Summer of 69

The Veka UK Group celebrated the global Group’s 50th birthday in German style at this year’s FIT Show, with plenty of beer and bratwurst.

Veka UK Group’s MD Dave Jones left the FIT Show on Wednesday and flew to Germany to represent the UK team at Veka AG’s celebrations.

Dave said: “Veka held an open house where visitors were welcomed on tours around the Sendenhorst plant throughout the day and were introduced to new products and innovations, as well as celebrating past successes.

“The evening saw 1,200 guests treated to a gala dinner. Two days later, they did the whole thing again, this time 2,000 guests were wined and dined in style, including all the staff from Veka AG and their partners.

“Despite its global reach, Veka has always been a family-run organisation with family values and I think that has played a large part in its success. The company was founded in Germany in 1969 with just eight staff, and is still run by the same family today. The group has now grown to be the largest manufacturer of extruded PVCU products in the world, with a turnover of 1.2 billion euros, and provides secure employment for 5,500 people across 40 worldwide subsidiaries.”