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DZ Engineering: lighting and technology since 2011

10 February 2022

Ten years in business for the Dino Zoli Group in charge of lighting UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Formula 1 Grand Prix venues


Ten years in business for DZ Engineering, the Dino Zoli Group company which manufactures systems and integrated solutions in the field of lighting, telecommunications and motorsport, both in Italy and abroad. A story that began with the construction of the lighting and track communication systems on the Marina Bay circuit for the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2011 through to the Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia in 2021 and the acquisition of the lighting enhancement project of the Verona Arena in the same year.

To celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary and share new projects and guiding ideas for the future in the field of technology, the recording of the round table entitled “Lighting and technology since 2011. DZ Engineering looks to the future”, dedicated to the enhancement of historical and artistic heritage and safety in motorsport, with a focus on innovation and the future, was published on the DZ Engineering social media channels (FacebookLinkedIn). Intervening in the debate were Roberto Balzani, Italian historian and academic, full professor of Contemporary History at the Department of History, Culture and Civilisation of the University of Bologna, and Gian Carlo Minardi, founder of the famous Minardi Team, president of the board of “Formula Imola”, the company that manages Imola’s “Enzo e Dino Ferrari” circuit.

“DZ Engineering – declares the owner Dino Zoliis the flagship of our companies; thanks to its particular business and the ability with which the team carries it out, it reaches the highest levels of worldwide visibility and appreciation.”

“These ten years of experience – adds Monica Zoli, CEO of DZ Engineering – have helped us grow and consolidate in terms of skills and credibility. Every day we make a conscious effort to keep up with changes and innovations, aware that we are part of a fast world.”

“Ten years of challenges – concludes Roberto Grilli, General Manager of DZ Engineering – which have led us to achieve important goals, both locally and in the international field.”

DZ Engineering, a company belonging to the Dino Zoli Group, designs and manufactures systems and integrated solutions in the electrical, lighting and telecommunications fields. It operates in the public and private sector, offering customised solutions with a high technological content. Thanks to experience gained both nationally and internationally, DZ Engineering is able to integrate systems in any field of application, while possessing a specialisation and market leadership in the lighting enhancement of historical and artistic heritage, sports lighting and safety systems on motor racing circuits, ranging from cathedrals to historic buildings, from archaeological sites to old town centres, from football stadiums to motor racing circuits, from port areas to industrial hubs.

DZ Engineering has been behind some world firsts such as the lighting and telecommunications systems for the first night-time Formula 1 GP at the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore and the LED lighting of the first night-time E-Prix in the history of Formula E at the Diriyah circuit (Saudi Arabia) in March 2021. In Italy, the new operations centre of the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and the CCTV system of the Autodromo Internazionale di Imola are also worthy of mention. The company headquarters are in Forlì with an operating office in Ravenna; in 2011 the Singapore branch was set up, in 2019 one of its subsidiaries, DZE Asia Pte Ltd was founded for the construction of electronic systems for the Hanoi street circuit, in Vietnam (the country where Formula 1 should have made its debut in 2020), and in 2021 the DZE Saudi branch was established.

In these ten years in business, it has operated in various fields in addition to motorsport, working on important projects that began in 2013 with the surveys for the Tadini Stadium in Parma and then the relamping of many Serie A stadiums (Empoli, Mapei Stadium and Brescia); tasks which continued when it took charge of the enhancement of Italian historical and cultural heritage with the lighting protection projects for numerous sites, including seven UNESCO ones (from Castel del Monte to Andria in 2015 to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna in 2018 to the Arena di Verona in 2021), of artistic installations such as the Basilica of Siponto by Edoardo Tresoldi and industrial hubs such as the Port of Ravenna (with management and routine and extraordinary maintenance since 2012) or Ferrara’s petrochemical complex.

In partnership with the Dino Zoli Foundation and with the collaboration of the Italian Embassy in Singapore, EuroCham, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS) and the Emilia Romagna Region, DZ Engineering has promoted and produced the following contemporary art exhibitions: “Singapore: Motor Sport, a tale. An Italian project at The Art House” (The Arts House, Singapore, 2018), “Edoardo Tresoldi, Cube Temple” (Cargo 39, Singapore, 2018), “La Basilica di Siponto di Edoardo Tresoldi” (Dino Zoli Foundation, Forlì, 2018-19), “Everything is illuminated. Geographies of Views Between History and Contemporaneity” (The Arts House, Singapore, 2019), “Gradazioni di luce. Geografie di sguardi tra storia e contemporaneità” (Dino Zoli Foundation, Forlì, 2019-20). At the invitation of the Puglia Regional Museums Directorate, in 2020, this last exhibition was transferred, in a renewed guise, to Bari’s Castello Svevo, as a welcome event to the “Mediterranean, Frontier of Peace” meeting, promoted by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) and aimed at Catholic bishops from twenty countries bordering the ‘Mare Nostrum’.

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