The expansion will significantly increase Lely’s production capacity in the North American market.
“Lely USA has been headquartered in Pella, Iowa for the past seven years,” says Peter Langebeeke, President of Lely USA. “It’s with great pleasure we’ll be able to pay back this incredibly supportive community with our significant facility expansion and new job creation.”
Plans include a 35,000-40,000 square-foot production and office facility dedicated to the production and support of Lely’s line of robotic milking equipment, including the Astronaut robotic milking system as well as Lely’s complete line of feed and animal care products.
The new space will be Lely’s first dairy production facility outside of their headquarters and production facilities in Maassluis and Rotterdam, Holland.
The facility will dramatically increase the product capacity in the North American market, allowing the company to expand its current services and technologies to the North American dairy industry.
The new facilities and staff also will enhance Lely’s ability to support its Lely Center dealers located in North America.
“The Lely Center dealers are the backbone of our marketing strategy in North America,” says Chad Huyser, director of sales and operations. “We value our relationships with these Lely Centers and are excited to bring added levels of service and support to our collective customers with our new facility and expanded team of dedicated employees in North America.”
In addition to new space, the expansion also will create 20-25 new full-time positions within the first year of the facility’s operation.