BouMatic - For the life of your dairy

Why are you a dairy producer?

The work is hard. The hours are long. The reward isn’t always measured in that milk check. But you give it your all, every day. You're a dairy producer because caring for cows is more than a business.

This is your life.

BouMatic understands what that really means. We’ve spent the last century improving the way cows are milked and dairy producers evolve their operations to meet the future. Today, BouMatic is ready to help you create the dairy you need to succeed and live the life you envision, with innovative products, forward-thinking solutions and boots-on-the-ground service. BouMatic offers a full-range of milking products, from bulk cooling tanks and route service essentials to automated milking systems and computerized management tools - each developed to improve the life of your dairy.

Your Cows
The life of your dairy begins with milking cows gently, quickly and completely. BouMatic milking systems provide a more natural, comfortable, and therefore more productive milking experience.
Your Time
You have a life beyond the barn. BouMatic offers innovative technology, including herd monitoring from your mobile phone, to increase efficiency and give you better work-life balance.
Your Legacy
With increased productivity and profitability, you can focus on growing your dairy for the next generation.
Your Land

Through better technology and improved milking efficiencies, you are producing more milk using less resources.
Your Responsibility

BouMatic’s better way of milking benefits your herd, your operation, your time and your family. At the end of the day, this responsibility is what makes dairy life so purposeful and rewarding.


“Our pioneering spirit endures”

Our track record of high quality milking systems started as early as the mid-19th century. Generation after generation, we innovated the solutions that enabled dairy business around the world to drive their efficiency and productivity. Today, that pioneering spirit endures as we continue to push the envelope.

  • 1800s

    January 1st, 1800

    In the 1800s, the original "House of Melotte" is founded in Belgium, and Jules Melotte, son of the company founder, invents the Melotte Cream Separator.

  • 1900s

    January 1st, 1900

    • 1927 - George H. Gascoigne founds Gascoigne in Reading, England, rapidly building a reputation for down-to-earth, quality milking equipment. • 1938 - Gilmon F. Albrecht founds the Dairy Equipment Company in Madison, Wisconsin. • 1939 - Lawrence Bouma establishes Bou-Matic Milkers, Inc. in Ontario, California. • 1951 - Dairy Equipment Company introduces Dari-Kool "canless" bulk milk coolers • 1956 - BouMatic operates from a new location in Ontario and supplies equipment through its Bouma Distribution agency. • 1961 - Dairy Equipment Company acquires Bou-Matic, relocates it to Wisconsin. • 1969 - DEC International, a parent company of Dairy Equipment Company, is established, reflecting the company's diverse product lines and global orientation. • 1974 - Gascoigne and Melotte merge to form a leader in milking machine design and development. • 1994 - Bou-Matic has divisions in several countries including Australia, England, France, Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia. • 1997 - Annual sales reach $80 million, 60 percent of which derives from outside the United States.

  • 2004

    January 1st, 2004

    Bou-Matic purchases Gascoigne-Melotte to strengthen its global market position.

  • 2006

    January 1st, 2006

    • Bou-Matic and Gascoigne-Melotte are integrated into BouMatic LLC, a global dairy technology leader. • Launch of the Magnum Series of Liners

  • 2007

    January 1st, 2007

    Launch of the Xcalibur 90LX

  • 2008

    January 1st, 2008

    • First production orders of chemicals in Madison • Launch of SmartDairy System • Launch of the Xcalibur 360EX

  • 2009

    January 1st, 2009

    Launch of the TouchPoint & SmartControl Meter

  • 2010

    January 1st, 2010

    • launch of the HiFlo Evolution pulsator • launch of the ViewPoint detacher • launch of the Streamline 360EX

  • 2011

    January 4th, 2011

    • BouMatic Robotics BV is founded in The Netherlands. • Reveal and launch of the MR-S1 milking robot.

  • 2012

    January 15th, 2012

    • BouMatic begins manufacturing liners in Madison, WI • Opening of BouMatic Robotics Canada • Glacier Chill is introduced

  • 2014

    January 1st, 2014

    • Pulse MD monitoring system is released • Launch of the SmartLite System • Launch of the AMI 5450

  • 2015

    January 1st, 2015

    Started our R&D location in Houston, Texas

  • 2016

    January 1st, 2016

    Launch of the Manure Handling Line

  • 2017

    January 1st, 2017

    •BouMatic receives the Innov' SPACE Award for the SmartWay 90 rapid exit parallel stall.

  • 2018

    January 1st, 2018

    • Launch of MR-S2 and MR-D2 milking robots with new innovative robot arm. • The largest Xcalibur 360EX rotary - a 110-stall platform - is installed at High Plains Dairy in Kansas.

  • 2019

    January 1st, 2019

    • Launch of the FloStor Xtreme milking unit and Magnum Turbo Series Liners • BouMatic begins building our own Activity Tags in Houston

  • 2020

    January 1st, 2020

    The Gemini Milking Robot is released.

  • 2021

    January 1st, 2021

    • SAC now operates as a fully owned subsidiary of BouMatic. • BouMatic acquires Heat Reclaim Water Systems from former sister company, Therma-Stor.

  • 2023

    January 1st, 2023

    • A 120-stall rotary is installed at Riverbend Dairy in Idaho. • The Gemini UP and the Gemini MAX is released.

  • 2024

    January 1st, 2024

    The Butler Gold Pro - Feed Pusher and the Shuttle Eco-Feeding Robot is released.


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