GEA has announced it is moving manufacturing of its rotary parlour platforms to Galesville, Wisconsin. Prior to this announcement, the components came from New Zealand; however increasing costs and disruptions in overseas shipping pushed the company to make the switch.
This move makes their rotary milking structures the only ones in the industry that are made in the U.S.A.
“There’s been a surge in rotary parlour demand as dairy farmers look to milk more cows using less labor,” says Matt Daley, president of GEA Farm Technologies, Inc. “We’re thrilled to bring manufacturing to our Wisconsin plant, where we’ve made milking equipment for over 50 years, and be able to respond faster to growing demand from our customers.”
The Wisconsin plant began making SURGE milking equipment five decades ago – producing basic milking items such as milking units, pulsators, vacuum pumps, pipeline washers, electrical controls and milk receivers. The plant will now begin to produce GEA’s rotary parlours, the DairyRotor T8800 and T8900.
The GEA DairyRotor is available in configurations up to 120 stalls, 75- or 90-degree angled stalls and drop-down or non-drop-down take-off arms – and comes in two different platform options.