Moving Floor is a family owned company based on the Swedish island of Gotland. Read below to learn about the inspiration and development of the Moving Floor Concept, as well as our future aspirations.
Years of development
Calves grown up on Moving Floor
Patented countries internationally
Mooving Floors History
Here we are proud to present the eventful history of Mooving Floor.
The development of self-cleaning floors for pigs is starting.
The first patent is granted.
Successful experimental barn on pigs.
Self-cleaning floor for calves is started.
Installation of Moving Floor for calves at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
The Swedish Board of Agriculture approves the technology.
Moving Floor exhibits at EuroTier for the first time.
Region Invest Gotland joins as a partner.
Complete concept for “Dairy” is started.
First installation in China.
First installation in Canada.
First installation in Russia
Moving Floor for pigs is launched.
Cooperation agreement is written with Chinese partner.
The Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Board of Agriculture are funding a large research project on pigs.
Tommy Lindvall has devoted the past 20 years to the development of self-cleaning floors and associated equipment. The challenge started already in 1995 with developing self cleaning floors for pigs. Can you believe how difficult it is to find a material for a conveyor that the pigs do not eat?
"I have been a farmer for forty years. The need of an increased animal hygiene, and to do this mechanically, is so obvious to me." - Tommy Lindvall
Inspiration From The Nature
A TV show on National Geographic’s became the starting point for the development of self-cleaning floors. The reporter explained that the gnues on the savannah move over vast areas. They rarely get sick even though thousands of animals live in the same herd. Graze, fertilize, move on. Graze, fertilize, move on. Tommy realized what today’s livestock buildings lacked – motion! Can not animals move from their dung floor must move the animals.
A new Industry Standard
To secure future food demands the world’s livestock needs to increase in numbers but at the same time reducing their environmental impact. Perhaps the most important issue is to reduce antibiotic use in animal breeding.
Reduced antibiotic use
85% reduced ammonia emissions
Moving Floor is part of a structural change and will contribute to a positive development of the sector. Moving Floor is the last important keystone for the modern barn.
Over the years, we have carried out projects part-financed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the Ministry of the Environment, Vinnova, the Gotland Region, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and Nopef. We now run two projects for the development of self-cleaning floors for pigs part-financed by the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Board of Agriculture. The projects consist of designing the best possible, from an animal welfare point of view, pig barnswith low energy consumption and a low climate footprint.