About Us at Center Irrigation
Center Irrigation is made up of a small group of very dedicated people that share the same dedication in delivering a high standard to service to our customers.The Passion behind Center Irrigation comes easily for company principal Ian Sobey. Ian who is a fifth generation farmer and who stills farms today has had a long history of involvement with water. A family movie picture shows a young boy unblocking spray heads in a potato crop at the age of five.
Today Ian is driven by passion and dedication to deliver the worlds best irrigation options to farmers and corporate customors with unmatched practical knowledge and a life time of farming experance.
Ian has, over time experienced the change from gravity flow to hand shift pipes, to travelling irrigators and for nearly three decades has had vast experience with Center Pivot and lateral Move Irrigation.. This hands on experience came with a shift to a very large scale farming operation where he owned and operated twenty six centre pivots (twenty two being REINKE brand) irrigating up to 1000Ha of horticultural crop per year. This practical knowledge over a decade has made Ian probably one of the most experienced centre pivot sales person getting around today.
Ian has been instrumental in bringing the benefits of centre pivots to his home area of Ballarat to where in a short time Center Irrigation has nearly fifty centre pivots working with in a short half hour drive of their base. This has brought the biggest single change to Ballarat farmers since the start of irrigation. Local farmers have been only been too happy to accept Ian’s experience which has made the adaptation of this change in irrigation practice an easy process. Now Center Irrigation is instrumental in delivering a change of water-use in NSW with the unmatched Reinke/CI Row Crop Master Lateral Move Irrigators. These are massive systems designed for Row-crop and conventional uses Center Irrigation is heavily involved in the Federal Goverments OFIEP (on fam irrigation efficiency program) With Center Irrigation and Reinke unmatched knowledge we have been able to put together some world class projects this has been nothing short of ground breaking with large scale irrigation.
Center Irrigation and Reinke continue to be world leaders with large scale irrigation systems. With systems repeatedly over 1200m and capacities of 25 million litres per day.
Today Ian travels throughout Australia and overseas building a process that will deliver the best out-comes and value for money projects large and small that are available today.. Center Irrigation is based near Ballarat Victoria and has a second business in Deniliquin NSW which will make it easier to service our ever expanding area. Center Irrigation will be further opening branches in the coming future to enable out knowledge to be delivered across Australia and more excitingly will be opening a China office 2013/14
Using out sister and partner companies Center Irrigation can offer the best solutions for your project. Give us a call today or visit us at www.centerirrigation.com.au.