BouMatic Receives 2012 Governor’s Export Award
MADISON, Wisconsin – Global dairy equipment manufacturer, BouMatic, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin received the 2012 Governor’s Export Award from Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker at the 48th Annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference held in Milwaukee on May 8, 2012.
“BouMatic has achieved extraordinary results in international markets while significantly contributing to Wisconsin’s economy and job growth opportunities,” said Governor Scott Walker. “BouMatic has been a great contributor to Wisconsin’s ability to compete in the global economy,” the Governor added.
“BouMatic’s export markets have experienced significant gains over the last three years,” explained Bob Luna, BouMatic President. “With offices and facilities in Belgium, Denmark, China, Argentina, New Zealand, Brazil and India we are prepared to support our business growth in the world’s major dairy markets. Additional offices will open as our business continues to expand,” Luna added.
Despite the soft global economy, BouMatic has increased its workforce in Madison, along with its capability and manufacturing output. Overall sales outside of the U.S. have grown significantly since 2009 and the trend continues today. More than half of all revenues for the company are now generated outside the U.S.
“Unlike most companies in this economy, we are hiring in all areas of the business to help drive our vision for growth and market expansion,” explained BouMatic President, Bob Luna. “This is an investment in people and resources here in Wisconsin that will reach all corners of the world as our global business continues to expand,” Luna added.
“BouMatic is the only full line dairy equipment manufacturer in the U.S. and having our headquarters in the heart of America’s dairy land gives us an ideal perspective on the dairy industry,” said Jorge Prieto, VP Global Sales. “Wisconsin is the home of some of the world’s largest dairy operations along with a high concentration of traditional family farms. Our wide array of products from stall and automation systems, dairy hygiene products, milk harvest systems, milk cooling systems and supplies are designed and engineered for dairy operations of all sizes,” he added.
Founded in 1939, BouMatic quickly established itself as a technology leader and manufacturer of durable, high quality milking equipment. The dairy industry’s first commercially viable pulsator was developed by Lawrence Bouma and led to the formation of the company. The pulsator is the heart of every milking system and creates the pulsing action that milks today’s dairy cows. BouMatic continues its aggressive investment in product research and development and remains a leader in milking technology development.
“BouMatic's business philosophy has always centered on milking cows gently, quickly and completely,” Prieto explained. “Whether a farm has 50 cows or 5000, the milking system must focus on the health and comfort of those cows for the dairy operator to be successful. This is philosophy is engineered into every product BouMatic develops,” he added.
BouMatic serves dairy operators in over 45 countries, and employs over 400 people worldwide, with global headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, USA and European headquarters in Remicourt, Belgium. For more information go to: www.boumatic.com.
John R. Mansavage
Director, Global Marketing Communications