About Velum

Velum, a family business since 1975.


We design and manufacture turnkey lighting solutions in France for professionals in all sectors of activity.

Velum stands for quality guaranteed by French know-how and manufacturing traditions. Made in France production also means higher standards, traceability of every component, environmentally-friendly transport and the perpetuation of know-how.

Our partnerships with the French Fab label and the ImaginAlsace brand enable us to participate in the influence of French industry at regional, national and even international level.

Velum is a family business that puts people at the heart of its strategy. We support our customers from diagnosis to installation, with tailor-made solutions designed by our experts in France and Europe. Our design office creates new products in line with your expectations and listens to your requests.


45 years old

experience and know-how, and promote French manufacturing.

25 000m2

production areas in Alsace, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Germany.

5 million

euros in share capital

24 million

sales in Europe

220 employees

throughout Europe

Company history


Claude Vetter and his wife Clarisse start selling countertop neon lights. This is the beginning of Velum, a contraction of Vetter and lumière.


In the 80s, the company expanded and specialized in lighting for professionals. Building on its new experience, Velum went international and specialized. Ten years later, Velum enters the highly exclusive world of mass retailing. The brand's reputation was cemented, making it a benchmark in the retail lighting sector.


In 2000, Velum created its own integrated design office to offer its customers a unique, personalized experience. The family business was taken over by Anne Vetter-Tifrit and her husband Lionel Tifrit in 2011. This change in management allows Velum to conquer new markets.


In 2016 and 2017, Velum expands and creates its powder-coating company. At the same time, the company acquires two other companies active in the outdoor lighting and street furniture markets.


In 2020, Velum strengthened its international presence by acquiring Elpro, a lighting company located in the heart of Germany's Ruhr Valley. This acquisition will enable Velum to continue gaining market share in the German lighting sector.

The FRENCH FAB movement


Proud of its expertise as a French manufacturer, Velum is now part of the French Fab movement, contributing to the prosperous development of French industry and the attractiveness of its professions.

With its values of promoting French know-how internationally and creating ever more innovative production resources, Velum manufactures its products locally for all its brands, thanks in particular to its two production sites in Alsace and the Lyon region.

VELUM values

The Green Rooster Community


Committed, together: Velum is part of this community of executives convinced of the need to act and already committed to the ecological and energy transition.

Our planet needs us!

To find out more, read on :

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Velum's commitment to diversity and gender equality


At Velum, we are committed to gender equality and diversity. In 2023, we signed the Diversity Charter. This formal commitment promotes an inclusive environment where every individual, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation, feels respected and valued.

We have policies in place to ensure fair compensation and professional development opportunities for all our employees.

At Velum, we believe that diversity and gender equality are essential to our success. We continue to work hard to advance these values within our company, contributing to a more egalitarian and inclusive future for all.

Gender equality index 2023: 67/100