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.
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
- The Urban VitalControl was awarded a silver medal for innovation at Euro Tier.
- The Alma Pro HygieneSetUV-C was awarded a silver medal for innovation at EuroTier.