History

Ruralco’s origins date back 150 years.

The ASX listed company Ruralco as it is today was formed in 2006, when two iconic rural businesses, CRT and Roberts Limited, merged.

2018
Ruralco 2017

In early 2017 Ruralco acquired TP Jones in Tasmania, along with Sid Newham Rural Supplies and Great Northern Rural Services. A number of water businesses were also acquired, including Irrigation Tasmania, Mildura Irrigation Centre and River Rain, expanding Ruralco’s water services division.

Ruralco 2014

2014 saw continued geographic and sector growth through strategic acquisitions and greenfield businesses. It also saw the acquisition of water business Total Eden and establishment of a live export division through a partnership with Frontier.

Ruralco 2006

Ruralco Limited merged with Roberts. This merger created a new force in the agribusiness sector operating across Australia and brought together two organisations that shared a common focus of long-term benefits for their stakeholders.

2001

Ruralco merged with publicly listed, Queensland-based fertiliser company, Grow Force Australia Limited

1997

Purchased UMT Limited merchandise and real estate businesses

Acquired a 50% interest in Western Australian wool broking business, Primaries of WA

1996

MRW Merchandise Limited merged with Ruralco Limited and MRW became Town & Country

1995

Combined Rural Traders and National Agrimerchandising Network (NAN) agreed to the formation of a national agrimerchandising group, Ruralco Limited

CRT 1970

Combined Rural Traders (CRT) formed at the Canobolas Hotel, Orange (NSW) and the Head Office was established in Sydney

1998

Purchased wool and livestock business, Webster Limited

1986

Business changes its name to Roberts Limited

1949

Company shares quoted on the Hobart Stock Exchange

ROBERTS 1865

The partnership Kemp, Roberts & Co was established in Hobart