History

Journey trough time to understand the development of BvL

Long years of tradition and experience - core characteristics of BvL

Explore the evolution of BvL Maschinenfabrik. What has changed since the machine factory was founded in 1860?
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  1. Foundation as a hoof and wagon smithy in Emsbüren by Gerhard van Lengerich.

    Foundation as a hoof and wagon smithy in Emsbüren by Gerhard van Lengerich.

    1860

  2. Production of the first chopping machines.

    Production of the first chopping machines.

    1875

  3. The 2nd generation: Bernard van Lengerich takes over the company from his father and gives the company its name - BvL.

    The 2nd generation: Bernard van Lengerich takes over the company from his father and gives the company its name - BvL.

    1883

  4. The 3rd generation: The brothers Theodor, Wilhelm and Heinrich van Lengerich (from left) take over management from their father.

    The 3rd generation: The brothers Theodor, Wilhelm and Heinrich van Lengerich (from left) take over management from their father.

    1939

  5. The 4th generation: Waltraud Sievering, born van Lengerich (not shown here), Otto van Lengerich and Dipl. Ing. Wilhelm van Lengerich (from left) take over the parental company.

    The 4th generation: Waltraud Sievering, born van Lengerich (not shown here), Otto van Lengerich and Dipl. Ing. Wilhelm van Lengerich (from left) take over the parental company.

    1966

  6. Construction of the first silo block cutter as chain unit.

    Construction of the first silo block cutter as chain unit.

    1973

  7. BvL introduces the Solomix, the world's first vertical feed mixer.

    BvL introduces the Solomix, the world's first vertical feed mixer.

    1978

  8. Extension of the product range with horizontal feed mixers.

    Extension of the product range with horizontal feed mixers.

    1982

  9. Development of the new feed mixer V-MIX series.

    Development of the new feed mixer V-MIX series.

    1996

  10. Vertical feed mixer with own cutting device.

    Vertical feed mixer with own cutting device.

    1998

  11. The 5th generation: Bernhard Sievering and Bernard van Lengerich join the parental company.

    The 5th generation: Bernhard Sievering and Bernard van Lengerich join the parental company.

    1989/2003

  12. Extension of the product range by three-mixing augers (up to 46m³).

    Extension of the product range by three-mixing augers (up to 46m³).

    2004

  13. Sale of the first vertical self-propelled V-MIX Drive Maximus Giant 2S.

    Sale of the first vertical self-propelled V-MIX Drive Maximus Giant 2S.

    2007

  14. Introduction of the quality management system according to DIN ISO 9001.

    Introduction of the quality management system according to DIN ISO 9001.

    2009

  15. Start of the self-propelled mixer wagon with the V-MIX Maximus Plus 1S with a mixing auger.

    Start of the self-propelled mixer wagon with the V-MIX Maximus Plus 1S with a mixing auger.

    2012

  16. Extension of the production area by 3000m³.

    Extension of the production area by 3000m³.

    2013

  17. Start of the self-propelled mixer wagon with the V-MIX Maximus Plus 2S with two mixing augers.

    Start of the self-propelled mixer wagon with the V-MIX Maximus Plus 2S with two mixing augers.

    2017

  18. Extensive expansions of the company premises.

    Extensive expansions of the company premises.

    2018

  19. Presentation of the patented electrically driven mixer V-MIX Hybrid.

    Presentation of the patented electrically driven mixer V-MIX Hybrid.

    2018

  20. Digitization 4.0 with the mobile feed management system on Android and iOS basis.

    Digitization 4.0 with the mobile feed management system on Android and iOS basis.

    2019

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