Vulkan Italia studies, designs and provides technologies for noise, vibration and shock control in the naval, industrial and railway sectors. We also provide safe, sustainable and flame-free solutions for refrigeration circuits in the refrigeration, air conditioning and HVAC sectors.

Founded as an Italian subsidiary and entrusted by Vulkan Group to the naval engineer Gian Piero Repetti, we have a new leader since the beginning of 2023: Daniele Gaviotis, a long-time and highly experienced reference point in Vulkan and now Vulkan Italia CEO.

Vulkan Italia has grown over the years and is now considered one of the most important subsidiaries of the Group: technical, commercial, after sales, marketing and administration departments come together in its historic headquarters in Novi Ligure with a total of 40 employees.

Italian customers are sure to find the right partner for cutting-edge power transmission and vibration control technologies and solutions for hermetic refrigeration circuit connections at Vulkan Italia.

Over the years Vulkan Italia has also been selected by important international companies as their official distributor in the area.

Let’s discover more on the companies VULKAN ITALIA represents!

Managing Director – Daniele Gaviotis

Managing Director – Daniele Gaviotis

Having joined Vulkan Italia when he was still very young he has undertaken several roles in the company.

This has allowed him to understand Vulkan Italia in all its aspects and above all, to understand the maritime business.

While he was holding the position of resilient mounts Account Manager worldwide, he had the possibility to work in close collaboration with Vulkan subsidiaries and the worldwide Vulkan sales force giving him a broader view from beyond the shores of Italy to around the world.

After a short experience in another company, two years later, he came back as Sales Director.

Since the beginning of January 2023, he has been the new Vulkan Italia CEO.


Email: daniele.gaviotis@vulkan.com

Phone: +39 0143 310211


1987: VULKAN hands over the management of the newborn Italian subsidiary to a naval Engineer who has already worked with the Group, granting the necessary continuity to Vulkan couplings sales in Italy. Foundations are laid for an extraordinary development of the COUPLINGS division in the future. Let’s go! Two people and a small spare parts warehouse.

1989-1990: European renowned companies rely on VULKAN ITALIA to distribute their products (GEWES for cardan shafts and SEPAR FILTER, for fuel/water separation filters). 

1992: VULKAN DRIVE TECH lays its foundation in Italy as well, developing commercial activities in the railway and industrial sectors.

2001: VULKAN Italia becomes more and more a vibroacoustic solutions expert, through a collaboration with De Martini Research and broadens its resilient mounts and shock-mounts offer: the “Total Solution” is born.

2003: VULKAN Italia obtains ISO 9001 certification.

2004: VULKAN Italia invests in tools and machines to build customized mechanical components and satisfy particular requests of its customers.

 PROPFLEX is born for pleasure craft applications: high levels of comfort could be reached on board using PROPFLEX tail shaft coupling. Fully developed and made in ITALY.

2006-2007: VULKAN-DMR is born to design, manufacture and sell resilient mounts.

2008: VULKAN Italia becomes a production facility for the Group, besides being worldwide competence center in the vibrations and noise control fields.

2009: VULKAN Lokring becomes part of the VULKAN ITALIA family, offering flamefree refrigeration circuits connections and sealing solutions, in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors.

2010: Hamilton Jet, the renowned New Zealand hydrojets manufacturer, selects VULKAN Italia as its own exclusive distributor for Italy. 

2013: VULKAN Italia is a company supporting the planet: choosing green technologies, such as solar and photovoltaic panels, to produce energy for the VULKAN Italia Novi Ligure premises.

2017: VULKAN Italia becomes the whole VULKAN Group hub for pleasure craft business development activities, sharing with the Group its experience of decades and the passion for the yachting sector. 

2020: VULKAN Italia is awarded  Product Management for the whole resilient mounts and anti-shock offer for the Group.

2021: VULKAN Italia keeps following its path in the hybrid propulsion on board sector: the VULKAN HYBRID ARCHITECT project is born. 

2022: Vulkan Italia is constantly growing; two important projects are awarded to the new Vulkan Hybrid Architect division and they will become reality in 2023.

2023:  After 35 years full of enthusiasm and success, Gian Piero Repetti hands over the reins to the new Vulkan Italia CEO, Daniele Gaviotis.

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