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The Moving Floor Story

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.
20

Years of development

25,000

Calves grown up on Moving Floor

135

Patents

28

Patented countries internationally

Mooving Floors History

Timeline

Here we are proud to present the eventful history of Mooving Floor.

1995

The development of self-cleaning floors for pigs is starting.

1997

The first patent is granted.

2002

Successful experimental barn on pigs.

2003

Self-cleaning floor for calves is started.

2004

Installation of Moving Floor for calves at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

2006

The Swedish Board of Agriculture approves the technology.

2008

Moving Floor exhibits at EuroTier for the first time.

2010

Region Invest Gotland joins as a partner.

2012

Complete concept for “Dairy” is started.

2015

First installation in China.

2017

First installation in Canada.

2018

First installation in Russia

2018/2019

Moving Floor for pigs is launched.

2020

Cooperation agreement is written with Chinese partner.

2021

The Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Board of Agriculture are funding a large research project on pigs.

The inventor.

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

Increased profitability

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.

Financing

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.

Awards

Swedish Women Entrepreneurs of the Year 2020.
IVAs hedersutnämnande i Smart Industri 2020.
Scholarship from CleanTech Hub Shanghai 2018-2020.
SKAPA prize awarded several times.

Silvermedal in Nordic Cleantech Open 2019.
Nordea's award "Social Impact Award" during Techarenan 2018.
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