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. We work continually to integrate sustainability into decision making and how we run our business. Our goal is to transform spaces to enhance well-being and create a healthy indoor climate.

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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. 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 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 2023, the VELUX Group had total revenue of EUR 2.91 billion, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 3.97 billion, and the Villum Foundation and the VELUX FOUNDATION donated EUR 184,6 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 approximately 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, EVP & CFO

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