Velleman is a Belgian producer and distributor of electronics, in particular for hobbyists. In a blog post introducing the products, RadioShack claimed Velleman to be "the undisputed leader in do-it-yourself kits and components".
The company was founded in 1975 as a family-owned maker of do-it-yourself electronic kits, and incorporated as Velleman NV in the 1980s. It is headquartered in Gavere in East Flanders, 10 km south-west of Ghent, has 165 employees worldwide and a turnover of 37 million euros (2009).
- Build something cool with Velleman kits at RadioShack, blog post June 11, 2011; read December 11, 2011.
- Facebook page; read December 11, 2011. The company profile only says the 1970s.
- IBS simplifie la logistique chez Velleman, press release from IBS, posted April 22, 2010; read December 11, 2011.