June 10, 2017
Healthier hooves thanks to a unique manure robot designed for cleaning solid barn floors
A clean barn floor results in less manure in the cubicles and cleaner hooves, tails and udders. This prevents hygiene-related claw and udder infections and promotes the healthy natural behaviour of the cows, which in turn lets you determine their fertility more efficiently. Today, there still isn’t a good solution for clearing solid barn floors. That is why Lely developed the Discovery 120 Collector: a revolutionary robot designed for solid floors that takes the manure away rather than scraping it. This not only results in a cleaner floor, but also prevents the cows from standing in manure up to their dew claws, as is the case when a manure scraper is used.
June 9, 2017
Agreement on request for advice and social plan
allows Lely to focus fully on agricultural robotics and data
Maassluis, 9 June 2017 – Lely´s Joint Works Council has advised on the plan announced in March of the intended sale of Lely’s Forage business and the anticipated organisational adjustments. In addition, the company and the trade unions have reached an agreement on the Social Plan. This means that the intended sale of all Forage activities – the production of forage harvesting machines – to AGCO can become effective as of 1 October 2017. After this date, Lely will continue to strengthen its leading position as an innovator in the dairy market.
March 15, 2017
Lely intends to sell the forage business to AGCO Corporation
Focus on agricultural robotics and data
The international family-owned company, Lely, plans to sell its Forage business, which produces forage harvesting machines to AGCO Corporation, a recognised worldwide as a leading player in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery.
Oct. 25, 2016
Lely’s milking robot and grassland machines added to Farming Simulator
In version 17 of Farming Simulator, the farm simulation game, you can now run your farm with various Lely machines. Four machines for working the land and the Lely Astronaut milking robot for the barn have been added to the latest version of this popular game. Lely is thus following in the footsteps of some 40 brands whose agricultural machinery is already used in the game. The milking robot is a first.
Oct. 3, 2016
A new versatile variable chamber baler which offers perfect shaped bales
Lely Welger RP 180 V
Lely introduces the Lely Welger RP 180 V, a variable chamber baler that offers ultimate flexibility. This new baler is the big brother of the RP 160 V model which was introduced last year. With this introduction Lely meets the needs of it’s farmers and contractors in specific markets where bale sizes of up to 1,80 meters are required. The new baler will be available from January 2017.
July 26, 2016
Acquisition of Lely Turfcare in the UK, Ireland and Denmark by Royal Reesink completed
Royal Reesink N.V. (“Royal Reesink”) and of Lely Holding S.ár.l (“Lely”) today completed the acquisition of Lely’s turfcare activities by Reesink in the UK, Ireland and Denmark. These activities mainly comprise the distribution of Toro machines for the maintenance of golf courses and public green spaces and TYM compact tractors (UK, IRE). These activities generated revenue of some € 60 million in 2015, with around 125 employees. Revenue has grown in the first half of 2016.