The 131-year-old company is wholly owned by the Hackforth family and it employs approximately 1,300 people at 20 locations worldwide. These include five production sites in Germany, Brazil, USA, China, and India.
The VULKAN Group has three business units: VULKAN Couplings, VULKAN Lokring and VULKAN Drive Tech.
The production and sales activities within the VULKAN Group are organized divisionally due to the diversified business portfolio. Each of the three divisions has its own product spectrum and controls its market activities autonomously. Nevertheless, synergies arise in a market segment through the collaboration of the individual business units, which enables the Group to offer holistic solutions to its customers.
VULKAN Couplings has been the world leader in ship couplings and driveline components since the 1950s. Since then VULKAN Couplings has been developing, producing and marketing innovative system solutions for marine drive technology. It is the strongest of the 3 divisions.
High quality, as well as reliability and flexibility make the customized solutions stand out. VULKAN Couplings combines application expertise, innovative technology and professional competence with a strong commitment to research and improving on an ongoing basis the production process to ensure the excellent status in delivering propulsion solutions.