Lely Industries
Founded 1948
Founder(s) brothers Cornelis and Arij van der Lely
Headquarters , The Netherlands
Products agriculture machinery
Divisions Welger

Lely Industries are a Dutch based manufacturer of Agricultural machinery and milking machines. The company was founded in 1948 by brothers brothers Cornelis and Arij van der Lely.[1]


Lely Welger RP235 Baler wrapper at LAMMA 10 - IMG 7953

A RP 235 Baler wrapper

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Main article: Welger

In 1994 Lely took over the Welger company, another manufacturer of Grassland machinery best known for balers in the UK. However, they sold Welger in 2004 through a management buyout, but repurchased it in 2008 along with Vermeer of the USA.[2]

Lely (UK) Edit

The UK Distribution division Lely (UK) was founded in 1968 as Lely Import Ltd at St. Neots in Cambridgeshire. The UK company occupies a 6.2 acre site in St. Neots Cambridgshire. The company targets its self as being a specialist in forage solutions for the Dairy industry, and also is the UK distributor for TORO equipment. Toro supply commercial, Irrigation and consumer products, and turf maintenance equipment to the sports and amenity markets.

Product rangeEdit

Early productsEdit

Tractors (conventional models built in the Netherlands; Multipower 420hp articulated tractor built in Texas, USA)

Combines (Lely Dechentreiter)

Modern products Edit

  • Milking machinery
  • Balers - round, big square, and conventional
  • Bale wrappers and
  • Bale handling equipment
  • Diet feeders
  • Mowers
  • Tedders
  • Spreaders
TORO equipment

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