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Hempel A/S
Private limited company
FounderVillum Kann Rasmussen
Key people
David Briggs (CEO), Peter Bang (CDO), Ingemar Tärnskär (Executive Officer, Supply Chain and Product Development), Søren Bjerre-Nielsen (Chairman)
Number of employees
+9,500 (2018))
ParentVKR Holding A/S

VELUX is a Danish manufacturing company that specializes in roof windows and skylights. The company is headquartered in Hørsholm, Denmark.


The first VELUX roof window was installed in a Danish school over 75 years ago by the founder of the company, Villum Kann Rasmussen. The company has been steadily growing since, entering the German market in 1952 in a partnership with Ernst Günter Albers and then later between the sons, Lars Kann-Rasmussen and Peter Albers[1] [2]


A pair of VELUX skylights, GGL-7 center-pivot roof window (forward) and FS2 fixed Skylight (above) installed in a cathedral ceiling

VELUX manufactures its products in 11 countries, which are sold in over 40 countries.[3]

The VELUX Group has around 9,500 employees and is run by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family.


In addition, VELUX offers many types of decoration and sun screening, roller shutters, installation products, products for remote control and thermal solar panels for installation in roofs. Velux windows can be installed on both flat roof and pitched roof windows.


The company currently sponsors the VELUX 5 Oceans Race and the EHF Champions League.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rygaard, Troels. "VELUX strengthens its position in Europe". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ Shultis, Jay. "VELUX Skylight History". Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Velux A/S Company Information". Hoover's. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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