Rain S.p.A. was founded in 1968 by the engineer Vittorio Stiatti who, with intelligence, creativity and dedication, imagined, developed and produced innovative solutions within the irrigation sector.
The rational, efficient and automatic use of water belongs to the company DNA: each Rain product is created to achieve great performances.
Today, Rain S.p.A. is an international entity built on deep human values that Anna, Alberto and Matteo Stiatti steadily convey to all employees and partners.
Rain is one of the few European companies which are able to produce complete ranges of items for irrigation and to distribute them to both professional and retail markets, with its own logos or producing them with the client’s ones.
The first success of Rain was the Pioggiatore®: an electro-mechanical control unit for irrigation which had been designed and patented by Vittorio Stiatti already in 1967.
In the early 80s, Rain started producing even solenoid valves, developing in over two decades a large range of models that met all the needs of agriculture, sport fields and landscape irrigation markets: nowadays more than 13 million solenoid valves have been sold all over 76 different countries.
The 90s and 2000s are a keystone period for Rain: the second generation, represented by Anna, Alberto and Matteo, joined the company and built the new headquarter in Cerro Maggiore (MI).
Anna, Alberto and Matteo, who grew up with solid moral values, internationalised the company by opening a new branch in France in 2004, Rain Irrigatiòn, and one in Israel in 2013, Rain Line.
The expansion goes on thanks to the strategic opening of the new branch in China, which allows the company to accelerate the development of new product lines, which will be highly appreciated by customers, installers and end users, in comparison even with the largest global competitors.
Rain is currently the European leader in the production of solenoid valves (+300,000 / year), battery operated control units (+250,000 / year) and valve boxes (+200,000).
Thanks to the great internal technological development, since 2020, Rain proposes the Rainolve System, equipped with Artificial Intelligence, which autonomously manages the Irrigation, allowing a water saving of up to 80%.
“The OECD claims that global water demand will increase by the 55% on 2050 and, according to the FAO, by the same date, about 2/3 of the worldwide population will be at risk of finding itself living in areas at risk of dryness”.
The enhancement of resources is our mantra.
We conceive and develop technical solutions that allow saving time during the installation, use and maintenance of our products.
We use clean and renewable energy: our products work with lithium batteries that are recharged by solar or hydroelectric energies.
We are a Family Company in which each person works with great dedication and passion to achieve great successes together.
The Headquarter is located in Cerro Maggiore, just outside Milan, and it is composed of two different big buildings: the first is dedicated to production and offices, while the second one to storage and logistics.
In Casoria, Metropolitan city of Naples, there is a second warehouse that handles the distribution of products in central and southern Italy.
The French branch of Rain is located in Bordeaux and manages the entire French market.
In Tel Aviv, Israel, there is the RAIN-LINE office which deals with local markets.
The headquarters which manage Far-East production and distribution in related markets are located in Shenzen, China.
Rain uses advanced technologies throughout the supply chain.
R&D, production, and quality control benefit from the use of technology and know-how in all company departments.
Advanced software, automated production lines, laser control, own cloud platforms are just some of the many technologies used in Rain.
We test each product and use certified processes in all departments.
We have passed even the toughest audits with high scores; the last in chronological order with a score of 95/100 (performed by the 3rd largest DIY Group in the world and 1st in Europe).
Rain was born by designing, manufacturing and distributing products in the market of professional irrigation systems.
Having intense and daily relationships with those who use the product, Rain has been and is able to understand market needs and quickly find the best solutions to satisfy them in the best way.
Performance, reliability, ease of installation and use are the innate characteristics of all Rain products.
In addition to its own products, Rain offers to its customers consulting and designing services, as well as technical and commercial assistance.
More than a decade ago, Rain incorporated an Italian company (E.V. Service), specialised in the retail market. Hence the expansion and creation of the Rain Home Irrigation brand, with its own dedicated catalog aimed to national and international retail customers.
Today, Rain is able to provide its retailers with customised services based on individual needs, such as: definition of assortments, layout and exhibition facing, platform / cross-docking / direct deliveries to stores, commercial assistance to stores, promotional plans with dedicated display formats, display, images and video tutorials, promotional materials, and finally technical services for irrigation design with project plan and list of materials, coded and calibrated on the individual customer’s assortment.
Rain’s products guarantee a winning price / quality ratio that can change the market segments.
Rain is a strategic supplier of National and International DIY Groups, both with its own Rain Home Irrigation brands and with the distributor’s brand.
Rain produces components for the underground, drip and surface irrigation.
Currently, more than 15 lines of innovative products have been developed and patented, amongst which the EZ-Open valve boxes, equipped with handle for an easy opening, and the Manifold System: a complete range of solenoid valves and manifolds for an easy installation and a maintenance with no comparison.
The key of Rain’s success has always been to really listen to the needs, opinions and suggestions of installers and end users. Thanks to this, Rain has always been able to create products that were different from all the competitors’ ones in terms of extreme practicality of installation and use, as well as of the highest quality.