Production at Lemken has recommenced at Alpen following a cyber attack in early May that affected all of its sites. With a large part of its IT system compromised, the company plans to now reopen its other facilities as soon as possible.

“We are happy that we are now back to producing the first machines at the Alpen plant,” explains Anthony van der Ley, Lemken’s CEO. “Order processing and the ordering and delivery of spare parts are also working again. However, we are currently still in emergency mode, which means that not all processes and workflows are running smoothly yet. We expect to have 100% process performance available again in four weeks at the latest. We would like to thank our customers, business partners and suppliers for their patience and understanding,”.

While investigations are still ongoing, the identity of the perpetrators is still unknown. Lemken is not the first farm machinery business to be the target of a cyber attack, two years ago Agco’s IT system was also breeched.

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