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

Company Profile

The Hackforth Holding GmbH & Co. KG is the management company of the VULKAN Group, it consists of the VULKAN subsidiaries, VULKAN Kupplungs- und Getriebebau and VULKAN Lokring Rohrverbindungen.

Managing directors are:

Bernd Hackforth Sebastian Hackforth Markus Wieneke

The VULKAN Group, into which the VULKAN company founded in 1889 is integrated today, is composed of three company divisions: VULKAN Couplings, VULKAN Drive Tech and VULKAN Lokring. The VULKAN Group is owned and managed by the Hackforth family – now in its fourth generation. The head office of the group of companies is in Herne, Germany.

Our global presence makes it possible for us to provide our customers with fast, customized solutions on site, a decisive competitive advantage. Our 1.200 employees work at 18 sites around the world; our customers can also find a personal contact in our VULKAN agencies covering 51 countries. For our customers this means that our specialists and the matching solutions are quickly available right where they are needed.

The VULKAN company has been owned solely by the Hackforth family since 1889. On occasion of the 125th anniversary of the company the new headquarters in Herne was inaugurated in September 2015.

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 WE ARE 125 - 125th anniversary of the VULKAN Group


Markets and products

Production and sales activities within the VULKAN Group are organized by division because of the diversified business portfolio. The three divisions - VULKAN Couplings, VULKAN Drive Tech and VULKAN Lokring - each have their own product range and independent control of their market activities. Nevertheless, the individual divisions work together in one market sector to produce synergies which make it possible for us to provide our customers with integrated solutions.

VULKAN Couplings:  highly flexible couplings, damper, mounts, shafts for maritime applications, stationary energy generation

VULKAN Drive Tech: couplings, damper, mounts, brakes for industrial applications

VULKAN Lokring: tube connections in the field of cooling/air conditioning technology

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