In the last 11 months WMS has sold 33 rotary cowsheds to dairy farmers located in countries that include Russia, Canada, Germany, China, Australia, Ireland, Wales, and Tibet as well as throughout the USA.
Many of these sales have been made with high-value add-ons such as self-removing cups and sensing technologies.
Our GM of Strategy and Finance, Lyndon Settle who serves on the board of WMS, says the strong international sales are supporting the bottom line as WMS evolves its New Zealand business beyond its engineering origins to become an innovative dairy solutions company that utilises partnerships.
“This will see the company’s focus move beyond the dairy shed to help farmers tackle wider on-farm challenges such as effluent management, nitrate leaching and animal welfare as the firm targets a greater share of the on-farm operational spend,” says Lyndon.
In New Zealand WMS is under the leadership of new CEO Campbell Parker, while a new President International Business Development, Russ Kavanagh, has been appointed and will start with WMS shortly. Russ until recently operated Canada’s largest milking shed dealership and is well positioned to drive the company as it continues to target global growth.