Lely is the only company worldwide to supply the agricultural sector with a complete portfolio of products and services ranging from forage harvesting to automated feeding systems, barn cleaners and milking robots. Lely is also working on business concepts to ensure energy-neutral operations in the dairy sector. Since many years Lely is the undisputed market leader in the sales and service of automated milking systems. The company has a strong position in forage harvesting products and with over 60 years acquired knowledge in the agricultural cycle Lely has an unrivaled position in this business. Lely is active in more than 60 countries and employs some 2,000 people. The annual turnover is 565 million euro. The investments in R&D are 6% of Lely product sales. Lely was founded in Maassluis (the Netherlands) in 1948. Our international headquarters continues to reside there.

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Cornelis van der Lelylaan 1 , MAASSLUIS , PB 3147 PB Netherlands

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Agriculture - Livestock
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Globally (various continents)
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Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming for its customers.

Strategic co-operations
To further improve operational efficiency and to reinforce our market presence and worldwide marketing coverage, Lely has concluded some key partnerships.

A sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming.

We inspire people to create innovative solutions that help our customers excel in sustainable milk production, forage harvesting and energy sourcing.

Ensuring the growth of the Lely Group through developing and marketing innovative top-quality products and services at competitive prices, which appeal to our customers and are aimed at improving their financial and social wellbeing.

Core values
serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the world.

Vision on future
In 2008 Lely celebrated her 60 year anniversary. For this occasion Lely collected prophecies of visionaries and visions of experts on how they expect the world would look like in 2048, the year the company exists 100 years.