Our History

by Verosol

Our History

  • “When you are sitting inside a room, it feels like sitting in the shadow of a tree!” — Cornelis Verolme, Inventor [1963]

    Our story started back in 1963 when Cornelis Verolme, the famous Dutch shipbuilder sailed into New York Harbour and marvelled at the imposing skyline. He noticed that the towering skyscrapers of New York were mostly clad in glass and thought how difficult it must have been to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter.

    Cornelis became passionate with the idea of finding a solution to this problem and experimented tirelessly with many ideas and concepts.

  • “The innovation was born and the name Verosol was created from the first four letters of Cornelis’ surname VERO and the word SOL, meaning sun”. Image: Commissioning of the vacuum bonding chamber 1965

    In 1965 Cornelis established the Verolme vacuum metallising company and developed a process, still unique today, of applying a microscopic layer of aluminium to textile.

    Cornelis believed that if he could create metal backed fabrics that could be made into curtains and blinds, with the metal side facing outwards, heat and glare could be reflected back outside the building. By regulating this heat and light, buildings could not only benefit by significant energy savings but would also create a much more comfortable environment for occupants.

  • “When it comes to sun protection at the window, Verosol provides a truly innovative range of solutions for your home or office.” Image: Verosol Pleated Blinds

    Since those early years, we continue to live Cornelis’ legacy and strive to create sustainable environments where people can live and work comfortably.

    As fashion, architectural design and construction technology has evolved, so too has Verosol. Verosol now delivers a new generation of metal backed fabrics and blind systems with an internationally recognised reputation for quality, solar efficiency, flexibility and performance.