ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our history

In 1974 Mr Rosario Giuffrè together 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 requirements of new agriculture and turf irrigation systems, Irritec expanded its offering with the production of pipes for irrigation and waterworks.

The early 90s marked the beginning of the company’s success: the production of driplines in Siplast (today Irritec) included in the 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 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, United States, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, as well as strategic commercial branches in Algeria, Germany and Bologna. For the past 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 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 requirements of new agriculture and turf irrigation systems, Irritec expanded its offering with the production of pipes for irrigation and waterworks.

The early 90s marked the beginning of the company’s success: the production of driplines in Siplast (today Irritec) included in the 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 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, United States, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, as well as strategic commercial branches in Algeria, Germany and Bologna. For the past 40 years Irritec has grown steadily and even now it keeps on maintaining strong foundations constantly investing in research for irrigation innovation.

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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