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About Us

The VellemanStore is the online electronic components store of Velleman Inc., which provides makers, hobbyists and geeks with the tech supplies they need to bring their imaginative creations to life. VellemanStore is a leading electronic component online store based in Texas. Drawing on over 40 years of worldwide customer service the VellemanStore is able to meet the high quality standards our customers deserve. Utilizing this same global reach Velleman Inc. is able to discover and deliver the newest and most exciting products available.


The company began as a family-owned maker of do-it-yourself electronic kits in 1975 but quickly grew as the community embraced the new technological era.


Velleman Inc. created their first 3D printer in 2013 during the boom of commercially available 3D printers. The K8200 had extraordinary success as it was the most sold open-source 3D printer worldwide. Since then, Velleman Inc. has improved the design and created the K8400 allowing for quicker, smoother prints. 


The maker revolution is well underway and Velleman Inc. aims to supply power thinkers with the tools they need. With a wide array of components, circuitry, tools, kits and everything in between Velleman Inc. has what you need to turn your visions into reality.


 R&D Technical Support

Velleman Inc. has an on-site technical support staff available 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist with general product help. Our support staff can even assist you with your projects!

VellemanStore Tech Lab



Velleman’s World History

  • 1970s

Started in Belgium by the Velleman family, our original focus was the design and manufacturing of DIY electronic kits.
Foundation of Velleman Switch and Engineering

  • 1980s

Incorporated as Velleman NV
Start-up Velleman Components division

  • 1990s

Opened our purchasing offices in Hong Kong & Taiwan
Velleman, Inc.USA created in Fort Worth Texas to serve North and Central America.
Opened sales offices in France and Spain
Velleman, Inc. USA expands from 2,000 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft building

  • 2000s

3 nominations for Trends Gazelle growth awards
Velleman, Inc. USA named by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies

  • 2004

Velleman, Inc. USA moves to a new and larger warehouse in the USA

  • 2006

Completion of new building, new warehouse in Europe
Introduction of automated picking system

  • 2007

Velleman, Inc.USA doubles warehouse capacity to meet customers growing demands


  • 2011

 Velleman, Inc. entered the Maker Movement by participating in Maker Faires in Detroit, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Round Rock, and Frisco. Velleman, Inc. also sponsors and donates to local maker groups.


  • 2012

 Velleman, Inc. expanded customer base into Central America


  • 2013

Creation of the K8200, the most sold open-source 3D printer worldwide


  • 2014

Velleman, Inc. expands warehouse to include climate-controlled room for 3D print accessories, filaments, and Raspberry Pi


  • 2015

Velleman exhibits for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 

Velleman, Inc. launches the VellemanStore, an online retail website, as well as Facebook and Twitter sites to engage the community