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Darran Bright

Darran has been providing technical support and engineering solutions to the Riverland region for more than 15 years. Since joining SAGE Automation, Darran has been working with clients across multiple sectors, including water and food and beverage to help them reduce costs while improving efficiency.

Darran’s exceptional knowledge within the water industry, including 15 years with SA Water, ensures clients have access to the best solutions for water transfer and delivery systems, as well as water catchment and storage. Drawing on the SAGE project and support network, Darran can deliver breakdown support and preventative maintenance to irrigators throughout the Riverland, keeping critical operations functioning with minimal downtime.

Living and working locally in the Riverland, Darran aims to be an extension of your business capability, whether that includes shift coverage or breakdown support where and when it’s needed.  


Assisting with:

  • Onsite emergency breakdown support
  • Preventative maintenance
  • VSD maintenance programs
  • Thermal surveys
  • Instrumentation calibrations


  • Optimising asset performance
  • Control system back-ups and shift coverage
  • Control system risk audits
  • Project management
  • Site management.

Delivering for local, regional projects

For more than 25 years, SAGE Automation has delivered certainty for regional Australia. Delivering on a local level with national support, our project capability ensures significant gains for clients in efficiency, safety, cost savings, quality and performance. From solar farms to steelworks, wineries to weigh stations, we have a strong history of bringing the best thinking to regional projects. We’re excited to continue collaborating with local businesses.

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1 Whyalla, SA: Liberty GFG steelworks

SAGE has undertaken various projects and ongoing service support for Whyalla’s iconic steel works, since 2000.


2 Ceduna, SA: Automated road-side signage solution

SAGE designed and delivered an automated signage solution for the remote Ceduna and Yamba fruit fly and weigh stations, to provide efficiency to the weigh station’s operation and
flexibility to expand the system with additional signage in the future.


3 Moorook to Swan Reach: SAPLC upgrade

PLC installation across 10 regional Water Treatment plants in regional communities from Moorook to Swan Reach receive their water from local Water Treatment Plants (WTP) which take water from the River Murray and process it into clean, safe drinking water.


4 Mount Gambier, SA: Timber mill

SAGE completed multiple projects involving design, manufacture, installation and commissioning for chipper canter controls and motion control systems, as well as twin band saw electrical and control system upgrades.


5 Coonawarra, SA: Automation system upgrade

SAGE has worked with a local winery for a number of years, recent work includes delivering an automation system upgrade for the winery’s sweeping arm fermenters, implementation of
Ignition SCADA and a refrigeration control system upgrade.


6 Multiple locations, SA: Bulk Grain Handling

Turnkey electrical upgrades to Viterra’s bulk grain storage and handling facilities at Gladstone, Tailem Bend, Crystal Brook and Port Lincoln.

SAGE regional project

7 Port Augusta, SA: Solar powered greenhouse

Design and construction of the heliostat power distribution and communication enclosure for the innovative solar powered Sundrop Farms greenhouse.

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8 Mildura, VIC

Electrical rebuild of the Mildura Fruit Juices Australia crushing and processing plant following a fire.

Countermeasures facility central control room

9 Lara, VIC: Explosives Manufacturing Facility

SAGE delivered the controls and automation for Chemring Australia, the first countermeasures manufacturing plant in the southern hemisphere.

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10 Warnambool, VIC

Automation for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter’s new dairy processing facility.

Grow and improve your business

SAGE’s specialist offerings have been carefully developed to provide all the support an organisation needs for digital transformation. With a strong history of delivering the best thinking to the Riverland, Darran brings SAGE Automation’s extensive industrial capability to the local region.

Speak to SAGE about:

  • Production materials tracing, supply chain traceability and monitoring
  • Plant and equipment improvements or upgrades
  • Remote access to systems, ensuring repairs can be carried out when you don’t have someone on site
  • Training and upskilling in PLC, SCADA and instrumentation for your in-house electricians
  • Control system audits and project management
  • Shift coverage for those times you’re caught short

Contact Darran Bright

Darran Bright Riverland Control System Support Technician

Darran Bright
Control System Support Technician
Riverland South Australia
Renmark, Berri, Barmera, Loxton, Waikerie, Mildura


+61 437 139 144