VULKAN Group-Marine Propulsion, Air Conditioning and Industrial Drive Solutions
VULKAN Germany
​​​VULKAN Germany

In Germany, the foundation stone was laid for what VULKAN is today: a leading company active around the world. The company VULKAN in Herne is not only the headquarters of global VULKAN group, but also the production site for the three divisions Couplings, Drive Tech and Lokring.

The Couplings Division is the top-selling and most traditional business of the company. For more than five decades VULKAN specializes in diesel engine applications in ships and generator sets. In Herne experts develop, calculate, design, produce and test the flexible couplings and composite shafts. These products provide on different types of ships worldwide the necessary vibration damping of the power units.

In addition, VULKAN Couplings in Germany creates extensive torsional vibration calculations for worldwide orders and conducts extensive tests and trials in the well-equipped test center. VULKAN Couplings products stand for a safe, reliable and comfortable operation of maritime facilities. To ensure this, the VULKAN test center has a unique test facility with numerous test rigs for various operating states.

In the own vulcanization our customer requirements are developed in accordance with the elastomer compounds that significantly determine the characteristics and the resilience of highly flexible couplings. Thanks to our own production and vulcanization on site, the customer receives a perfectly matched product from one source.

VULKAN Germany employs approximately 500 dedicated members of staff.​




Bernd Hackforth

Sebastian Hackforth

Dieter Klitzke


VULKAN Kupplungs- und Getriebebau Bernhard Hackforth GmbH & Co. KG
Heerstraße 66
44653 Herne
+ 49 23 25 922-0
+ 49 23 25 71110

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With 18 subsidiary companies and 50 agencies worldwide, we make VULKAN expertise available on site everywhere. For our customers this means that our specialists and the matching solutions are quickly available right where they are needed. To see all locations of VULKAN Distributors and Partners download our Sales & Service Brochure.

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