Vulkan appoints Michael Lowin as Africa MD

Vulkan Afria MD Michael Lowin

Vulkan Afria MD Michael Lowin

15th February 2024

By: Schalk Burger

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Industrial and marine mechanical power transmission components manufacturer Vulkan has appointed Michael Lowin as Vulkan Africa MD.

The appointment forms part of the company's ongoing commitment to expand its footprint on the African continent, particularly in the energy and marine sectors.

Lowin, who served as Vulkan South Africa MD with a commendable track record, takes on the broader role of managing Vulkan Africa, the company says.

“His appointment comes at a crucial time as the company looks to capitalise on the vast opportunities within the African market. Lowin's extensive experience and deep understanding of the industry dynamics make him the ideal leader to drive this expansion.”

Lowin takes over from Vulkan Brazil president Klaus Hepp, who will now concentrate his efforts on the burgeoning South American market. This is part of Vulkan's strategic realignment to strengthen its presence and focus on key markets across the globe, the company says.

“Vulkan South Africa has demonstrated remarkable growth and innovation in providing state-of-the-art drive solutions. The company's success in South Africa has been a testament to its commitment to quality, reliability and customer-focused service.

“These core values, combined with Lowin's expertise, are set to propel Vulkan Africa to new success,” Vulkan notes in a statement.

Lowin emphasises the Vulkan Group’s investment and belief in the potential of Africa.

“Our vision for Vulkan Africa is not just to extend our reach, but to deepen our impact. We see immense potential in mining, energy and marine markets, and our goal is to be at the forefront of providing innovative, reliable solutions that drive progress and efficiency,” he says.

Further, Vulkan’s expansion into Africa aligns with the continent’s growing demand for sustainable and efficient power solutions in various industries, including mining, marine and energy.

The stationery power plant sector, in particular, presents a unique opportunity for Vulkan to leverage its expertise in delivering high-performance coupling systems that meet the specific needs of this market, the company states.

The marine sector, which is a cornerstone of Vulkan's global operations, is another area of focus for Vulkan Africa. With the continent's extensive coastline and increasing marine activities, Vulkan’s solutions are set to play a pivotal role in supporting the marine industry's growth and sustainability.

“Lowin's leadership and Vulkan’s strategic direction are poised to make a significant impact on the African continent's industrial landscape. With a strong foundation in South Africa and a clear vision for the future, Vulkan Africa is set to become a key player in driving industrial advancement across the region,” it says.

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online




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