A leading agricultural, construction, environmental and industrial equipment manufacturing company. Environmental equipment includes: brush chippers, grinders, stump cutters, mini skid steers, compost turners and trommel screens. Our environmental equipment can be found on jobsites around the world, serving the tree care, landscape, wood waste processing and organic recycling industries.

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Waste and Recycling - Composting
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Globally (various continents)
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Making a real impact in a progressing world.

Making an impact. It’s what we live for. It’s what drives us. It’s what sets us apart.
For more than six decades, Vermeer has been making an impact by providing agricultural and industrial equipment that is built tough, built to perform, built for value and backed by caring customer service. But our impact doesn’t stop there. It goes far beyond the high-quality of our yellow iron. That’s just our starting point. Today, we are an industrial and agricultural equipment company helping make a real impact in a progressing world.

Customers who use Vermeer equipment and service strive to be more productive, profitable and help make good things happen in communities large and small by improving infrastructure that keeps people connected, working farms and ranches that support a vibrant food supply, and by efficiently and responsibly managing natural resources.

We also deliver a positive impact on the more than 3,000 team members of Vermeer and our affiliated companies who have chosen to build a lasting, successful career at one of our worldwide locations, and these people are committed to making a difference in the communities in which they live and work.

We are proud of the impact we are making with our people, our customers and our world and we are a company committed to making a real impact through all our business practices.

Vermeer Family
Our story begins with the Vermeer family. In 1948, Vermeer was founded by Gary Vermeer in Pella, Iowa. Gary has left a lasting legacy  and with the support of his family, helped grow Vermeer into the global business it is today. His philosophy for success was simple: Find a need. Fill that need with a product built to last. And simply build the best!

Today, Gary’s legacy is carried on by Mary (Vermeer) Andringa, CEO, and Robert L. (Bob) Vermeer, Chairman of the Board.

In 2005, a third generation of the Vermeer family started to join the company. Jason Andringa joined as an Environmental Segment Manager. He would later become President of Forage and Environmental Solutions. Allison Vermeer Van Wyngarden joined in 2007 as Industrial Dealership Distribution Manager. And the following year, Mindi Andringa Vanden Bosch was named Continuous Improvement Corporate Manager.

The Vermeer family is committed to growing a vibrant business and thriving communities. The family has operated the Vermeer Charitable Foundation for more than 30 years to enhance education and quality of life both in Pella and around the globe.

Global Reach
Vermeer reaches customers in more than 60 nations. These customers are served by more than 3,000 team members of Vermeer and our affiliated companies in seven manufacturing facilities in Pella, Iowa and satellite manufacturing facilities in Freeman, South Dakota and Beijing, China. Support offices include Vermeer Europe, Middle East, Africa and CIS (VEMEA); Vermeer Asia Pacific (VAP); Vermeer China Sales and Support (VCS) and Vermeer Latin America (VLA), as well as several wholly or partially-owned subsidiaries in North America and Europe.

Vermeer Dealers
Caring support has been in the Vermeer DNA since our founding in 1948. Our customers can always expect expert technical assistance and fast, honest responses to their needs through our dealer partners who help deliver a more meaningful and consistent experience at a local level. Our robust dealer network is comprised of more than 500 dealership locations worldwide. They provide expertly trained technicians and high-quality, timely local parts, service and sales support.

Vermeer customers are at the forefront of progress as they rely on our high-quality equipment, reliable products, local experience and exceptional customer service to help them more efficiently and responsibly improve infrastructure in communities large and small, work farms and ranches of all sizes and manage natural resources from the mines of Australia to the forests of Brazil.

Improving Infrastructure
Vermeer equipment enables more efficient infrastructure work across the world that helps people stay connected to the necessities of life. Whether it’s the utility worker installing residential communications, water and sewer lines or a contractor installing a cross-country pipeline, they can efficiently improve our world through the use of Vermeer equipment.

Working Farms & Ranches
Our agricultural products are used by farmers, ranchers and livestock producers to harvest the feed products that keep animals healthy and growing. Our equipment helps them achieve better results and cost efficiencies in their haying, feeding and bedding operations. Our full-line of agriculture products also helps meet and overcome the challenges of harvesting crop residues for the fast-emerging biomass industry.

Managing Natural Resources
From waste management contractors and tree care crews, to landscapers and mining professionals, customers use our equipment to responsibly manage and utilize natural resources. Our equipment is used for reducing green waste, harvesting alternative energies including solar and biomass, and precisely and efficiently extracting valuable minerals from the earth.

To build and improve infrastructure, work farms and ranches, and manage our natural resources, hard workers worldwide depend on Vermeer to help keep their operations productive and profitable. To help them achieve these goals our efforts are focused on maximizing their productivity and maintaining confidence in us and the success of their business as they move themselves and the world forward in smart and efficient ways.

We help to maximize our customers’ productivity and investment in Vermeer machines by building high-quality machines that are continuously improved in ways that are practical and useful to our customers to help make their operations more efficient. These machines are designed to deliver a long-term value by being built to reliably perform in tough environments that help our customers get more done and lower their operating costs day in and day out.

We are also committed to ensuring our customers feel confident that we will be with them as they look to achieve business success. Through our regional offices and hundreds of dealers worldwide providing quality, caring service and support, we work to provide a positive, local experience our customers can rely on, whether they are new to Vermeer or their machine is nearing five digits on the hour meter.

As we work to help our customers meet their business goals and make progress around the world, we also remain committed to developing a culture of improvement at Vermeer. That means aligning to the way our customers do business. Like our customers, we seek to find efficiencies and get the most out of the resources we use to minimize waste and improve the quality of our products and our people. This culture of improvement helps ensure the costs of our products are competitive and our quality stays at a high standard so our customers can know they are purchasing equipment that is reliable and high performing from day one.