Copenhagen,
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March
2020
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VELUX Group suspends roof window production in Central and Eastern Europe plus Denmark for two weeks

Manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Denmark will close for 14 days from March 29.

Declining European demand and mounting stock across Europe, as well as component supply shortages, due to the Corona (COVID-19) virus situation means that roof window production will be suspended as of March 29 for a minimum two-week period. The following manufacturing facilities are affected:

Germany

  • JTJ Sonneborn Industrie GMBH

The suspension of production affects approximately 300 employees. Approximately 100 employees will continue to work at the facility, which in addition to production, also includes a warehouse. They will handle orders and ensure customer deliveries.

Poland

  • NB Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • NM Polska Sp. z o.o.

The suspension of production affects approximately 1,500 employees.

Hungary

  • VELUX Magyarország Kft, LKR-Hungary

The suspension of production affects approximately 800 employees.

Slovakia

  • Partizánske Building Components – SK s.r.o.

The suspension of production affects approximately 450 employees.

Denmark

  • A/S Østbirk Bygningsindustri
  • Skærbæk Bygningsindustri A/S
  • Velterm A/S
  • Thyregod Bygningsindustri A/S

The suspension of production affects approximately 350 employees. Approximately 250 employees will continue to work at Østbirk, Velterm and Skærbæk combined.

A limited number of employees will be available to handle emergencies related to all locations affected.

The decision to suspend production at the CEE and Danish locations follows a previous announcement to suspend production at four manufacturing facilities in France until at least March 27, affecting approximately 400 employees.

The VELUX Group will continue to monitor the development of the Corona (COVID-19) virus spread and the resultant impact on sales and will take additional measures accordingly. Our focus during these difficult times is on keeping our employees and our business partners safe and on our societal duty to assist in preventing the spread of the virus, while securing deliveries to our customers.

Read about other Corona virus preventive measures that we have taken in our global organisation.

 

About the VELUX Group

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.