History

2016


Disposal of investment in Indian Joint Venture.

2014


Disposal of investment in Topgrow in Hong Kong and WOFE in China.

2010


LED operations expanded into Europe, Holders Components, based in Germany.

2009


Acquisition of JK Components (since renamed: Holders Components).

Closure of Swedish subsidiary and agency awarded to Nordic Material Solution.

Restructuring of European operations: the Dutch business was merged with the German operations.

2007


Joint Venture formed in Mysore, India to supply the PCB industry in India.

2006


The Group increased its Topgrow investment to 70%. Topgrow in turn formed a new 100%-owned subsidiary, incorporated in Dongguan, Southern China, called Dongguan Hui Zhan Electronic Limited. The new Chinese company operates from a large, purpose built premises, which has greatly expanded capacity for supplying the PCB industry in Southern China.

2005


Screen Circuit GmbH was merged with HT Cimatec GmbH. The German and Dutch operations were restructured and HT Cimatec GMBH became Holders Technology GMBH.

2004


The group increased its Topgrow investment to 60%.

2003


The Group invested 35% in Topgrow, Hong Kong. Topgrow focuses selling into the PCB industry in Southern China.

To develop opportunities within the printed circuit board materials sector, in June 2003, Holders Technology plc sold its stake in the Telecommunications Services company Justfone Limited. The group also acquired a competitor company, Screen Circuit BV and its German subsidiary.

2002


Holders acquired the business and assets of Cimatec GMBH materials division. The acquired business, which is based near Frankfurt in Germany, traded as HT Cimatec GmbH and has subsequently changed its name to Holders Technology GmbH.

2001


Holders Technology plc transferred its listing from the main market to Aim, as the Directors believed that Aim is more suitable for a company of Holders’ size.

1999


The UK company began development of niche applications for SMS and WAP technologies and, in April 2000, these activities were incorporated in a new subsidiary called Justfone Limited.

1998


The UK trading operations were transferred to a newly formed subsidiary, Holders Technology UK Limited. At the same time, the role of Holders Technology plc became that of holding investments in subsidiary companies and properties and acting as the group funding company.

1996


The Group acquired the Swedish company, Arlotech AB and its wholly owned subsidiary, Folke Nilsson Elektronik AB. These operations now form part of Holders Technology AB, which supplies Holders Technology’s products in Scandinavia.

1990


The Group acquired a business in Holland (now called Holders Technology BV) which acted as a distributor covering the Benelux region.

1988


Holders Technology plc was floated on the Unlisted Securities Market (USM). Also in 1988, the Group established a distribution company in Germany.

1987


The UK facility was moved from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, to Galashiels, Scotland, in what was then the heart of the European PCB industry.

1972


The Company was founded by Rudi Weinreich, Executive Chairman, to market high speed motors and control equipment to the UK electronics and engineering industries.