To whom do we orientate ourselves every day? In improving our machines? In discussions about the development of agriculture? Who actually taught us all this? Everything that makes us what we are, everything that drives us? Yes, of course: people, experts, friends, family. For all of you!

Modern technology in Belarus

An employee tells:

“In autumn 2019 I was in Belarus with our importer Polymya. There was a fully equipped Solitair 12/1200 being pulled by an all equipped Fendt 936, completely twin-tired and painted in special black lacquer”.

An expensive dream of many European farmers, in one of the poorest and most isolated countries in Europe. What a contrast!

Sowing grain – The American Way

In autumn 2018 three German colleagues were in the USA.
They were discussing a topic about the Compact Solitair and it was very American: A typical Case IH Magnum tractor was harnessed in front of the Compact Solitair.

A Ford pickup truck was used as a customer service car.
The area to be drilled was on the reservation of the Shoshone Bannock Indians.

And a herd of cattle was driven past the area, by cowboys of course!

Ploughing and sowing on the Scottish North Sea

In autumn 2017 a German, an English and a Scottish colleague visited a customer on the Scottish North Sea coast.
There they ploughed and drilled wheat with a view of the North Sea.

When the plough was set, there were discussions between the customer and our Scottish colleague. Apart from the strong Scottish dialect and crude English curses, as a German, one could understand nothing.

Later in the car the English colleague told our German colleague: “Don’t worry, I didn’t understand anything either!

LEMKEN – Family Bonds

Passion for Agriculture – Experience the stories of the family members of our LEMKEN employees in this short movie. All of them have an agricultural background and, therefore, know exactly what is needed in the field.
Their families are proud of what their daddy, brother or brother-in-law does. Some of them still work on the farms in their free time.

The Comedian Harmonists

This picture was taken at a large company party in 1998. The occasion was Victor Lemken’s 60th birthday.
As a surprise, a few employees imitated the Comedian Harmonists and sang the German songs “Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus”, “ein Freund ein guter Freund” and “der spanische Tango”

Many thanks to our colleague who shared this memory!

Twice as much joy in India!

“I am working for LEMKEN India as a Product manager. My first project as a Product Manager was the hydraulic reversible MB plough Opal 080E. Coincidentally, the official launch date of the new Opal 080E on the Indian market was in the same month as the day my baby boy was born. So, it was twice as much joy for me!
In the light of this funny coincident, a colleague from LEMKEN India likes to call my boy “Opal 080” sometimes.
The picture shows both of us dressed in the LEMKEN blue. I thought this little joy is worth a share.
I wish the same joy and success to all our LEMKEN Family for the coming years!”

Thanks to one of our colleagues from LEMKEN India.

Die Höhner feat. LEMKEN

World Ploughing 2018. Kirchentellinsfurth.
A long, but exciting day comes to an end with the team enjoying a cosy barbeque.

Everyone is joking around and thinking about the day. The glow from the hot air balloons as well as the concert of the Höhner are about to happen. The anticipation rises.

The light in the room next door goes on, and the Höhner begin a singing warm-up before performing. Some colleagues become quite nervous, as they are very keen to take a picture with the band. The idea is perfect.

The apprentice is supposed to go over and kindly ask if taking a picture would be possible, and of course, the Höhner do not hesitate and this legendary snapshot is taken:

An Anecdote from April 1st

After moving into the new administration building, all employees from the factory had to go to the personnel department with their work shoes on and wanted to put on large slippers – like in some museums. This was to prevent metal shavings from scratching into the wood and carpet and causing damage. 
An employee from IT took this as an opportunity to make a great April Fool’s joke out of it. Lotus Notes (mail program) is also used to manage the meeting rooms and company cars. So, he had the idea of having the slippers reserved, too, and so he wrote an information about their upcoming introduction and the appropriate explanation for it – after all, there should be no slipper bottleneck. Every supervisor should now reserve pairs of slippers for their employees if they wanted to go to the personnel department. Now this mail was sent to “everyone Lemken Alpen”. 
Some were very surprised but considered and believed it to be plausible. Others, however, figured it out. But there was one who believed it and was terribly upset about it – the plant manager at the time. He immediately wanted to call the boss to complain but ended up in the controlling department. A heated discussion ensued, and in the end, he was asked what the date was today. The answer came like a shot, “April 1st“, and then silence; the penny dropped, and everyone laughed heartily about it. 
Thanks to one of our employees for this entry! 

Names removed for privacy reasons 

Almond Blossom and Lucerne Hay – California

The most diverse crops and special climatic conditions of the sun-kissed US state require very special concepts for soil cultivation.

A LEMKEN Rubin 9 and a LEMKEN Heliodor 9 play leading roles in the cultivation system.

The ground in the rows between the almond trees must be as even as possible so that a loss-free almond harvest is possible.

In addition, work must be carried out flat so as not to damage the sensitive tree roots. This is important because only in this way can the trees reach an age of 35 years.

About rice and risotto – Italy

Most non-Italians think of South East Asia when they think of rice cultivation. But for 500 years, the grain has also been cultivated in the Mediterranean country – mainly in northern Italy, west of Milan.

But almost everyone knows the Italian national dish risotto – and this works particularly well with varieties that have a tradition in Italy.

The varieties for ‘risotto al dente’ have a particularly high amylose content. This ensures that the rice absorbs a lot of cooking liquid, but still remains firm to the bite.
However, the following applies to the remaining ingredients: whatever tastes good is allowed!

One of 4,000 rice farmers in Italy is Giovanni Premoli. Together with his family he cultivates his farm with about 120 ha of rice in dry rice cultivation.

To a large extent, he relies on LEMKEN technology.
In February the farmer prepares the seedbed with a Heliodor short disc harrow.

With the Solitair seed drill he later sows the rice evenly flat.

He also owns a Rubin 9 short disc harrow, because it copes better with the tough rice straw after the harvest.

Farmer’s bread – France

Ferme d’Orvilliers is the name of a farm in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

There, two committed brothers together with their innovative parents run a 360-hectare farm.

Telling the story of the family, bread, organic farming, direct marketing and most recently the name Steketee play an important role.

On 50 hectares of the farm, the Pelletier brothers grow organic cereals, grind flour and bake their own bread, which they sell in their own shop and at weekly markets.

Mechanical weed control is essential for organic areas.

The farmer uses a Steketee hoe with camera technology for automatic machine guidance.

He raves about the precision and flexibility of this technique.

Well-structured processes in the areas and reliable machines create free space.
Adrian Pelletier has used this to write a book – a guide for those who like to bake their own bread or want to learn what makes good organic bread.

One big familiy

It is not only the management and the shareholders who think with us, everyone thinks with us.

We think and act together in the execution of our tasks.

We deal with each other in a trusting and fair manner.

Viktor Lemken

7th Generation

Nicola Lemken is the “LEMKEN face” in the seventh generation. In 2001 she joined her father as a partner at the head of the company.

LEMKEN is a tradition-conscious and at the same time innovative company with a lot of heart. With the many highly committed employees and loyal LEMKEN fans, it has been a great pleasure from the very beginning to grow into responsibility.

Nicola Lemken

Our Driving Force: Your Success

Global thinking and acting, corporate communication language, respect for foreign cultures, 24/7 mentality.
Helping to meet the enormous demand for food..
LEMKEN specialises in production for an international clientele with special requirements.

Anthony van der Ley

Junior employee

Practice early!


A LEMKEN fan sent us this picture of a young talent. The young lady obviously feels comfortable in straw.

Thank you very much!

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