Company facts


About us

For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better indoor environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into homes and other buildings all over the world.

As a Model Company, we have a responsibility to do more than most. Our intent and ambition is to transform indoor spaces in a way which has a positive impact for the people who live, work and play in those spaces as well as our external environment

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Our History

The VELUX story began in 1941 with our founder Villum Kann Rasmussen’s simple idea of transforming unused dark attics into bright liveable spaces filled with daylight and fresh air. Our distinctive name is a combination of ‘VE’, short for ventilation and ‘LUX’, Latin for light – VELUX.

Our Model Company Objective, which aptly defines we the way we do business was formulated by our founder Villum Kann Rasmussen formulated in 1965.

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The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by VILLUM FONDEN and the Kann Rasmussen family. The VELUX Group’s financial results are incorporated into VKR Holding's consolidated accounts.

In 2022, the VELUX Group had total revenue of EUR 2.99 billion, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 4.29 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 181 million in charitable grants

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Product overview

The VELUX Group offers residential and commercial products and services around the world to positively transform spaces and improve indoor environments.

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With 21 production sites in 12 countries and sales companies in 37 countries, our products are widely available.

We employ 11,700 people and our company is headquartered north of Copenhagen in Denmark.



The VELUX Group is managed by the Board of Directors and VELUX Executive Group Management.

  • Lars Petersson, CEO
  • Anders Götzsche, CFO

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