Incotex from Cash Registers to Smart Lighting

When Yuriy Sokolov, a radio engineer and inventor, founded Incotex in 1989, he never imagined that 30 years later his company would become a diversified holding that exports its products to more than 30 countries
It all started with contract development of various radio electronic devices. In 1993, the company created the first cash register, which started the Retail Shop Equipment direction. In 2000, the first smart electric power meter appeared, a year later the production of plasma modules for display panels and screens was launched, which led to the development of the Display Systems direction.

In the 2000s, Incotex Holding took it to a new level by deepening its development of LED equipment, screens and digital electronics.

Now Incotex is a diversified group engaged in development and production of unique radio electronic products has 3,000+ employees including 200+ in R&D and a total production area of 150,000+ square meters.

The group has four plants in Russia and one in Bulgaria. The R&D divisions of the holding have created 800+ types of various products in:

  • electric power metering systems under the Mercury brand;
  • IP video surveillance with image recognition;
  • professional equipment for modern digital television;
  • retail shop equipment and related software for retail, transport and other areas;
  • automotive telemetry equipment (tachographs, taximeters);
  • information display systems (media facades, information boards, large video screens);
  • LED equipment for street, industrial, indoor and other types of lighting;
  • power supply for LED lights;
  • ASTRO lighting control system, which has no analogues in the world by a number of parameters. Its specific feature is the ability to combine up to several thousands of lamps in a single network with a minimum number of control equipment reducing energy consumption, cost of acquisition and system operation.

A number of major lighting projects have been implemented in Latin America and Europe: Frankfurt Airport, Munich Medical Centre, Hanover School, street lighting in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Dusseldorf.

The holding is not only a manufacturer, but also an integrator of lighting projects for entire cities. A large-scale upgrade of street lighting systems was completed in conjunction with the ASTRO control system in Ilion, a suburb of Athens. A similar project is currently under way in central Greece, in Volos. New programs for the implementation of energy-saving lighting in the continental part of Greece and the islands have already been agreed thanks to the positive experience of these projects.
— Company's Profile —
Consumers of Incotex products are Sberbank of Russia PJSC, Rosseti PJSC, Mosenergosbyt JSC, INTER RAO - Export LLC, Oboronenergo JSC, UEC JSC, Russian Railways JSC, Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC, "RusHydro PJSC and many other large enterprises.
Foundation of Qualtitec company, which developed, produced and supplied to all head stations of digital television professional equipment.
Lighting phosphor R&D and production launch.
Development of an innovative concept to build SY-Lighting drivers for LED lighting with a 99%-efficiency.

Incotex R&D Sites

  • Moscow - all areas
  • Saratov - design support
  • Nizhny Novgorod - electric power meters
  • Kaliningrad - high-speed SMT lines
  • Ryazan - power supplies
Corporate Issue, Moscow Department
of Investment and Industrial Policy
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