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The VELUX story began in 1941 when Villum Kann Rasmussen first saw the opportunities for developing cheap, useful living space under the sloping roof.
In 1942, VELUX founder Villum Kann Rasmussen, launched the first ever roof window with a metal cladding round the sash, dramatically improving water tightness and the life of the window. Since then, we have continued to innovate and improve the performance and sustainability of our products.
Villum Kann Rasmussen also thought up a name which is distinctive, easy to say and easy to remember - VELUX. VE for ventilation and LUX, latin for light. Many developments in roof windows and skylights, flashings and decoration and sunscreening products have followed and we have taken our business to every market in the world where we could find sloping roofs.
For 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof.
Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, as well as a range of decoration and sun screenings, roller shutters, installation solutions and intelligent home controls. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning and for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 9,500 employees worldwide.