Galcon Acquires Cyber Rain

Israel-based manufacturer strengthens its presence in smart irrigation market
2/13/2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Galcon, which manufactures irrigation controllers for residential, agriculture, and landscaping, has acquired Cyber Rain, a leading manufacturer of weather-based smart irrigation systems for residential and commercial landscaping applications for the U.S. market.

Cyber Rain's Smart ET solution combined with Galcon's Smart Irrigation (GSI) solution positions Galcon USA as a leading Smart Irrigation provider offering both web and cellular cloud based solutions for a wide range of Residential, Turf & Landscape and Agriculture applications.

"We're very excited to add Cyber Rain to the Galcon organization and lineup of products. With their complete line of EPA WaterSense certified smart irrigation systems, Galcon now has a superior line of products to support the residential, commercial, and agricultural irrigation markets in North America and around the world," said Sagi Rubin, CEO of Galcon.

Cyber Rain will become a part of Galcon USA, a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of Galcon and will continue to market products under the Cyber Rain brand name. Galcon USA will maintain its headquarters in California.

"We are absolutely thrilled to become a part of the Galcon team. Together we will grow and thrive as a leading provider of irrigation products in North America," said Mr. James Krug, Cyber Rain CEO. "We plan to expand the operation and our team here in US to accelerate our growth in this burgeoning market."

Galcon manufactures computerized irrigation controllers and systems for use in residential, turf & landscape, and agriculture. It is widely recognized as the top provider of battery-operated controllers.  Established in 1983, Galcon is headquartered in Kfar Blum, Israel. Galcon sells its products in more than 60 countries around the world.

Cyber Rain is an industry leader in network and cloud-based smart irrigation control systems for residential and commercial irrigation applications. Formed in 2007 and headquartered in Encino, CA, Cyber Rain provides a complete line of irrigation products that can be operated and controlled from almost anywhere, which the company claims, can save users up to 40 percent on water costs while promoting conservation of dwindling water resources.