The VELUX story began in 1941 when Villum Kann Rasmussen first saw the opportunities for developing cheap, useful living space under the sloping roof. He developed the first roof window and thought up a name which is distinctive, easy to say and easy to remember. Many developments in roof windows and skylights, flashings and decoration and sunscreening products have followed and they have taken their business to every market in the world where they could find sloping roofs.
VELUX, which has manufacturing companies in 10 countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are sold in most parts of the world. The Group has more than 10,000 employees. The VELUX Group head office is in Hørsholm, north of Copenhagen.
VELUX is a global company founded on a vision of daylight, fresh air and quality of life – and these benefits are enjoyed in millions of homes around the world.
Today, more than sixty years after the first VELUX roof window was installed in a Danish school, their vision has evolved – but their values fundamentally remain as lived and first expressed by their founder, Villum Kann Rasmussen.
Velux are the market leader in the manufacturing of Skylights, Sun Tunnels, and Roof Windows. Available to builders, architects, merchants and consumers throughout Canada, their skylights and roof windows are complemented by a complete range of blinds, electronic accessories, solar panels and shades.
From their early days, VELUX has set out to be a model company developing useful products and treating their customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders in an exemplary manner. The VELUX values are part of the foundation on which their company has been built.