We live milk​

DeLaval is a market leader and trusted partner for thousands of farmers around the globe – providing integrated milking solutions that are designed to improve dairy production, as well as animal welfare and their overall quality of life.


At DeLaval, our vision to make sustainable food production possible is at the core of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide dairy farmers around the world with innovative solutions to contribute to a successful dairy farming business.

We are continuing our work on sustainability through our three pillars – Environment, Food Safety & Animal Welfare and Social & Economic. We do this both within our company and how we benefit our customers.

Products and solutions

As a company built on innovation, we constantly work to find ways of helping our customers, dairy farmers, do more with less by providing world-leading milking equipment and solutions. DeLaval offers highly efficient system solutions for milking as well as farm and herd management, animal traffic control, feeding, cooling and manure handling.

DeLaval customers can also choose from a wide range of services and consumables, including liners and tubes, farm supplies and original parts to ensure milk quality and animal health. By providing better conditions for animals, farmers can improve animal health and longevity while at the same time maintain or improve farm profitability. A healthy animal provides more milk, at a better quality and for longer.

Our customers

DeLaval’s customers range from family farms to enter­prise farms with thousands of cows. Regardless of size, we’re there to help every step of the way.

Every time we help a farmer find a way to produce more milk from the same herd, we make food production more sustainable. This might involve introducing a new working method on the farm, a new parlour, improved hygiene, more data to make better decisions, and the promotion of healthier cows to increase their milking lifetime.

DeLaval facts:  
Net sales 2020 €1.2 billion
Saels in >100 countries
Number of employees 2020 4,746
Technical Training Centres 6
Research and Development Centres 7
Production plants 14
DeLaval facts


The dairy industry is shaped by global trends, which create both opportunities and challenges for DeLaval’s market. The current major trends include:

Growing need for dairy

Long-term demand for dairy products is expected to continue to grow by 1.9 per cent annually between 2020 and 2024, driven by the growing global population, urbanisation, increasing incomes and dietary changes.

Farm consolidation

The long-standing trend of consolidating milk production, which is giving rise to large farms, will continue in the foreseeable future. This will create business opportunities for DeLaval and shape how it interacts with customers.

Increasing milk production

Global milk production is expected to annually grow by an average of 1.7 per cent between 2020 and 2024. The main drivers will be cow yield increases, and more efficient farm management enabled by new digital tools and services for farmers.

Changing consumer behaviour

In the US and Europe, DeLaval’s main markets, consumer demand for greater animal welfare and transparency require farmers to invest in technical solutions. The dairy alternatives market will continue to grow but is offset by growing demand for milk in emerging markets.

Challenges facing the dairy industry

Farmers will continue to be affected by the increasing cost of farm inputs into 2022, particularly feed and labour. Environmental demands and legislation will continue to put pressure on farmers, while trade uncertainties remain.


Digital Services drives digital offerings

DeLaval’s transition to offer more digital services is being led by a dedicated Digital Services with around 100 specialists. By offering further digitalisation, automation and related support services, DeLaval can help farmers and dealers to optimise and run more sustainable and profitable operations.

The DeLaval Digital Services is made up of five smaller areas:

  • Commercial offering – identifies customer value and how to take services to market together with the sales teams.
  • Product management – product managers with specialist expertise in e.g., animal or equipment services.
  • Architecture management – ensures consistent architecture from cloud to farm to avoid poor internet from temporarily preventing essential operations.
  • User experience (UX) – leads state of the art UX e.g., by using feedback directly from farmers through video interviews and online surveys.
  • R&D – multiple highly competent R&D software teams.

Introducing DeLaval Plus

In the autumn 2021, DeLaval launched the company’s branded ecosystem for cloud-based services. The platform collects and manages vast amounts of farm and animal data to deliver digital services. It enables new solutions such as DeLaval Flow-Responsive Milking™ remote monitoring. Going forward, many more services will be added to the platform.