Lely North America, a leader in the dairy industry for more than 25 years, announced this week that it is significantly expanding its investment, commitment and physical presence in North America.
After carefully considering potential growth needs and reviewing several expansion options, Lely North America will be securing a larger new property located in the Pella, Iowa area, on which to construct its new North American headquarters and production facility.
With the expansion, the company said it will be able to significantly increase its production capacity for the latest A5 Astronaut robotic milking system. Likewise, several other dairy automation products currently in Lely’s portfolio will be transitioned into the new facility over time.
“We are excited about our future in the dairy industry and believe this expansion is the next step that allows us to continue providing the total solutions North American dairy producers need to create a sustainable future,” Chad Huyser, vice president of Lely North America, said. “With this expansion, Lely North America remains the only dairy automation company manufacturing robotic equipment in North America. Nearly eight years ago, we made our first commitment to the North American dairy producers, and today, we further that commitment to better meet the needs of our customers, Lely centers and employees throughout the U.S. and Canada.”
Plans for expansion have already begun, and Lely is investigating possible property solutions and project support needs and finalizing building requirements.