Luigi Perego's AEI
Luigi Perego joined Brevetti Lorenzi's technical department as a very young man and became an impassioned promoter and designer. In those years, Engineer Lorenzi, originally from Trento, was introducing systems for automating bells for the first time in Italy and patented with respect to the needs and traditions of national and regional chimes, which rapidly achieved the widest possible commercial success.
The systems were personalized by Engineer Lorenzi and then built and installed by the company's technical personnel, who had their offices in Milan. Upon the death of Engineer Lorenzi and various other vicissitudes, the company was taken over by Luigi Perego. He had always maintained an active collaboration with Gianluigi Barigozzi, a bell founder by long family tradition, and knew how to make the company a leader capable of expanding the business to the production and sale of bells, in addition to the construction of frameworks to hold all the components necessary for the manual and motorized handling of the "sacred bronzes".
Ever since he had taken over the company, Luigi Perego had dedicated himself to maintaining its leading position in the sector. Since the beginning of the Seventies, over 3,600 systems have been installed, including numerous bell concerts using high technology systems.
AEI Perego has received a great deal of recognition for its work, both in Italy and abroad (Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand). In addition, it was the first company in Italy to apply these new systems to ancient instruments like bells, patenting clocks for programming their movements and thus the ringing of the bells and for the control of tower clocks.