April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
May 7, 2019
Alexander van der Lely and Karel van den Berg nominated for the European Inventor Award
The European Patent Office (EPO) announced that Alexander van der Lely, CEO, and Karel van den Berg, Director Innovations, have been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 as finalists in the category “Industry” for their fully automated milking system, Astronaut, that benefits animals and farmers. The winners of the 2019 edition of the EPO's annual innovation prize will be announced at a ceremony in Vienna on 20 June.
April 17, 2019
Lely continues its focus by divesting Lely Aircon
Intention to sell wind turbine operations to Bettink Service Team
Maassluis, 17 April 2019 - Due to their strategic focus on robotics and data within the dairy farming segment, Lely intends to sell its Lely Aircon wind turbine operations to Bettink Service Team. The Lely Aircon activities will be part of BestWatt, Bettink’s total solution for sustainable energy.
Nov. 13, 2018
Lely demonstrates: robotic milking is possible without pelletized concentrates
The 'Commodity feeder' for the Lely Astronaut offers a more economic alternative.
Maassluis, November 13 2018 – Milking robot manufacturer Lely offers its Astronaut customers the possibility to dose non-pelletized feed in the milking robot. The option is called 'Commodity feeder' and can result in huge savings on feed costs for robot milkers.
Sept. 6, 2018
The next step in automatic feeding
Launch of the improved Lely Vector
Today, Lely is launching the improved mixing and feeding robot (MFR) for the Lely Vector feeding system. The system is now even more focused on improving animal health. Reliability and service life have also been increased through upgrading to even more durable components, such as stainless steel for the mixing bin and auger.
Aug. 29, 2018
Lely launches a revolution in dairy processing
Maassluis, 29 August 2018 – Lely today unveiled an innovative system to process milk on the farm, called the Lely Orbiter. This new automatic processor works 24/7 and has been designed with the highest food safety standards in mind. The system processes milk directly from the milking robots to the bottle. The Lely Orbiter concept offers new opportunities for farmers to market their own milk, support their sustainable future and to meet the demands of today’s increasingly discerning consumers.
April 10, 2018
The Lely Astronaut A5 marks a new milestone in robotic milking
At the Lely Future Farm Days, held at their head office in The Netherlands, Lely introduced a new milestone in milking: the Lely Astronaut A5. Observation of cow-machine interaction and feedback from many farmers has led to the creation of a system that combines proven automatic milking principles with unmatched reliability, ease of use and cost efficiency. The new A5 milking robot means stress-free milking for both the farmer and their cows.