The foundation stone for today's globally active company was laid in Germany. The company VULKAN Germany in Herne is one of the five production sites of the three business areas Marine, Industry and Energy and Refrigeration and A/C.

The business area Marine is the company's strongest in terms of sales and has the longest tradition. For more than five decades, VULKAN has specialized in diesel engine applications in marine and generator systems. At the Herne site, experts develop, calculate, design, produce and test the flexible couplings and composite shafts. These provide the necessary vibration damping for propulsion systems on a wide variety of ship types worldwide. In addition, complex torsional vibration calculations are prepared for worldwide orders and extensive tests and trials are carried out in the company's own test center. VULKAN products stand for safe, reliable and comfortable operation of maritime installations. In order to be able to guarantee this, the VULKAN Test Center has a unique test field with numerous test benches for a wide range of operating conditions.

In the in-house vulcanization department, elastomer compounds are developed in accordance with customer requirements. These compounds play a decisive role in determining the properties and load capacity of the highly flexible couplings. Thanks to in-house production and vulcanization on site, the customer receives a perfectly matched product from a single source. 

Around 500 dedicated employees work at the traditional Herne site.


Andreas Drüg

New Business

Marvin Mohr

Junior Regional Sales Manager - New Build Marine / Power Generation

Bernhard Zimmer

Head of Sales Office North/Denmark / New Build Marine / Power Generation

Oliver Pfirmann

Head of Sales Office South / New Build Marine / Power Generation

Sven Renken

On-site ServiceOnsite vibration measurementProduct InstallationInspection / MaintenanceAlignment Check

Gunnar Gödecke

Test Center

General Contact

24 / 7 Service

TVC Contact

Service contact TVC VULKAN Germany

Sales & Service

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