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.

  • Melotte

    January 1st, 1852

    The original "House of Melotte" is founded in Belgium.

  • Cream separator

    January 1st, 1888

    Jules Melotte, son of the company founder, invents the Melotte Cream Separator.

    Cream separator
  • Gascoigne

    January 1st, 1927

    George H. Gascoigne founds Gascoigne in Reading, England, rapidly building a reputation for down-to-earth, quality milking equipment.

  • Dairy Equipment Company

    January 1st, 1938

    Gilmon F. Albrecht founds the Dairy Equipment Company in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Dairy Equipment Company
  • Bou-Matic Milkers, Inc.

    January 1st, 1939

    Lawrence Bouma establishes Bou-Matic Milkers, Inc. in Ontario, California.

  • Dari-Kool

    January 1st, 1951

    Dairy Equipment Company introduces Dari-Kool "canless" bulk milk coolers.

  • Bou-Matic

    January 1st, 1956

    BouMatic operates from a new location in Ontario and supplies equipment through its Bouma Distribution agency.

  • Dairy Equipment Company

    January 1st, 1961

    Dairy Equipment Company acquires Bou-Matic, relocates it to Wisconsin.

  • DEC International

    January 1st, 1969

    DEC International, a parent company of Dairy Equipment Company, is established, reflecting the company's diverse product lines and global orientation.

    DEC International
  • Gascoigne Melotte

    January 1st, 1974

    Gascoigne and Melotte merge to form a leader in milking machine design and development.

    Gascoigne Melotte
  • International

    January 1st, 1994

    Bou-Matic has divisions in several countries including Australia, England, France, Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

  • Growth

    January 1st, 1997

    Annual sales reach $80 million, 60 percent of which derives from outside the United States.

  • Bigger

    January 1st, 2004

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

  • BouMatic LLC

    January 1st, 2006

    Bou-Matic and Gascoigne-Melotte are integrated into BouMatic LLC, a global dairy technology leader.

    BouMatic LLC
  • Boumatic Robotics BV

    January 4th, 2011

    BouMatic Robotics BV is founded in The Netherlands.

    Boumatic Robotics BV
  • Presentation of the MR-S1

    January 9th, 2011

    Reveal and launch of the MR-S1 milking robot.

    Presentation of the MR-S1
  • 01/08/2012

    January 1st, 2012

    Opening of BouMatic Robotics Canada

  • 1/15/2012

    January 15th, 2012

    Glacier Chill is introduced.

  • 1/1/2014

    January 1st, 2014

    Pulse MD monitoring system is released.

  • 1/1/2017

    January 1st, 2017

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

  • 1/1/2018

    January 1st, 2018

    Launch of MR-S2 and MR-D2 milking robots with new innovative robot arm.

  • 5/1/2018

    May 1st, 2018

    The largest Xcalibur 360EX rotary - a 110-stall platform - is installed at High Plains Dairy in Kansas.

  • Introduction of the Gemini Milking Robot

    January 1st, 2020

    The Gemini Milking Robot is released.

    Introduction of the Gemini Milking Robot
  • Acquisition of the SAC Group

    January 1st, 2021

    SAC now operates as a fully owned subsidiary of BouMatic.

    Acquisition of the SAC Group
  • The Largest Xcalibur 360EX Rotary

    January 1st, 2023

    A 120-stall rotary is installed at Riverbend Dairy in Idaho.

  • Introduction of the Gemini UP

    September 12th, 2023

    The Gemini UP is released.

    Introduction of the Gemini UP
  • Introduction of the Gemini MAX

    September 13th, 2023

    The Gemini MAX is released.

    Introduction of the Gemini MAX
  • Introduction of Butler Gold Pro - Feed Pusher

    January 1st, 2024

    The Butler Gold Pro - Feed Pusher is released.

    Introduction of Butler Gold Pro - Feed Pusher
  • Shuttle Eco - Feeding Robot

    January 2nd, 2024

    The Shuttle Eco-Feeding Robot is released.

    Shuttle Eco - Feeding Robot

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