We are STRUT
STRUT is an ag-tech company that empowers Aussie farmers to grow more, with less.
Australian growers are facing increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather conditions, expensive resources, and consumer demand for sustainable practices.
That’s why we’ve spent the last two years developing and testing the next generation of on-farm sensors. Wireless sensors provide valuable data on the environmental conditions of our customer’s properties.
Armed with nothing more than a cup of soil, a collection of 3D printed props, and flashing LED lights – the STRUT story begins in 2019 when 3 final year uni students successfully pitch their idea to the SPARK accelerator program. What followed was the creation of a business that harnesses the passion of all co-founders: Sustainability and Technology.
What We Do
STRUT has developed a system that allows our clients to effortlessly view the environmental conditions of their properties, using cutting-edge sensor technologies.
We are initially offering our product range to Horticulture and Viticulture growers across Australia. By doing this we are addressing an incredibly important problem; growers all over the world, but especially right here in Australia, are facing a highly competitive market and unpredictable climate conditions. This is making it difficult for many to stay competitive and is especially the case for small to medium-sized operations.
Our platform collects data on the farm, which is used to help our customers in their decision-making, ultimately enabling a more competitive and profitable business. Our system also enables safer and more sustainable food production, for the future.
How We Do It
STRUT’s system is comprised of 3 main elements
Our range of cutting-edge devices ensures data is collected accurately with ease. We currently offer soil-moisture sensors, air quality sensors, weather stations and GPS trackers.
A single gateway receives data from your devices and uploads it to the cloud. We typically use a LoRaWAN network, which lets us use lots (100+) of low-power sensors over a large area (10km+).
Most importantly, our online platform is a powerful business tool, it allows you to view and interpret the data and empowers you to make data-driven decisions, which are better-made decisions. This informed decision-making ultimately allows for cost savings, increased productivity, and increased reliability and traceability, among other benefits.
Meet the Team
We are a team of 3 co-founders, engineers and mates. We have experience in the Defence, Rail Systems, Construction and Manufacturing Industries. However, our passion lies in developing new sensor technologies and putting them to use in the real world.
Ryan Veale - CTO
Ryan’s keen eye for detail means all devices used by our clients perform at 100%. With a diverse background in Systems Engineering projects, from vehicle simulators to secure communications systems, Ryan takes pride in delivering high-quality products and services at STRUT.
Darcy Baranowski - CFO
Darcy’s passion for emerging technologies ensures STRUT is providing the market with cutting-edge, high-performance products. From building autonomous agriculture robots in Dubai to working on multi-billion dollar rail projects, Darcy ensures STRUT’s operations run in a lean, efficient manner.
Rhys Bischof - CCO
Hailing from the Construction and Manufacturing industries – Rhys is able to bring a wealth of hands-on experience to the team. Rhys’ ability to precisely configure our in-house milling machines, 3D printers and laser cutters allows STRUT to deliver highly customized projects to our clients.