Lely North America (Lely NA) was named the Most Innovative Company during the fourth annual Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Business Awards held recently at DMACC's Ankeny campus.
Lely was recognized for being a cutting-edge company and developing a unique approach, product, or service resulting in a strategic advantage in the marketplace.
“Lely is honored to be recognized by DMACC,” said Chad Huyser, Vice President with Lely North America. “Our company is proud to be the world leader in robotic milking and feeding systems and to have our North American headquarters in Pella. We provide state-of-the-art farming solutions that improve the efficiency and productivity of dairy producers. Lely’s years of practical experience and research help provide accurate management advice for successful automated dairies.”
The DMACC Business Awards celebrates the achievements of businesses and their economic impact on the Central Iowa economy. DMACC President Rob Denson and Vada Grantham, chair of DMACC's Entrepreneurship Program, shared the stage with Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate in presenting the awards. The event was attended by 150 people.
Lely North America has been headquartered in Pella, Iowa, since 2004 but, in 2012, expanded its facilities in order to significantly increase Lely’s production capacity in the North American market. The nearly 40,000-square-foot production and office facility is 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. Lely’s international headquarters and production facilities are located in Maassluis, Holland.