In the 1960, a new generation challenged the established society
Approx. 1960: Commercial for VELUX Type FVS
The VELUX Group expands in Europe

The 1960s were marked by revolution and change in the West as a new generation questioned the mainstream and traditional values of their parents. Western Europe also experienced a boom in housing construction during this decade as families took advantage of government subsidies and became first-time homeowners.

This resulted in a steady increase in the demand for building materials including roof windows, which propelled the VELUX Group towards even greater success. The company developed a new generation of roof windows (called GGL), which set new standards in design and functionality.

By 1965, the VELUX Group had expanded into 12 markets and, by the early 1970s, had grown from around 300 to more than a thousand employees.

The mid-1960s also saw the consolidation of what was to become the mainstay of the VELUX Group’s way of doing business. In 1965, Villum Kann Rasmussen formulated the Model Company Objective by which the VELUX Group committed itself to producing products ‘that were useful to society’ and to ‘treating its customers, suppliers, employees of all categories and shareholders better than most companies’.