Our Company

Who we are, what we do, and what drives us. In this section you will find general information about the company.

Our mission statement: ideas ahead! An essential part of our DNA is our enthusiasm for technical challenges - and this has given rise to many innovative solutions and products.

Certification to ISO 9001 and other standards is an expression of our commitment to quality.

In the Newsroom you will find current and archived news about products, applications, events, and other topics.

Trade fairs and other dates: An overview of all the trade fairs, conferences, and other events we attend and exhibit at.

We offer Seminars and Training Courses on conveying technology, material handling and explosion protection (ATEX). Here you will find details about the events, the dates, and documents for registration.

Our Videos give a good insight into the areas of application of our vacuum conveying systems.

Contacts and Directions: Here you will find our contact details and an overview of our worldwide subsidiaries. And some useful tips for visiting our German headquarters in Soest.

Volkmann GmbH is based in Soest in Westphalia and was founded in 1973 by Jürgen and Ingrid Volkmann as a consulting company for production automation. The company started in the early years with applications within vacuum technology. Our own ideas and developments such as the patented „Säuferbalken“® (combined vacuum stripping process for drying belt surfaces and for liquid recovery in mills) and the patented Multijector® (special construction form of a multi-stage ejector vacuum pump operated by compressed air) made the company a partner driven by ideas and application technologies for customers from widespread branches of industry.

Thilo Volkmann now heads the company since 1992 and is the second generation. Today, Volkmann is a specialist in the transport and handling of bulk materials. In particular, Volkmann offers customers from the Chemical, Food Processing and Pharmaceutical Industry class leading standards as well as individually planned and produced systems for the safe, hygienic and user-friendly handling of powders and bulk materials. Thanks to a professional and creative team, Volkmann consistently produces new and better solutions for itself and its customers which can be manufactured with the company’s modern machinery and lean manufacturing principles Today, Volkmann employs nearly 140 employees and operates subsidiaries in Great Britain, France and the USA. Volkmann is internationally present in many countries with local agencies.

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