Our Story

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At Waikato Milking Systems, we awake every day to grow the value of dairy… in every way.

Born over 50 years ago in New Zealand’s dairy heartland… we’ve become one of the largest producers of rotary milking systems in the world. Our pioneering spirit in developing and manufacturing world-leading dairy technology and systems has earned us an international reputation for innovation and excellence in dairying, animal welfare, food production and environmental sustainability.

At our state-of-the-art global headquarters, we design and manufacture dairy technology that enables farmers around the world to grow the value of their dairy - by running more productive, cost-efficient and profitable operations.

And it’s here that we’ve developed some of the most innovative and technologically advanced solutions on the market today - like our award-winning Centrus Composite rotary platform used by farmers around the world - and heralded as the most significant evolution in rotary platform design in 50 years.

Virtually all of our products and components are produced in-house, including rotary dairy platforms, mid-line swing over milking parlours, goat and sheep rotary platforms, milking automation technology, milk cooling systems, dairy management systems and effluent & environmental solutions.

Our products are designed to integrate seamlessly, or can be refitted, allowing farmers to build on their investment with components and enhancements that can be added to provide a clear return on investment. Easy to maintain, and extremely reliable - our range of automation products improve productivity and save on labour costs.

All around the world, farmers know they can rely on our products and systems to perform, and last the distance. With an extensive global dealer network, our local experts are committed to building trusted partnerships with farmers to provide the best advice on maintaining and servicing their dairy parlours - and how the implementation of dairy technology can improve, transform and add value to their farming operations. And with offices and warehouses in the United States, Australia, UK and China, farmers know that if, and when, parts are needed - they won’t be far away.

We stand behind our solutions, and our farmers - with a sense of pride, and our passion for innovation, excellence and our environment. And because we understand farming - from small family-owned farms, through to large-scale intensive 24/7 operations, and from cows to goats and sheep - we are able to deliver products and systems to suit any budget, and any farming type - and we can customise solutions to fit any farm’s specific requirements.

What our farmers value, is different for each and every one of them… and our world, and our industry is changing. So we’re always listening, collaborating, and looking ahead with them… continually innovating, designing and engineering solutions to grow their success, and our industry’s.

Waikato Milking Systems… growing the value of dairy.

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Our History

Waikato Milking Systems was founded with a solid commitment to design, develop and manufacture evolutionary milking equipment for dairy farmers - worldwide.

The history of the company parallels one of the most transformational periods in dairy farming when research, science and technology enabled unprecedented development opportunities focused clearly on sustainable farming and increased farm gate profitability. The ability of the company to anticipate the requirements of modern dairy farmers and quickly bring to fruition unique, robust and reliable products has resulted in a global business with an enviable reputation.