Working for the Lely means working in an ambitious international family business. We have more than 30 facilities and customers in more than 60 countries and are the market leader in automated systems for dairy producers worldwide. We are a forerunner in the development of grassland machines and a pioneer of wind turbines on farms. Recognized and acknowledged as a leader in Dutch manufacturing, we are always striving to do better.
Apart from being a leader in our field, we pride ourselves on being a company with an informal atmosphere and a solid background in the agricultural sector. Our origins are in Maassluis (the Netherlands), where the company was founded in 1948. Even today, the Lely Campus still resides there. This is our head office and also a hub of innovation and creation.
Our unique combination of being a front-runner and a family business with a solid background in the agricultural sector is reflected in our core values: innovation, passion, progress, respect and honesty.
Our passion for the agricultural sector consistently brings us outside the realm of traditional ideas to come up with revolutionary concepts. With the introduction of innovative and ground-breaking products, such as our milking robot, we have enjoyed tremendous success. To meet the needs of our customers, we develop and manufacture highly engineered products. These are based on the latest technology in the area of robotics and data processing.
We work with a mindset of respecting people, animals and the environment. We are open and honest about our focal point: the wishes, needs and dreams of our customers. Our passion for innovation and sustainability is based on this. Lely employees are driven and engaged. With the culture of a family business they are respectful, honest and entirely customer-focused.
‘Producers must have the freedom to seize the opportunities that innovation and sustainability offer to run their business efficiently.’