Vulkan - A brand of Hess

Vulkan: A name that stands for tradition, efficiency and technical precision – as well as for one of the oldest brands in the European lighting industry.

Vulkan’s history stretches all the way back to 1898, when the Vulkan halls were located in Cologne’s “lighting district”. As a “joint-stock company for gas and electricity”, the business initially made gas lanterns as well as cooking and heating appliances. A solid decade later, the merger with a company by the name of “Rheinische Vulkan Chamotte- und Dinaswerke GmbH” led to the manufacture of luminaires for outdoor use.

In 2001, production was moved from Cologne to Lower Saxony. Vulkan has been a Hess brand since 2018. This new arrangement led to the recent relocation and integration of its manufacturing operations at Hess’s headquarters in Villingen-Schwenningen in 2020 and 2021. Vulkan has been providing technically advanced lighting solutions and ensuring standard-compliant illumination of roads, intersections, dangerous locations, pedestrian zones and public facilities for more than a century. The focus is on offering high functionality and maximum efficiency at extremely attractive conditions.

Tailored to the application and always closely geared to the needs of the customers, adapted lighting technologies are developed for modern and particularly durable LED luminaires. This makes Vulkan the perfect contact for cities, municipalities and energy utilities.

As a “one-stop shop”, the Vulkan brand and Hess offer a unique brand product portfolio that ranges from technically efficient to smart and multifunctional luminaires. Thanks to its extremely wide range of luminaires, premium supplier Hess is able to meet every lighting design requirement for public and private outdoor spaces and for illumination of property exteriors. With its technically efficient outdoor luminaires, Vulkan completes this range in an optimal manner.

Perfectly coordinated, high-quality site furnishings complement the assortment. The optimal combination of luminaires and site furnishings enables the implementation of holistic concepts and custom-made special solutions in the design of urban and open spaces.

Hess and Vulkan: Quality from the heartland – quality from the Black Forest.

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