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Holder: Simply outstanding!

When it comes to quality, we do not make any compromises at Holder. Meeting the strictest requirements in terms of products, services and processes is what makes Holder successful and secures the best possible customer satisfaction. Indeed, Max Holder GmbH has already received many awards and certifications for various divisions of the company.

MX Award 2016 for Holder as best SME


Max Holder GmbH was presented with the renowned Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the Best SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) in November 2016. The maxim of the MX Award is: "Recognising Strengths – Setting Standards". The award has been presented in Germany since 2005 and is a prestigious benchmark competition for best practices in the production industry. According to the distinguished jury, comprising both academics and industry experts, the key factors were Holder's company-wide stringency in terms of shopfloor management, as well as excellent product innovations that helped the company achieve a successful turnaround following three insolvencies in the past.

Industry Prize 2015 for the Holder PowerDrive


In 2015, Max Holder GmbH received the Industry Prize 2015 in the category "Drive & Fluid Technology" for the newly developed Holder PowerDrive. Holder was therefore once again able to demonstrate its innovative capacity and set new standards in terms of dynamic performance and efficiency with this award-winning drive. Alongside the major protagonists, the Industry Prize awarded by Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH primarily focuses on medium-sized and family-run businesses and is well-known far beyond the boundaries of the industry. An independent jury, comprising various professors, industry experts, trade journalists and scientists, assesses the applications in 14 categories based on their economic, social, technological and ecological benefits.

EUnited certification: PM10 test label for the Holder X 30 with combined suction-sweeper


The PM10 test of EUnited has been the European standard for assessing the fine particulate performance of road sweepers for years. It employs a uniform test procedure to determine fine particulate emissions during sweeping operations. The Holder X 30 with suction-sweeper received the best award during the PM10 test and was given three stars within the scope of the EUnited certification. The actual values recorded were far below the fine particulate limits stipulated for the 3-star PM10 test label. The Holder X 30 was therefore able to demonstrate its excellent environmental friendliness and provide the local authorities with valuable support in their battle to improve air quality.

Certification to ISO 9001:2015


As per the requirements of international standard ISO 9001:2015, the EQ certificate – European Institute for the Certification of Management Systems and Human Resources – held by Max Holder GmbH and Holder Rental & Sales GmbH certifies that a quality management strategy has been introduced and applied for development, manufacturing, sale and rental of municipal vehicles and special tractors, while also demonstrating that quality is the key focus at Holder and always determines the thoughts and actions across all departments and processes of the company. Compliance with the strict requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 is monitored each year through an external audit, as well as numerous internal audits performed throughout the year.