Early in the Seventies, Luigi and Fulvio started travelling through Asia for finding new suppliers and new technologies linked to the natural evolution of fly traps and coils: mosquito repellent tablets with electric diffuser.
These cardboard tablets soaked in insecticide and placed in a plug-in electric diffuser release vapours that keep mosquitoes and other insects away. Compared to mosquito coils, the tablets do not give off smoke and are more compact-sized and practical.
Early in the Seventies, Luigi and Fulvio decided to start developing this product which appeared to be the natural evolution of fly traps and coils. While Fulvio designed the plug-in device, Luigi and his son Enrico travelled to Asia in search of a supplier of mosquito repellent tablets. They first went to Hong Kong, then Tokyo and finally Osaka, where the supply agreement was signed with a partner named King Chemicals from which - two years later - the relevant production license and first machinery were also purchased. The "Spira" line was born.
In 1976, the new product became so popular on the Italian and international markets that Zobele's turnover doubled compared to 1975 and its output increased by 100% - keeping pace with keen competition from Japan.