DeLaval plans to increase its production capacity of automatic milking machines to meet rising customer demand.
Automatic milking is continuing to grow across the world. At the same time, DeLaval has seen a positive customer response on the DeLaval VMS V300-series of automatic milking robots. These two factors have led to DeLaval 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,” says Paul Löfgren, President & 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. This will also ensure that we can keep our focus on continued product development and quality, every step of the way,” says Paul Löfgren, President & CEO.
The new facility for VMS production will be built with increased efficiency using optimised and automated flows. “The VMS focus will be even higher in the Tumba factory in Sweden and our supporting factories and supply chain will also be updated to provide the best support,“ says Löfgren. The planning phase is ongoing, and the ambition is to have the new VMS factory set up and ready in 2024.
Automatic milking has been growing in popularity due to the need for higher productivity on farms as well as increasing labour 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,” says 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,” says Löfgren.