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.
Dr. Achim Brodde