Velux has officially opened the doors of its new €40m factory in Russia.

The roof window market leader’s new factory in Rostov, 260km north-east of Moscow, will specialise in the most popular Velux roof window models on the Russian market.

The opening ceremony was attended by the factory staff, the Velux Group management, the governor and administration of the Yaroslavl region, the administration of the municipality of Rostov, the mayor of Rostov and the Minister Council of the Danish embassy.

The new production facilities are located on a 10,000m² plot of previously unused land. The factory expects to employ about 100 people by the end of 2009.

It is the second Velux factory to open in recent months, following the opening of a Slovenian factory, Partizanske Building Components.