Company History

Vermeer began in 1943 in a small farm in Pella, Iowa. Gary Vermeer used a mechanical hoist to modify a farm wagon. The subsequent popularity and demand for this product led him to establish the Vermeer Manufacturing Company in 1948; Gary saw a gap in the market, and invented the tool to fill it.

Since then Vermeer has always been striving to do more. Researching, designing, and manufacturing innovative products for niche markets that help get tough work done.

Since that day in 1948, the second and third generations of the Vermeer family have built on what Gary started and helped to turn it into the market-changing powerhouse it is today. Each new generation brings with them a refreshed focus on innovation and a passion for to honour the company’s legacy.

From the world’s first large mechanical round hay balers, tree spades, and stump cutters, we’re still proudly manufacturing the iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide.

Today, Vermeer stands with nearly 3,000 team members across 600 dealerships worldwide with our headquarters remaining in the heart of the United States as they have been for over 70 years.

Despite this expansion, Vermeer is still very much a family business and have retained our unique culture of exceeding expectations, advancing products, and giving back to communities.

Established in 2007, Vermeer UK is proud to be a part of the Vermeer family and support and uphold these long-standing traditions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Our dedicated team look to apply the same high levels of customer focus and satisfaction to the UK market that Vermeer is known for across the globe.

Based in Wellingborough in the Midlands we are ideally based to provide an excellent level of service across our territories in the UK and Ireland. Be it an engineer or sales executive, we pride ourselves at Vermeer UK on providing qualified and knowledgeable members of staff to work with our customers to achieve their goals.