1948

Lely established

Founded after the invention of the finger wheel rake.

1948

1958

Lely's single disc spreader

The creation of an entirely unique artificial fertilizer spreader, which even today is still produced and sold in America.

1958

1965

Lely Lotus hook tine

A uniquely designed tedder tine which turns crop faster and evenly is created.

1965

1968

Lelyterra power harrow

The development of the Lelyterra power harrow marks the real breakthrough and internationalization of Lely as a company and an unprecedented growth in sales.

1968

1983

Modular cutter bar concept

This cutter bar contains far fewer fears than any other cutter bar, which results in outstanding output and saving on fuel.

1983

1992

First Lely Astronaut in operation

A prototype of the Lely Astronaut milking robot is introduced. Farmers acknowledge this as the most important invention of the 20th century for dairy farmers.

1992

1995

Official introduction Lely Astronaut

Lely brings to market the revolution of the dairy robotic milk system.

1995

1997

Lely Lotus 1325

The tedder was the world’s largest for decades in terms of tedding output and quality.

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2004

Lely Hibiscus 1015 Profi

The world’s largest 2-rotor central delivery rake is introduced.

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2005

Lely Astronaut A3

Lely offers a state-of-the-art design with advanced milking robot technology to ensure greater reliability and flexibility with the Lely Astronaut.

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2005

Lely Splendimo Clip

Lely introduces a very simple invention ensuring a timely, easy and above all safe change of mower blades.

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2005

Lely Discovery mobile barn cleaner

Lely provides an intelligent solution, which meets the growing need of dairy farmers for optimum hygiene in their cow housings.

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2008

Lely Juno feed pusher

Lely takes a major step forward in the automated supply of feed to livestock.

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2009

Lely Welger RPC445 Tornado

Lely launches the first fully variable baler/wrapper combination in the market place.

2009

2010

Lely Astronaut A4

The Astronaut A4 is set up in modular concept. A central unit features a central vacuum and cleaning system for up to two cow units.

2010

2012

Lely Vector

The automated feeding system for flexible and fresh feeding of cows is introduced.

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2013

Lely T4C InHerd

The mobile application, a revolution of farm management software, launches

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2014

20,000th Lely Astronaut robot installed

Lely reaches milestone sales in robotic milking with the Lely Astronaut.

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2014

Lely Welger Continuous Baling concept

A prototype of the Lely Welger CB Concept is introduced. Farmers acknowledge its continuous quality, capacity and comfort.

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2016

Launch of first Lely Astronaut packages

The optional packages meet farmer’s needs.

2016

2017

Sale of forage activities

Strategic choice to focus on dairy farms worldwide and sale of our forage harvesting machines to AGCO Corporation.

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2017

25 Years dairy automation

The era of dairy automation truly took off when Lely started with robotic milking.

2017

Why Lely?

Farmers all over the world make choices about how they set up and run their farms. Every day, we help them make the best choices for themselves and their farms. We do this by providing advice and innovative solutions that contribute to efficient farm management. For sustainable milk and meat production and energy generation. Present and future.

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