Twice a year, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima invite Dutch people who have distinguished themselves through a special achievement. The 26 guests recently received a prize or other award for their achievements in various sectors such as art & culture, media, science, sports and business. Alexander van der Lely was invited to this special lunch because Lely was voted Family Business Award of the year.
Next to Alexander, 25 other guests were invited, among others: Duncan Lawrence (winner of the Eurovision Songcontest), Herman Finkers (Dutch comedian), Virgil van Dijk (UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award) and family Ten Have (Dutch famer of the year).
March 17, 2020
Lely facilitates employees to work from home because of Coronavirus
The Dutch Government issued guidance to slow down and prevent the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). In response and until further notice, Lely chooses to let its employees work from home as much as possible and to minimize all contacts with external groups.
March 9, 2020
Lely closes a fantastic year with record sales of Astronaut A5 milking robots
2019 was an exceptional year for Lely. The Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot, which was introduced in 2018, generated record sales. Sales of other Lely robotics in the 46 countries we’re active in shows that the adoption of robots in dairy farms is continuing worldwide. Lely’s performance was noticed throughout the world in 2019. In April, the company was voted ‘Family Business of the Year’, and Lely was officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ at the end of the year. 2019 also marked Alexander van der Lely’s announcement that he would become chairman of Lely’s new Supervisory Board. On 1 January, he was replaced as CEO by Andre van Troost, a former member of the company’s Executive Board. The Supervisory Board’s task is to ensure that Lely continues to be a robust family business in the future.