Solarlux - our story - creators of the first modern bi-fold door21. February 2020

Solarlux is one of the leading manufacturers of premium glass system solutions in the UK: bi-fold doors, glass extensions, glass canopies, façades, glass sliding doors and glass balcony solutions. Our passion and drive for excellence has grown Solarlux into a global brand trusted by homeowners, architects and design professionals alike. Every product in the Solarlux range has been developed from years of market analysis and obsessive innovation. Our products are perfectly tailored and precision-engineered to suit any home or commercial property.

Solarlux Team

Our Story

Solarlux started with an idea almost 40 years ago. Two ambitious entrepreneurs, Heinz Theo Ebbert and Herbert Holtgreife, created the concept for the world’s first bi-folding door system on a beermat in a pub in Germany. The idea transcended traditional norms for living, creating a versatile glazing solution like nothing ever seen at the time. The company was founded in 1983, with two employees and a mission of changing the industry on a global scale.

Today, Solarlux is a second-generation family business, run by Herbert Holtgreife’s son, Stefan. Our company has almost 900 employees in 60 countries worldwide, yet remains true to its German roots. Our products are expertly crafted at our state-of-the-art factory in Melle, Germany to our customer’s exact specifications. *Read more about our mission statement*


Our Manufacturing

 “Made in Germany” is a label synonymous with reliability and quality. Every Solarlux product is entirely manufactured at our factory and shipped ready to install. This guarantees that every element of the product is fully tested, going through our rigorous quality control checks, to meet the Solarlux quality and standards.

We are constantly refining and innovating our product range with the consumer in mind. Every product we produce is subject to continuous testing and further development to ensure the best possible glazing solution for our customers. Sustainability is at the core of our company ethos, a view that is reflected in the manufacturing techniques of our wood and aluminium products.


Our UK Installation Partners

Solarlux has a diverse network of partners stretching across the UK and is a testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction. Our partners undergo thorough assessments to ensure they are true ambassadors of our brand. Technical expertise, product knowledge, installation standards and company values are all evaluated before earning the title of a Solarlux partner.

Our partners provide ongoing support throughout the entire duration of the project. A personal advisor will assist in all project-related manners from the initial design discussions, right through to the installation for definitive peace of mind. *Find a partner near you

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Solarlux Systems Limited
5 Quadrant Park
Welwyn Garden City,

Tel: +44 1707 339970



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