best-in-class products from successful, well-known regional companies into one cohesive, global organization.

Luminator is uniquely positioned to provide solutions to connect transit passengers to vital information while supporting the operational objectives of efficient transit operations. Supporting transit bus and rail car manufacturers as well as public transit operators around the globe, Luminator is developing and delivering technology with tangible benefits to public transit. 

We wanted the best We have the best

Public transport operators are more than ever under cost pressure. In order to provide passengers with state-of-the-art passenger information and video security, they need strong service providers who combine resources and competences. Luminator has taken on this challenge and newly positioned itself with prudent takeovers and strategic partnerships. Our acquisition strategy is to merge with the most innovative and most successful suppliers. Today, Luminator offers its customers what is perhaps the most coherent, extensive portfolio and the best service in the industry.

The Better way to your destination


Our solutions comply with environmental standards and so does our organization. We are fully aware of the importance of maintaining the planet’s resources and apply sustainability into our projects. This is reflected in the development of energy-efficient and energy-autonomous solutions, reduction of fuel usage by the design of smaller, lighter on-board solutions and the use of more reliable materials in the manufacturing process.


Luminator’s facilities maintain a well-established and documented quality management system (QMS) in accordance with a variety of standards including: AS9100D, ISO9001:2015, ASO100A and FAA Title 14 CFR §21.303. Detailed descriptions of each process are addressed through individual, top-level quality procedures. For accreditation for a specific manufacturing facility, or product, please contact us. ...

We subject our QMS to annual accreditation surveillance audits and quarterly 3rd party audits plus monthly internal audits to ensure the QMS is performing to its highest level.

As part of the QMS, our US team utilizes an online corrective action database to capture opportunities for improvement. Corrective action submittals are reviewed by cross functional team then followed up to verify effectiveness. The corrective action system covers corrective action requests/reports (CARs), preventative action requests (PARs), supplier corrective action requests (SCARs), and Failure Analysis (FA) report.

Quality training is core to our success. Employees are trained at the beginning of their employment and throughout their tenure at Luminator. We strive to maintain their competence level for building quality into the product. We have many specialty areas including certified FAA DMIRs, and personnel with customer ODA status.


Our certification group ensures product compliance of a wide range of regulatory and industry standards as well as customer specific requirements. The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, European Road Administration and national regulations are the backbone of our products — with world class product safety as the result.


The Luminator Reliability Process was developed in 2004 which provides world class product assessment, reliability test program development, testing and evaluation to the aerospace, defense, mass transit, heavy transportation and the electronics industries. Our customers span the globe and our process has been used successfully to introduce solutions into application environments which range from the harshest exposures on high performance aircraft to complex mobile electronic systems on buses and railcars.

    History, Facts, Key Figures

    Founding History

    Engineer Albert Arenburg had an idea: sleeping cars should only to be lit where necessary – to avoid disturbing passengers in their sleep. That would significantly enhance travel comfort. Luminator has preserved this basic idea until the present day: making public transport more attractive with innovations.

    • 1933
      First order

      The opportunity finally came at the “Century of Progress” world exhibition in Chicago. Arenburg convinced a manufacturer of rail cars of his idea, and Luminator had its first major customer. Today, Luminator is a reliable supplier of innovative lighting solutions in transportation.

    • 1970

      Destination boards at this time were static signs displayed at the front of the vehicle. At the end of the run, the driver had to hop off and change them manually. Subsequent roller blind displays were rotated with a crank, and flip dot displays provided increased efficiency: The lettering was digitally controlled and automatically changed.

    • 1980
      Arrival of the “YELLOW BOX”

      Ten years later, the programming of flip dots became more efficient. Up until then, in the event of route changes, chips had to be removed, deleted, newly programmed and re-installed. The patented solution was a portable, electrically erasable and easy-to-program memory unit. New destinations could be relayed directly to the control interface.

    • 2021
      DCU is opened

      Starting shot for the display center in Neu-Ulm, Germany: here our engineers are engaged in refining new and proven processes in display manufacturing, modification and finishing.


    Railcars with our solutions


    Partners throughout the EMEA region


    Luminator employees


    Buses equipped with On-board Video solutions


    Successful projects worldwide


    Year of foundation

    Close at Hand all over the World

    Work with Luminator

    At Luminator Technology Group, we live and breathe transport technology. Our ability to innovate is dependent upon transparency and our employees around the world prove it every day – through personal ability, mutual respect, a healthy mix of teamwork and individual responsibility, and by always putting the customer first.

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