Founder of the company

From dairy farm to global SME.

Helmut Urban developed a sense of the special conditions involved in calf rearing early on. He spent time observing, analysing and learning on his parents’ farm before taking the decision to go into production himself. In addition to his wealth of experience, he invested a lot of time and energy into developing the first Urban calf feeder, which led to the company being founded in 1984.

From a simple dairy farm, Helmut Urban created a globally successful company, which exports to 60 countries around the world from the town of Wüsting in Germany.

Since 1984

The company URBAN was founded by Helmut Urban on his farm in Wüsting in 1984.

Soon the demand for URBAN products was high enough for the company to move to a new location in the enterprise zone of Wüsting in 1992. In recent years, URBAN has been able to further expand its outstanding position as a specialist in feeding technology for calves. With the Alma Pro calf feeder and the MilkShuttle, URBAN has two extremely sophisticated product lines for both stationary and mobile feeding of young animals.

The Urban family farm

Over the years, a small dairy farm developed into an innovative, internationally active, medium-sized company.

Over 30 years stable experience

  1. Establishment of the Urban company for the distribution and production of calf feeding mixers in the garage on the Urban farm.
  2. First computerized calf feeding system from Urban.
  3. New construction of a production hall with office building in the industrial park.
  4. Development of the Mega Star feeding automat with Primus feeding computer.
  5. Expansion of the product range with the Junior Star automat.
  6. First time as exhibitor at the Euro Tier in Hannover.
  7. With the U40 feeding automat, standards were set in the field of feeding technology.
  8. The Urban system was awarded a silver medal at the Euro Tier.
  9. Followed the U20 as the first compact automat with integrated suction cup.
  10. The new MilkShuttle and the Twin- Feeder were introduced at the Euro Tier.
  11. The new construction of an office building with training rooms started.
  12. We celebrated 25 years of Urban calf feeder technology.
  13. Calf mama LifeStart became novelty of the year 2013.
  14. The Lifestart calf mama was awarded a silver medal for innovation at Euro Tier.
  15. 1st place in the competition for the Lower Saxony Crafts Innovation Award for Urban Animal Welfare System Kälbermama LifeStart - feeding and management system for calves with integrated recording of animal welfare.
  16. A start has been made on the conversion of production.
  17. We moved to the new production halls.
  18. We put our new, spacious training center into operation.
  19. Won our team the Foreign Trade Award of the State of Lower Saxony for excellent export success.
  20. The Urban VitalControl was awarded a silver medal for innovation at Euro Tier.
  21. The Alma Pro HygieneSetUV-C was awarded a silver medal for innovation at EuroTier.

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