Company Profile

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Our solutions maximise the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water.

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Millions of Hectares of irrigated land managed with our technology

1.5 million

Hectares of irrigated land managed with our technology

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35,000

Products produced worldwide

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1000’s

Of kilometres of canal automated

160 patents on our automated technology

218

Patents across 21 jurisdictions

Number of employees world wide

70,000

Function points in our water authority software

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180

Water authority customers

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17

Countries benefitting from our solutions

Number of employees world wide

300 + Staff

Employed globally

Why we exist

Our Purpose

Making water available to the world.

Our Strategy

We do this by delivering solutions that maximise the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of agricultural water.

Our Vision

In doing so we will play a fundamental role in achieving global food security.

Our Values

These values are the guiding set of principles that define the way we do business and form the foundations of our company culture.

Collaboration

We work collectively to achieve the best outcomes for our customers.

Innovation

Our creative ingenuity makes us better, faster, first.

Commitment

We are fully committed to delivering on our promises.

Respect

We respect and value everyone we work with, and the contribution that they make.

Engagement

We all work with purpose, care and pride.

Our story

Rubicon Water has a vision to sustainably increase global food and fibre production through improved water use efficiency. We do this by delivering advanced technology to managers of gravity fed irrigation networks, enabling them to manage their water resources with unprecedented levels of efficiency and control. Irrigation authorities can now deliver accurately measured, constant high-flow, on-demand water to farmers utilising existing open channel systems while eliminating outfalls at the end of channels. With this level of service, farmers are better positioned to make irrigation management decisions, receiving the water their plants need, when they need it at the rate they need it, avoiding wastage and fertiliser runoff.

Rubicon is totally focussed upon improving large scale, gravity fed irrigation systems. This gives us a unique ability to provide our customers with solutions that are built exactly to solve the distinct and special problems that our customers face, unlike the traditional approach of adapting components that were designed for another purpose or another industry. Consequently our customers have the peace of mind that our solutions can be implemented quickly, cost effectively and with low risk.

To achieve our dedicated focus, we employ the widest range of specialists of any company in the field, a distinct advantage that Rubicon brings to our customers. These include civil, electrical, control and agricultural engineers, skilled radio frequency technicians, systems analysts, database experts and software programmers, SCADA design engineers, mechanical design draftsmen, expert electricians, solar power designers, machinists and boilermakers. All are focussed upon practically solving real-world problems and continuous improvement of our products and solutions.

Rubicon designs, develops, manufactures and tests all its own products and proudly boasts ISO 9001:2015 certification attesting to the highest standards in the process of design and manufacturing. Our research and development facility includes one of the largest hydraulic flow and testing laboratories of its type in the Southern Hemisphere where our meters and gates are tested to international standards. A wide array of global patents over new technology built into TCC™ components confirms our focus upon innovation and improvement in our solutions.

Our pioneering research into the hydraulic control of channels in collaboration with the University of Melbourne has led to many important breakthroughs in flow measurement and control theory and which have been recognised by governmental and academic awards including the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross Awards. Today we jointly own the intellectual property of many patents with the University of Melbourne.

Established in 1995, Rubicon Water is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. To support our global expansion, we have offices and manufacturing facilities in India, New Zealand, Chile, USA, Spain, China and agents in many other countries. To date, Rubicon has designed, built and installed over 35,000 control and measurement devices in TCC and FarmConnect™ systems sold to more than 180 customers in 17 countries. 

Our solutions from source to crop