DeLaval invests in its automatic milking facilityDeLaval invests in its automatic milking facility
Company making an investment to increase its production capacity of automatic milking systems by 50%.
March 13, 2023
DeLaval plans to increase its production capacity of automatic milking machines to meet rising customer demand.
Automatic milking continues to grow across the world. At the same time, DeLaval has seen a positive customer response to the DeLaval VMS V300-series of automatic milking robots. For these two reasons, DeLaval is making an investment to increase its production capacity of automatic milking systems by 50%.
“We are grateful for the trust our customers have put in us and our solutions,” said Paul Löfgren, president and CEO at DeLaval. “With this investment we will be able to meet the growing customer demand and increase our production capacity while shortening lead times. The change will also ensure that we can continue to keep our focus on product development and quality, every step of the way.”
To meet demand, the VMS production facility in Sweden will increase its efficiency by using optimized and automated flows.
“The VMS focus will be even higher in the Tumba factory in Sweden,” said Löfgren. “Our supporting factories and supply chain will also be updated to provide the best support.”
The planning phase is ongoing, and the ambition is to have the new VMS facility set up and ready within the existing space for VMS manufacturing at the Tumba factory by 2024.
Automatic milking has been growing in popularity due to the need for higher productivity on farms as well as an increasing labor scarcity.
“The high demand we have seen for our VMS V300-series over the past years and the future expected demand allows us to make this investment,” said Löfgren. “We have seen improvements and changes in milk production throughout our company’s many years of history, and the need to produce milk in a more sustainable way is increasingly important. This investment is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue to develop valuable solutions to improve milk production together with our customers – the farmers of the world.”
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