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 new 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’ 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 in 1992.

That brilliant intuition today allows Irritec to distribute its products in over 140 countries worldwide, to count more than 900 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. 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

Siplast, now Irritec, was founded in Capo d’Orlando, Sicily, where the Guiffre family produced the first tubes.

1979

1979

Production for molded fittings and valves begins

1997

1997

The first manufacturing facility abroad is established in Seville, Spain.

2001

2001

Irritec continues its global expansion with the opening of a manufacturing plant in Mexico.

2007

2007

Irritec establishes a new office in Algeria.

2009

2009

A new manufacturing facility is opened in the United States (California).

2012

2012

Irritec opens a new manufacturing facility in Brazil.

2013

2013

Irritec opens a new office in Germany.

2017

2017

A new office is opened in Chile.

2021

2021

Irritec establishes an office in Senegal.

2021

2021

Irritec and Raphael By Tails agree on a strategic partnership that includes international distribution of Raphael By Talis products.

2021

2021

A new office is opened in Peru!

2023

2023

Irritec establishes A.I.T. (Advanced Irrigation Technology Sarl) in Morocco.

2024

2024

Irritec celebrates its 50th anniversary!

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