Lely North America Announces Expansion Plans

Lely North America has been a leader in the dairy industry for more than 25 years and has a strong commitment to continue making farmers’ lives easier with innovative solutions and tailored services. With the many exciting opportunities for further growth and adoption of automation within the dairy and livestock segments, Lely is pleased to announce that Lely North America will be significantly expanding its investment, commitment and physical presence in North America.

“We are excited about our future in the dairy industry and believe this expansion is the next step that allows us to continue providing the total solutions North American dairy producers need to create a sustainable future,” said Chad Huyser, Vice President of Lely North America. “With this expansion, Lely North America remains the only dairy automation company manufacturing robotic equipment in North America.  Nearly eight years ago, we made our first commitment to the North American dairy producers and today we further that commitment to better meet the needs of our customers, Lely Centers and employees throughout the U.S and Canada.”

After carefully considering potential growth needs for the next 10+ years and reviewing several expansion options, Lely North America will be securing a new, larger property to construct a new North American headquarters and production facility located in the Pella, Iowa area.  With this expansion, Lely North America will significantly increase its production capacity for the latest A5 Astronaut robotic milking system.  Likewise, several other dairy automation products currently in Lely’s portfolio will be transitioned into this new facility over time.

Plans for expansion have already begun and Lely is investigating possible property solutions, project support needs and finalizing building requirements.

We invite you to learn more about Lely innovations on Lely’s website,www.lely.com. Also, follow us on Lely’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/LelyNorthAmerica) or Twitter (@DairyRobot). To watch videos featuring Lely’s products, visit http://www.youtube.com/lelydairylife.

Founded in 1948, Lely directs all its efforts toward creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. Circling the cow, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and production on the dairy farm. For more than 25 years, Lely has been leading the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires its employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With its head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, The Lely Group is active in more than 60 countries and employs some 1,200 people. More information: www.lely.com.

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