Founded on a strong heritage of innovation and technical leadership, we deliver the future of productivity to dairy farms across the globe. Based on generations of experience, global R&D expertise and an intimate knowledge of the needs of local dairy businesses, our solutions answer tomorrow’s challenges.
Our commitment to innovation, quality and dairy excellence has made us a leader in the field. Through our extensive global distribution network, both small and large-scale dairy businesses worldwide benefit from our expertise and full range of milking products.
At BouMatic, we take pride in the long-term relationships we have with dairy producers worldwide. As the largest privately held company in the industry, our focus is firmly on our customers. In everything we do and at every level, we're working for you, because our success comes from your success.
Ever since our humble beginnings, we have held true to a set of fundamental beliefs established by our founders.
Today, as an industry leader, they are still our guiding principles.
Together, these beliefs can be summed up in "The BouMatic Principle."
The milking machine should remove the available milk from the cow's udder gently, quickly and completely.
BouMatic Robotics B.V. is a dynamic Dutch company which focuses on introducing robots into dairy farming. The knowledge and many years of experience in milking technology goes back for generations in the sister company BouMatic. This enormous amount of knowledge and experience has been acquired by BouMatic Robotics in a series of modern robots which have been deployed globally in the dairy cattle industry. There has been a continual emphasis on the balance between man, cow and technology.
BouMatic Robotics products are developed, produced and supported entirely in-house. Because BouMatic Robotics does everything itself, it can operate flexibly and the highest quality can be continually guaranteed.
In its own 5000 m2 factory in Emmeloord, in the centre of the Netherlands, the various systems are built and assembled. Here a team of experts passionately manufactures the robots with great precision. The BouMatic Robotics standards system ensures that quality is safeguarded and that the client is guaranteed a perfectly functioning end product. Each robot leaves the factory completely tested and is ´plug and play´.
BouMatic Robotics develops, creates, markets, services and supports robotic milking technology for the modern dairy farmer.
The technology is being developed all the time. Just as the wishes and needs of the end user. We are able to offer more and more efficient and animal-friendly systems by taking the initiative and accepting the challenge.
BouMatic Robotics has a team of robot engineers and scientific researchers with a passion for milk production and robotization. This department is continually looking for product development. This means in practice that the end user gets a lot of concrete advantages.
With its products BouMatic Robotics ensures that the dairy farmer has more to win: more peace in the cowshed, more peace in the family, more time for other things that matter both private and business, but also more peace for body and soul due to less intensive manual effort.
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The new robot milking method from behind: Gently, Quickly and Completely
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.
January 1st, 1852
The original "House of Melotte" is founded in Belgium.
January 1st, 1888
Jules Melotte, son of the company founder, invents the Melotte Cream Separator.
January 1st, 1927
George H. Gascoigne founds Gascoigne in Reading, England, rapidly building a reputation for down-to-earth, quality milking equipment.
January 1st, 1938
Gilmon F. Albrecht founds the Dairy Equipment Company in Madison, Wisconsin.
January 1st, 1939
Lawrence Bouma establishes Bou-Matic Milkers, Inc. in Ontario, California.
January 1st, 1951
Dairy Equipment Company introduces Dairy-Kool "canless" bulk milk coolers.
January 1st, 1956
BouMatic operates from a new location in Ontario and supplies equipment through its Bouma Distribution agency.
January 1st, 1961
Dairy Equipment Company acquires Bou-Matic, relocates it to Wisconsin.
January 1st, 1969
DEC International, a parent company of Dairy Equipment Company, is established, reflecting the company's diverse product lines and global orientation.
January 1st, 1974
Gascoigne and Melotte merge to form a leader in milking machine design and development.
January 1st, 1994
Bou-Matic has divisions in several countries including Australia, England, France, Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
January 1st, 1997
Annual sales reach $80 million, 60 percent of which derives from outside the United States.
January 1st, 2004
Bou-Matic purchases Gascoigne-Melotte to strengthen its global market position.
January 1st, 2006
Bou-Matic and Gascoigne-Melotte are integrated into BouMatic LLC, a global dairy technology leader.
January 4th, 2011
BouMatic Robotics BV is founded in The Netherlands.
January 9th, 2011
Reveal and launch of the MR-S1 milking robot.
January 1st, 2012
Opening of BouMatic Robotics Canada
January 15th, 2012
Glacier Chill is introduced.
January 1st, 2014
Pulse MD monitoring system is released.
January 1st, 2017
BouMatic receives the Innov' SPACE Award for the SmartWay 90 rapid exit parallel stall.
January 1st, 2018
Launch of MR-S2 and MR-D2 milking robots with new innovative robot arm.
May 1st, 2018
The largest Xcalibur 360EX rotary - a 110-stall platform - is installed at High Plains Dairy in Kansas.
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