ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our history

In 1974 Mr Rosario Giuffrè, together with his son Carmelo and his brother Cono, 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 son Carmelo and his brother Cono, 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.

Take a look into the past

1974

1974

Thanks to Giuffré’s family vision, Siplast, today IRRITEC, it’s been founded in Capo d’Orlando, Sicily.

1979

1979

It begins the Injection manufacturing of fittings and valves.

1997

1997

In Sevilla, Spain, is founded the first foreign plant.

Take a look into the past

1974

1974

Nasce a Capo d’Orlando, Sicilia, la Siplast, oggi Irritec, grazie alla produzione dei primi tubi della famiglia Giuffrè.

1979

1979

Inizia la produzione per stampaggio di raccordi e valvole

1997

1997

Il primo stabilimento all’estero nasce in Spagna a Siviglia

2001

2001

La Irritec continua la sua espansione nel mondo inaugurando uno stabilimento in Messico

2009

2009

Viene inaugurato un nuovo stabilimento in California negli Stati Uniti d’America

2012

2012

Viene inaugurato un nuovo stabilimento in Brasile

2017

2017

Irritec approda in Cile

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