Sept. 18, 2023
Lely Announces New Distribution Channel Partner
Pella, Iowa, September 18, 2023 — Lely is announcing changes to its distribution channel. The Lely Center network is an important part of their distribution channel strategy and critical to delivering on Lely’s vision of a “Sustainable, Profitable and Enjoyable Future in Farming.” Lely will be opening a new Lely Center in Monroe, Wisconsin – Lely Center Monroe. This decision includes the acquisition of the Lely business from current partner, Argall Dairy Systems in Belleville and Platteville, Wisconsin.
June 6, 2023
Lely presents vision Farm of the Future 2035
How can innovation contribute to the major challenges of the agricultural sector?
Maassluis, 6 June 2023 - To mark its 75th anniversary, Lely, market leader in robots for dairy farming, today presented its new vision for the Farm of the Future. A growing world population means wise choices have to be made for food production. Cautious estimates show that demand for food will increase by 70% over the next 30 years. How innovation can contribute to the major challenges of dairy farming, Lely shows by means of five themes that are central to the Farm of the Future.
Feb. 20, 2023
Lely shows growth despite challenging conditions
Lely, market leader in automated systems for dairy farmers, today presented its annual results for 2022 with total net sales of $745.6 million (2021: $649 million). This result is lower than expected. Amid challenging circumstances - such as the discontinuation of operations in Russia, COVID-19 and component shortages - it is a good result. The revenue growth ensures that Lely can continue to invest in quality and compliance to meet expanding laws and regulations worldwide. In addition, Lely continues to invest in sustainable innovations for long-term dairy farmers. Around 8% of total net sales is invested in Research & Development for new innovations for the farm of the future.
Nov. 22, 2022
Lely Reaches Class Action Settlement
Pella, Iowa – November 22, 2022 – Lely today announced it has signed a settlement agreement involving litigation regarding the Lely Astronaut A4 in the United States. The settlement is for an initial amount of $49.75 million, which amount is subject to adjustment based on the options provided in the settlement agreement. The total amount of the settlement is dependent on the participation rate of an agreed-upon trade-in program from Lely Astronaut A4 to A5. If approved by the court, the settlement would resolve a class action lawsuit that was filed in February 2020.
March 4, 2022
Lely discontinues commercial activities in Russia and Belarus
Lely is shocked by Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people are in the midst of a war and face great uncertainty. Our thoughts are with the people directly affected by this crisis. Lely condemns Russia’s invasion and is immediately ceasing commercial activities in the region. This means that we will stop supplying robots to Russia and Belarus. We will continue to supply spare parts and consumables to our existing customers in these countries, considering that otherwise cow welfare and food supply in the region would be compromised.
Oct. 11, 2021
Lely proudly announces Oculyze as winner of the second ‘Feed the Future’ challenge
Maassluis, 11 October 2021– Oculyze based in Wildau, Germany, is named as the winner of the second edition of ‘Feed the Future by Lely’. Lely is the leading supplier of robotics and data management for the dairy farm. In partnership with Rockstart - one of Europe’s first startup accelerators - Lely scouted the next generation of tech pioneers, who could innovate and improve the dairy industry with technology solutions.