With two simultaneous events in London and Milan, Tuesday, November 3d were presented 41 new companies entering in ELITE (26 in Italy and 15 in the UK), the program devised by the Italian Stock Exchange to accelerate the growth of the Company through an innovative path organizational development and management aimed at making companies already deserving even more competitive, visible and attractive in relation to investors.

Irritec is one of the 41 newcomers to the program, a total of 307 companies in Europe ELITE, all growing and with a development plan for the long term.
The new inputs Italians give a good representation of the areas of excellence of the Italian economy: among them, besides Irritec (Irrigation), also Alpitour (Tourism), Panino Giusto (Food) and other 23 companies from different sectors, including pharmaceuticals and IT.

We think Elite is an excellent opportunity to consolidate the process of development of the group, through appropriate training activities to strengthen and develop skills and experience at the level of strategic planning and managerial organization – said Giulia Giuffre, Head of Strategic Marketing Irritec. Elite also will help us develop the networking system. We expect support in developing business alliances, industrial, for the strategic development of the business. Thanks to Elite – concluded Giulia Giuffre –  it will be easier to evaluate a possible opening of the capital to the equity markets, both in Italy and abroad.

Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO of the Italian Stock Exchange and Director of Capital Markets at London Stock Exchange Group, said: “The great success of Elite continues to attract companies, investors and advisors from around the world. We launched ELITE convinced that help the growth of SMEs means to generate innovation, employment and benefits to the wider European economy. The results achieved so far confirm this: ELITE is now a model recognized throughout Europe.

Luca Peyrano, Primary Markets Manager for Continental Europe of the London Stock Exchange Group:We are delighted today to strengthen the international network of ELITE welcoming the new companies that are about to embark on a path exciting and full of opportunities.”


Irritec S.p.A.is leading worldwide in the field of irrigation with a specialization drip irrigation for agriculture and gardening. The company, founded in Sicily in 1974, combines all the activities related to the design, production and sale of products dedicated to irrigation both in open fields and in greenhouses, being applicable also in the residential sector and in products for waterworks . The Group has production and sales branches in Spain, Germany, Algeria, the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Thanks to a well distributed sales network, products and services reach more than 100 countries worldwide.


ELITE helps to address these challenges, offering an international platform, deeply rooted in each domestic market through partnership with local organisations while also enabling SMEs to position themselves to the international financial community.
ELITE in Europe will be a European platform deeply rooted in each domestic market, through partnership with local institutions combined with the opportunity to access international support and advice.
It will be a community of excellence: companies, advisers, investors and stakeholders with an interest in supporting SMEs. The larger the community, the wider the range of business and growth opportunities offered to ELITE members.