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Celebrating a great idea

Every day, millions of people get fresh air and daylight through our products. That is absolutely fantastic. I and the other shareholders owe our employees a resounding: Thank you! With these words, Mr. Lars Kann-Rasmussen, son of the VELUX Groups founder, Villum Kann Rasmussen, congratulates on the 75th anniversary of the VKR Group in the film. 

Mr. Villum Kann Rasmussen started his company on April 1, 1941, specialising in glass roofs. He soon came up with the brilliant idea to transform dark attics into living space with daylight and fresh air. In 2016, we celebrated the 75-year journey of this remarkable idea, on which we have founded our company and business.

The story of Villum Kann Rasmussen


The story of the VELUX Group is the story of a visionary pioneer, who in 1941 came up with the brilliant idea to transform dark attics into living spaces with daylight and fresh air – and who inspired his team to develop high quality products bringing light to peoples’ lives. What began as a school renovation project in Denmark has grown into an international group of companies in more than 40 countries.