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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Nov. 22, 2019
Lely proudly announces Senorics as winner of the first ‘Feed the Future’ challenge
Maassluis, 22 November 2019 – Senorics based in Dresden, Germany is named as the winner of the first edition of ‘Feed the Future by Lely’. Lely, the leading supplier of robotics and data management for the dairy farm, in partnership with Rockstart, one of Europe’s first startup accelerators; scouted talented tech entrepreneurs from around the world who think outside the box. The next generation of tech pioneers who could innovate and improve the dairy industry with technology solutions.
Nov. 7, 2019
Alexander van der Lely invited for lunch with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima
Today was a special day for our CEO, Alexander van der Lely. Alexander van der Lely was invited by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima to be present at the ‘special achievers’ lunch at Noordeinde Palace.
Nov. 4, 2019
Finalists of the Feed the Future by Lely challenge announced
Lely and Rockstart are excited to announce the top finalists for the 2019 edition of Feed the Future. Entrepreneurs from 25 different countries, who can apply their tech to the dairy farming process, applied to this initiative looking for a chance to collaborate with Lely, one of the most innovative companies in the world.