An AxA crane for Irritec Italia
Irritec was founded in 1974 in Capo d’Orlando, in the province of Messina, as a manufacturer of PVC roller shutters. However, in the eighties, Carmelo, the son of the founder Rosario Giuffrè, realized that the microirrigation practices spread in the Middle Eastern countries, in the United States and in Arabia, are arriving in Italy and represent, for Irritec, an opportunity for development from seize on the fly. This is how Irritec, to meet the national need to adopt new systems for agricultural and residential irrigation, expands its offer with the production of various lines of pipes for agriculture and construction. The happy intuition bears fruit in the Nineties, when the true rise of the company begins. Today Irritec distributes its products in over 140 countries in the world, has more than 700 employees and production facilities in Italy, Spain, United States, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, as well as strategic deposits in Algeria, Germany and Bologna. In 40 years Irritec has grown steadily, maintaining solid foundations and always looking for important innovations in the field of irrigation.
Irritec has chosen to equip itself with an AxA model 01M5 cantilever revolving crane for its factory in Capo d’Orlando. We meet Calogero Favazzi, head of the Irritec workshop.
How is your workshop organized?
« Our workshop is equipped with 5 wire and plunge electroerosions, 3 4-axis control lathes, 3 3, 4 and 5-axis continuous machining centers, tangential grinding, shaft grinding, laser welding, laser marking, sharpening machine 4 CNC axes and other machines. The workshop department has 16 operators and molds and production lines are created for the company itself « .
How did you get to know the AxA cantilever cranes?
« A simple internet search brought us to the knowledge of the AxA cranes, after consulting the models on the web we contacted the company ».
For which tasks is the model you purchased used?
« The crane mainly serves for loading unloading some plates or equipment from various machine tools ».
From a business point of view, how were relationships with AxA Italia?
« The relationships were cordial and fast, what we asked for to keep company efficiency high and work with satisfaction ».
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