VELUX Group stops production at factories in France due to Corona virus
Four manufacturing facilities in France are closed until further notice in accordance with the French Government’s virus containment guidelines.
The Corona crisis is still evolving and more measures are being initiated by local authorities in France to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect citizens, business life and industries there. It goes without saying that it is imperative that we act according to the decisions made by national and local authorities.
Following the French Governments’ guidelines to cease all non-critical production in France, we have decided to cease production at our four French factories (KH-F, SK-F, Velsol, VKR France) from this morning and until further notice. During March 18 and March 19, emergency personnel will be available at each of these factories to receive goods that are already en route there. We are currently evaluating what consequences the closure of our manufacturing facilities in France will have on our supply and logistics network.
Read about other Corona virus preventive measures that we have taken in our global organisation.
For more than 75 years, The VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2019, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 2.9 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 178 million in charitable grants. For more, information, visit www.velux.com.