Net sales for DeLaval reached €980 million.
DeLaval Calf Feeder CF1000S won the 2017 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award. At the World Dairy Expo the DeLaval Calf Feeder CF1000S received top honors. The automated calf feeder was one of ten new products to be recognised by Dairy Herd Management’s panel of judges for its game-changing technology.
DeLaval strengthened its offering with a cohesive package called InService™ All-Inclusive. Milking systems need service at regular intervals. With InService™ All-Inclusive, DeLaval ensures that equipment is maintained and works well with consumables such as liners, tubes, detergent, teat spray, filters and oil equipment to ensure consistent milk quality and yield.
DeLaval opened a new European distribution centre in Gallin, Germany. The new centre is designed for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and will provide modern logistics services. With 57,000 square metres of storage space DeLaval increases its storage capacity. Greater order flexibility, reduced lead times and the ability to store all products under one roof means greater efficiency.
In 2017 DeLaval VMS™ (Voluntary Milking System) celebrated 20 years of successful robotic milking. Back in 1997, engineers worked around the clock to finalise the DeLaval VMS™ to ensure DeLaval launched the most advanced platform on the market. twenty years later DeLaval can proudly present 15,000 reference customers.
DeLaval once again achieved first place in the “Livestock Technology” category of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) Image Barometer. Particularly encouraging is the increase in the number of points in comparison to the previous year and the clear leadership in all four investigated regions of Germany.