ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our history

In 1974 Mr Rosario Giuffrè togheter with his brother Cono and his son Carmelo, founded Irritec. At that time the company’s main activity was the manufacturing of PVC blinds. Based in Capo D’Orlando in the province of Messina, it had just 18 employees.

In the following years, Irritec started to grow and the 25-year-old Carmelo Giuffrè came up with a different way of processing plastics. The importance of water saving and the idea of a future in the field of irrigation switched the company’s focus onto the micro-irrigation sector.

In the 80s, micro-irrigation practices spread mainly in Middle Eastern countries, in the United States and in Arabia, reached Italy,too. To meet the new requirements of new agriculture and turf irrigation systems, Irritec expanded its offer with the production of pipes for irrigation and waterworks.

The early 90s marked the beginning of the company’ success: the production of driplines in Siplast (today Irritec) included in Irritec portfolio allowed the provision of complete irrigation systems. In 1990, the current General Manager Mr Carmelo Giuffrè decided to purchase the granting of a patent which led Irritec to produce and sell the first driplines series, followed by the second in 1991, and by the third one in 1992.

That brilliant intuition today allows Irritec to distribute its products in over 140 countries worldwide, to count more than 700 employees, to have production plants in Italy, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, as well as strategic commercial branches in Algeria, Germany and Bologna. In 40 years Irritec has grown steadily and even now it keeps on maintaining strong foundations constantly investing in research for irrigation innovation.

Our history

In 1974 Mr. Rosario Giuffrè, together with his brother Cono and son Carmelo, founded Irritec. The company’s first enterprise was the manufacture of PVC window blinds. Based in Capo D’Orlando in the Messina province, Irritec had just 18 employees.

In subsequent years, Irritec grew. Carmelo Giuffrè, then 25 years old, initiated an innovative way to process plastics. The importance of water conservation, with a vision of the future in irrigation, Irritec’s focus became the micro-irrigation sector.

In the 80’s the adoption of micro-irrigation spread through Middle Eastern countries, the United States, and reached Italy too. The growing demand for new agricultural and turf irrigation systems, led Irritec to expand its product offering, adding the production of distribution piping for irrigation and waterworks markets.

The early 1990’s marked an important milestone in Irritec’s success: the production driplines. Siplast (now Irritec) added to the Irritec portfolio of products created a complete irrigation system solution. In 1990, then General Manager Mr. Carmelo Giuffrè was granted a patent leading to Irritec’s first dripline series. A second soon followed in 1991 and a third in 1992.

Mr. Giuffrè’s brilliant intuition led the way for Irritec to become today, accompany with product distribution in over 140 countries worldwide, with over 700 employees, manufacturing facilities in Italy, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, as well as strategic commercial operations in Algeria, Germany and Bologna, Italy. During the last 40 years Irritec has grown steadily, and today continues to maintain strong foundations with continuous investment in irrigation innovation research.

Take a look into the past

1974

1974

Thanks to the Giuffrè family vision, Siplast, now Irritec is founded in Capo D’Orlando, Sicily.

1979

1979

Injection molding manufacture of fittings and valves begin.

1997

1997

The first foreign factory is established in Sevilla, Spain.

2001

2001

Irritec continues growing across the world, establishing a factory in Mexico.

2009

2009

Establishes a new factory in the United States, in Fresno, California.

2012

2012

Establishes a new factory in Brazil.

2017

2017

Irritec establishes a new factory in Chile.

2018

2018

Irritec expands in the United States with a new strategic facility in Valdosta, Georgia.

Take a look into the past

1974

1974

Thanks to the Giuffrè family vision, Siplast, now Irritec is founded in Capo D’Orlando, Sicily.

1979

1979

Injection molding manufacture of fittings and valves begin.

1997

1997

The first foreign factory is established in Sevilla, Spain.

2001

2001

Irritec continues growing across the world, establishing a factory in Mexico.

2009

2009

Establishes a new factory in the United States, in Fresno, California.

2012

2012

Establishes a new factory in Brazil.

2017

2017

Irritec establishes a new factory in Chile.

2018

2018

Irritec expands in the United States with a new strategic facility in Valdosta, Georgia.

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