Velux America Buys Wasco ProductsApril 19th, 2018 by Editor
Velux America LLC, the U.S. sales company of global skylight maker Velux Group, has acquired Wasco Products Inc. According to the company, the purchase will broaden Velux America’s commercial daylighting capabilities.
David Briggs, CEO of the Velux Group in Denmark, said the acquisition fits in well with the company’s commercial skylight portfolio.
“It will further strengthen our position in the commercial and residential daylighting category,” said Briggs, who assumed leadership of the Velux Group in January. “Wasco’s commitment to continuous product improvement makes it a perfect match for the Velux family.”
Velux is one of the largest commercial skylight manufacturers in the U.S. It’s headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, and has a manufacturing facility in Greenwood, SC.
“Our two companies share a vision for creating happy and healthy workplaces and homes with daylighting, and we’re honored to join forces with the Wasco team,” said Tim Miller, president of Velux America LLC. “Together, we can help architects and interior designers bring their visions for better work environments to life through a strong and diverse commercial product offering. On behalf of Velux , I want to welcome Wasco Skylights’ talented employees and sales representatives into the Velux family.”
Founded in 1935, Wasco’s commercial product line includes fully customizable metal-framed skylight systems, energy-efficient Lumira Aerogel insulated skylights, barrel vault skylights and multilayer polycarbonate skylights. The company’s manufacturing facilities in Wells, ME, and Reno, NV.
“Combined with a recent expansion of our Greenwood, SC, plant, these new facilities will strengthen our leadership in the daylighting category,” said John W. Pillman, president at Velux Greenwood LLC, the company’s U.S. manufacturing arm. “Together, our manufacturing teams will build on a shared legacy of excellence.”