Founded after the invention of the finger wheel rake.
The creation of an entirely unique artificial fertilizer spreader, which even today is still produced and sold in America.
The development of the Lelyterra power harrow marks the real breakthrough and internationalization of Lely as a company and an unprecedented growth in sales.
This cutter bar contains far fewer fears than any other cutter bar, which results in outstanding output and saving on fuel.
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.
Lely brings to market the revolution of the dairy robotic milk system.
The tedder was the world’s largest for decades in terms of tedding output and quality.
The world’s largest 2-rotor central delivery rake is introduced.
Lely offers a state-of-the-art design with advanced milking robot technology to ensure greater reliability and flexibility with the Lely Astronaut.
Lely introduces a very simple invention ensuring a timely, easy and above all safe change of mower blades.
Lely provides an intelligent solution, which meets the growing need of dairy farmers for optimum hygiene in their cow housings.
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.
Lely reaches milestone sales in robotic milking with the Lely Astronaut.
A prototype of the Lely Welger CB Concept is introduced. Farmers acknowledge its continuous quality, capacity and comfort.
Strategic choice to focus on dairy farms worldwide and sale of our forage harvesting machines to AGCO Corporation.
The era of dairy automation truly took off when Lely started with robotic milking.
André van Troost is the successor of Alexander van der Lely as CEO of the Lely Group. Alexander van der Lely will become Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
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. Present and future.