During the pilot phase - taking 18 months in total - 60 machines were used daily. Dairy farmers extensively tested elements such as user friendliness, the software interface and - last but not least - cow comfort. At the same time, Lely developers tested the frame, did the ‘cow kick’ test and transport test.
The feedback of our customers in the pilot phase enabled us to further develop and improve the milking robot even before market introduction. We developed a unique collaboration with our customers that we enjoyed very much. We truly believe we’ve reached a new milestone in milking with the Lely Astronaut A5.
Curious to hear what our pilot customers say about the Astronaut A5? Watch the compilation video for a first impression. If you’d like to know more about the milking robot after watching the video, please feel free to contact us.
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June 30, 2022
King Willem Alexander opens renewed Lely Campus in Maassluis
Lely works on future-proof dairy farming on premises doubled in size
Today, in the presence of, among others, Henk Staghouwer (Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality), His Majesty King Willem Alexander opened the renewed Lely Campus in Maassluis. Lely, the market leader in automated systems for dairy farmers, has doubled its surface for office and factory work. As a result, there is even more room for producing sustainable, innovative solutions for dairy farming. The building is BREAAM outstanding certified, making it one of the top most sustainable offices in Europe. During a guided tour, H.M. King Willem Alexander explored how products are being developed on the Lely Campus for the dairy farm of the future, in which sustainability and circularity play a central role.
March 15, 2022
Lely discontinues commercial activities in Russia and Belarus
Lely is shocked by Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people are in the midst of a war and face great uncertainty. Our thoughts are with the people directly affected by this crisis. Lely condemns Russia’s invasion and is immediately ceasing commercial activities in the region. This means that we will stop supplying robots to Russia and Belarus. We will continue to supply spare parts and consumables to our existing customers in these countries, considering that otherwise cow welfare and food supply in the region would be compromised.