Facts & Figures


2,000+ FTEs

More than 2,000 employees work day in day out to make farmers’ lives easier.


6 production facilities

In our six production facilities, we showcase our product expertise to achieve the best result for our customers.


7 R&D departments

Our research and development departments play a key role in our capacity for innovation. We devote six percent of our revenue to product development.


2,550 current patents

Right now, we have 2,550 active patents protecting our inventions.


Customers in more than 60 countries

Producers in more than 60 countries work daily with our equipment in the barn or on the field.


€ 502 mln.

In 2016 we achieved revenues of €502 million.

Ons bedrijf

Vision and mission

To help our customers throughout the world make choices on how they set up and run their farm. To do so with advice and innovative solutions that contribute to efficient farm management.


We believe that sustainability is about treating people, animals and the environment responsibly. We want to hand over a better world to the next generation by developing sustainable products. For our customers, we want to be a trusted, long-term partner.


Because of our belief in innovation we have already introduced a range of ground-breaking products to the market. These have changed the face of the agricultural sector. Only by thinking outside the realm of traditional ideas can we continue to support our customers in the choices they make to achieve their goals, now and in the future.

Lely Ambassadors Club

Do you have a Lely Astronaut milking robot but are not yet a member of the Lely Ambassadors Club? As part of this loyalty program, you regularly receive a free magazine and an e-newsletter with practical information about Lely and the Astronaut milking robot.


To work towards a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future, and make life in the agricultural sector easier, we join forces with numerous organizations all over the world. Sustainability and innovation are fundamental criteria in our partnerships.


Since the founding of our company in 1948 as a ‘studio for invention,’ we have grown to become a market leader in automated systems for dairy farmers worldwide. We are also recognized and acknowledged as a leader in Dutch manufacturing.