The Company

Italian company ARET video and audio engineering is a globally active broadcast systems integrator with extensive experience in providing sophisticated broadcast projects. Established more than 40 years ago in Milan, ARET continues to deliver consistently high-profile turnkey projects to an international client base in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and America. ARET’s engineering expertise encompasses TV/radio OB Vans, DSNG Vans, radio and TV Production, post-production studios, news studios, production automation, master control rooms, IP infrastructures, storage, and robotics.

The company also plays an essential role as official equipment distributor for many important brands in Italy and abroad. This consolidated partnerships with the highest standard technology providers ensure the delivery of value-added solutions for long-term investment to every customer.

ARET services are exclusively managed by the company’s trained staff and include consultancy, architectural design, systems design, project management, coachbuilding, systems integration, training, and after-sales support.

Market Penetration

As a globally active company, ARET is remarkably proud of its success Europe, Africa, Middle East, and South-East Asia, with more than 500 OB Vans delivered over the last 40 years, along with successfully completed projects in production studios, robotics studios, MCRs, MAM systems and conference rooms. These projects were delivered to broadcast clients located in every corner of the world, as well as to private service companies.

ARET continues to deliver consistently high-profile turnkey projects to an international client base on a regular basis. Global markets require foresight and experience to respond to relentless demands for improvements in efficiencies.

Every year, the company attends and exhibits at the world’s premier broadcast technology events around the globe, showcasing the latest technologies and being always up to date on the latest market trends.

The main broadcast exhibitions include:

  • IBC Show in Amsterdam 
  • NAB Show in Las Vegas
  • CABSAT in Dubai
  • BROADCAST ASIA in Singapore
  • MEDIATECH AFRICA in Johannesburg
  • AFRICAST in Abuja
  • IMAGESON in Casablanca

In-house Coachwork

With its in-house coachwork department and decades of experience, ARET developed a highly efficient coachbuilding technique explicitly dedicated to OB Vans working in every type of environment. The benefits of having an in-house coachwork are countless; among these, the possibility to carefully monitor the construction of an OB van in every single step throughout all the phases. One of the key factors in creating the best outside production vehicles in the world relies on combining Coachbuilding and System Integration. This technique allows having a strict connection between all parts and variables of the project that need a continuous feedback throughout all the different stages.

ARET’s unique approach to broadcast systems integration relies exclusively on the internal resources of the company with fully trained, skilled and experienced staff covering all relevant subjects e.g. broadcast and RF, mechanics, air conditioning, hydraulics, power engineering and project management.


Founded in 1976 to provide OB Vans and studios for RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, ARET unfailingly demonstrated growth in its business with outstanding technical expertise. Also, thanks to the wide range and volume of successfully rolled out projects, ARET continues to retain the confidence of its customers worldwide. In 2016 the company celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The drive for unceasing improvement prompted the creation of a ‘Learning Organization’ within ARET which sets a benchmark for every project delivered and attempts to improve the next one.

It is surely amusing to have a look at old vehicles and notice the evolution of technology. These Vehicles represent ARET experience in system design and coachbuilding. This valuable know how represents a unique quality that few companies can be proud to have.

Approach to business

ARET has built its market position through strong ethical values. Honesty and fairness are the beating heart of all the company business practices – a position from which the customer receives impartial advice matching proposed solutions to budgets.

For every project, the customer assisted on a contract basis with passion and commitment, receiving direct and consistent support, creating a valuable and lasting relationship.

ARET strength comes from the complete flexibility and custom design approach but also from imagination, creativity, ergonomics, and care for the smallest detail in order to create solutions that meet customer’s needs now and in the future.