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.
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.
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 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.
Ruralco merged with publicly listed, Queensland-based fertiliser company, Grow Force Australia Limited
Purchased UMT Limited merchandise and real estate businesses
Acquired a 50% interest in Western Australian wool broking business, Primaries of WA
MRW Merchandise Limited merged with Ruralco Limited and MRW became Town & Country
Combined Rural Traders and National Agrimerchandising Network (NAN) agreed to the formation of a national agrimerchandising group, Ruralco Limited
Combined Rural Traders (CRT) formed at the Canobolas Hotel, Orange (NSW) and the Head Office was established in Sydney
Purchased wool and livestock business, Webster Limited
Business changes its name to Roberts Limited
Company shares quoted on the Hobart Stock Exchange
The partnership Kemp, Roberts & Co was established in Hobart