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WHAT: You are invited to Lely North America’s grand opening celebration:

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Lely Park

1948 Lely Pkwy

Pella, IA 50219

Lely is proud to open its new North American hub of operations in Pella, IA. This $23 million investment in the campus supports the long-term vision of the team’s work each day to create “A Sustainable, Profitable and Enjoyable Future in Farming.” Lely, which broke ground on this location in 2020, is the only dairy/livestock automation company that manufactures and assembles robotic milking & feeding equipment in North America. With this expansion, Lely North America will be able to significantly increase its production capacity.

During the opening ceremonies, the central theme will be “Building Tomorrow Together.” With the opening of this new campus, Lely’s goals include inspiring future generations and providing innovative farming solutions that directly impact customers and Lely Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lely will host a customer roundtable to hear directly from dairy producers who have successfully incorporated Lely products while creating succession plans for their operations.


We ask guests to arrive at 9:30 a.m. and the formal event will conclude at noon. Lunch will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility following the grand opening celebration. The schedule includes:

Thursday, June 2, 2022

10 a.m. - Welcome from Chad Huyser, President, Lely North America

10:15 a.m. - Organizational address – Andre van Troost, CEO, Lely International

10:35 a.m. - Customer Roundtable

11:05 a.m. - Guests of Honor – Dutch Dignitaries, National & Local Leaders

11:25 a.m. - A Look Back

11:40 a.m. – Christening

Noon-1p.m. - Spokespeople available for media interviews

  • Alexander van der Lely, Chairman of the Board, Owner, Lely International
  • Andre van Troost, CEO, Lely International
  • Chad Huyser, President, Lely North America

Noon-2:00 p.m. - Lunch & Tour of Facility

RSVP: Ann Marie Edwards, AKC Marketing, or 515-240-0895.

DIRECTIONS: From IA-163, take exit 44 and turn south onto 250th Ave. / Adams Ave