The firm started with Mr Rosario Giuffrè with son Carmelo and brother Cono, who founded Irritec in 1974 in the delightful town of Capo d’Orlando, between the mountains and the sea in the province of Messina. At that time the firm had 18  employees and  the main activity consisted in the production of PVC blinds.

The young Carmelo Giuffre begins to hatch the idea that the future was in irrigation and water conservation. It was still about processing of plastics, the firm’s main vocation to the present day, but the focus would soon be shifted towards the micro irrigation sector, drawn by the attention this field was already attracting in international markets.