Holders has operated for many years as a distributor of specialised materials and equipment to the printed circuit board (PCB) industry in the U.K. and continental Europe. The European PCB industry has strengths in the defence, aerospace, automotive and medical sectors.
Holders continues to pursue a PCB strategy based on dual positioning: both as a low-cost source of standard products used throughout the industry; and as an exclusive supplier of technically sophisticated products to the PCB sector.
In addition to the PCB industry, Holders operates as a LED and smart control solutions provider to the lighting market. The product offering ranges from distribution of a full range of LED components, to supporting our customers with the design and assembly of light engines and integration of smart control lighting solutions.
Our LED strategy is to provide a competitive and complementary premium product range for our selected markets, supported by strong technical support and industry knowledge. In addition, Holders provides bespoke solutions to fulfil customer requirements.
Overall, PCB operations provide a steady profitable revenue stream, and LED operations offer the opportunity for higher growth/ higher margin returns. In combination they also allow certain efficiency gains.