Our history

Our history

SPX Lighting, it’s the story about an engaged entrepreneur meeting an engaged entrepreneurial team.

In 2016, Christian Paillard creates PROJETS X to launch the manufacture of museum lighting products, surrounding himself with a team of specialists of the sector.

SPX Lighting was born.

From 2017, the entire product range is being upgrated to LED technology. Based in the area of Paris, the SPX Lighting products are assembled at a subcontractor (Siemel) in the center of France.

The company is growing fast, in 2018, SPX Lighting strengthens its export department with the recruitment of an Export Sales Manager, whose mission is to develop a network of international partners. In 2019, the company recruits a Communication & Marketing Director. SPX Lighting is a frecnh museum lighting specialist, designing and manufacturing its own product range and this needs to be revealed to the world.

In 2020, during the worldwide sanitary crisis (COVID-19), and even though the cultural sector is in a critical situation, Christian Paillard makes an audacious bet on the future and decides to invest in his own manufacturing plant.

It is nearby his hometown in Issoudun (center of France) that Christian decides to settle. The new adventure begins ; construction and rehabilitation works and plans, recruitment of a production manager, fitters/cable workers, purchase of raw materials and components, building up the stock…

On 2nd of November 2020, SPX Lighting’s new factory in Issoudun officially starts the producing.

In 2022, new recruitments are made at the technical department, Export Department, Communication Department as well as at the Sales Department with the arrival of 5 new collaborators.