VEKA has been leading the global development of PVCU window systems for over 50 years, through design, innovation and customer focus. With factories in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia, America and Russia, VEKA is the world’s largest manufacturer of extruded PVCU products.

Headquartered in Germany and family owned since 1969, VEKA has retained the culture that created its success, offering a heritage of quality, efficiency, reliability, and stability to its partners.

VEKA UK is the UK arm of the company; best known for the VEKA and Halo profile suites and the PVCU system that have respectively set new standards in the industry for technical excellence as well as sheer aesthetic appeal.

Our German heritage is backed by British craftsmanship; quality is embedded deep within our ethos. Our ongoing commitment to product development ensures we’ll continue to evolve with the technology and the market for years to come.

What we do

We seek to raise the bar in the industry through the consistent evolution of our product range and offering.

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Our brands

Strength in numbers: VEKA UK is comprised of some of the best known brands in the industry. This enables us to stand head and shoulders above the rest.

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Our products

Our fully comprehensive product range offers the very best PVCU door, window and conservatory profile systems in the world, backed by a ten year guarantee.

How we do it

Values, innovation and people combine to deliver our worldwide reputation for product quality, technical superiority and customer service.

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Values

Our SPIRIT Values – Success, Pride, Improvement, Responsible, Integrity and Team – are at the core of everything we do; guiding every decision we make. They are what makes us who we are.

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Innovation

There’s always a better way of doing things, a product that hasn’t been invented, a new technology to be discovered, a new way of working. It’s this culture that has driven us for 50 years.

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Our people

Our business is built on people – the people that extrude, fabricate, install, and sell. It’s our people that continually set us apart, delivering quality products and systems that the rest of the industry use as a benchmark.

Our history

VEKA has been a major force in the PVCU industry for almost as long as the material has been used for frames. Established in Germany in 1969, VEKA is still owned by the same family and has remained focused on delivering reliability, sustainability, and stability to all of our partners.

1969
VEKA was founded in Germany as VekaPlast.
1986
The UK story begins.
VEKA UK drone footage of the site location
1986
VekaPlast expanded enough to build a production unit in the UK-in Burnley, Lancashire.
VEKA Site showing countryside
1987
Less than a year old, the company is already expanding. It adds 20,000sq ft to the factory – and buys a third truck!
CAD Drawings
1988
We pioneer the industry with a massive investment in state-of-the-art CAD drawing facilities. 
VEKA woodgrain French Doors on a traditional stone property
1989
More expansion, more customers and more variety – we launch our woodgrain-effect profile.
Training Conference
1990
In an industry weighed down by a very mixed quality record, we lead the field by launching a major training facility.
VEKA Site and Lancashire views
1991
The name is VEKA now and, along with yet more expansion, we hit the road with ‘Big Rig’ – the £250,000 Mobile Exhibition Unit.
Roof facias
1992
Our VEKATRIM foam range is born, based on the acquisition of the Hollicell production unit from GKN the year before.
VEKA plc logo
1993
We take on PLC status – and we expand yet again, to Phase V.
Investors in people awards
1994
Investors In People awards VEKA its coveted plaque for unrivalled commitment to staff training and personal development.
1995
A milestone year for us – and the industry. The birth of the Matrix integrated profile system sets a new industry standard; a standard that has still not been equalled even today.
Network VEKA Van
1996
The launch of Network VEKA, a unique membership of VEKA, as the systems company,  and our leading fabricators and installers to deliver the quality message straight to the consumer.
Roof facias
1997
A major launch for VEKATRIM, soon to become the fastest-growing part of the company.
Customers at the IN Member's Weekend
1998
We take on more new customers than any year to date.
VEKA career rewards - 4
1999
VEKA embraces the Continuous Improvement programme and philosophy, with every member of staff taking an active role in the future of the company.
VEKA Customers
2000
We post our best ever figures, plus, once again, record gains in new customers.
Network VEKA logo
2001
Network VEKA, still going strong, makes headlines at Glassex by announcing accumulated sales of £100 million to date.
VEKA Factory
2002
We announce massive expansion plans in the form of a state-of-the-art warehousing facility that will more than double the size of the Burnley unit to a massive 380,000sq ft.
VEKA Gates
2003
VEKA enters massive new home improvement sectors with VEKAGATES and the VEKAStyle range of decorative interior panelling. 
VEKA Matrix Fully Sculptured
2004
Matrix Fully Sculptured brings a stylish new softer look to windows with sculptured edges replacing all chamfers.
A Rated Window Scale
2005
The UK’s first window to gain BFRC “A” Rating is a VEKA window. 
Fully Reversible Window
2008
We massively expand our product range with the launch of the Fully Reversible Window, Vertical Slider and VEKA Composite Door System. 
Inline Patio Door
2010
We launch the new In-line Sliding Patio Door debuted at the Fensterbau exhibition in Germany. 
Bowater Logo
2011
Acquisition of Bowater Building Products, including Halo. 
2012
Our £10m investment programme begins in the UK.
VEKA UK Mixing Plant
2013
We build a state-of-the-art multi-million pound mixing plant at the Burnley site.
Imagine Grey Bi-folds
2014
We launch the next generation Imagine Bi-Fold Door; the UK’s first Bi-Fold to achieve BSI Kitemark standards.
Approved Installer Scheme
2014
We launch the VEKA and Halo Approved Installer Scheme, working in partnership with fabricators.
Gealan
2014
Acquisition of our competitor GEALAN, taking our annual turnover to €899 million.
VEKA Timeline -- Burnley Business Award winners in 2017
2015
We win the Burnley Business Award ‘Business of the Year’ for the second time running.
Approved Installer Scheme logos
2015
Over 600 companies have joined the VEKA and Halo Approved Installer Scheme.
EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2016 VEKA
2016
We’re the winner of the EEF Future Manufacturing National Business Award for ‘Business Efficiency’.
VEKA UK Extrusion Hall
2016
We celebrate 30 years of extruding profile in the UK, and the Group turnover hits €1bn.
Red Rose Award Winners 2017
2017
We’re the winners of the Lancashire Red Rose Award for ‘Large Business’ and the Burnley Business ‘Employer of the Year’ Award.
Independent Network Golf Day
2017
After 20 years, and investing in consumer research, Network VEKA is rebranded to Independent Network.  
Red Rose Awards Winner
2018
We’re the winners of  the Lancashire Red Rose ‘Employer of the Year’ Award. 
VEKA stand at The FIT Show 2019
2019
We launch our new Imagine Vertical Slider and SPECTRAL foils at the Fit Show.
2019
We’re the winners of Lancashire Red Rose ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ Award.
2019
We launch Imagine Vertical Slider and SPECTRAL. 

Our locations

From our origins in Germany, where the technology was first developed, VEKA has expanded globally. We now have 30 manufacturing and sales sites around the world including facilities across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Russia; over 400 extrusion lines; more than 5,000 employees; and an annual turnover greater than 1 billion Euros.

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Awards

We’re a proud UK business recognised for both our pioneering processes, product quality and our employer credentials.

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