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About Holst Porzellan/Germany

Holst Porzellan is a private company in the hand of Holst familiy. It was founded 1955 in Cologne and the actual headquarter in Halle/Westphalia, between Hannover and Dortmund. From its founding in 1955 until well into the 1970s, Holst sold most of the porcelain with the stamp "Bavaria / Germany". The change of values ​​and generational introduced Holst Porzellan in 1998 to grown up the collection "Simply & Strong" which is mostly made for professional and sophisticated hosts of the HoReCa industry and has been distributed since 2000 limited and only under its own brand of Holst Porzellan/Germany.

Porcelain is a feeling of way of life. It is subject to a taste assessment and occupies an important place in our perception on table, kitchen and decoration. Porcelain is the frame, the mirror and the sound of food. We know the requirements of professional user and implement them. We see ourselves as a partner and service provider for the HoReCa industry. We feel our goods as a passion! Our team does not only work in porcelain, we live and love this material. Holst Porcelain is a human team you can speak with. You can call us +49 (0) 5201 849551, send us emails (, or send a fax +49 (0) 5201 849552 or use this internet shop presentation to see our collection of more than 4.000 items and ideas in porcelain and ceramics.

In times of Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and the many other online portals for photo and video distribution, we have decided to add a small corporate presentation as an internet video of this information page about Holst Porzellan/Germany. Without any claim to perfection, but in a completely authentic way, we present the various company divisions. Please take a moment for us and get to know each other live & backstage via video.

Production by German Fareast-Porcelain

There are many different ways of manufacturing porcelain. Some items are produced by rolling, some by casting, some by rotating and others by pressing. All methods can be realized by traditional handcrafts as well as by semi- or fully automatic machines. However, there is no factory that is capable of providing al different production methods equally efficiently and in different quality levels. Due to that fact Holst Porzellan/Germany is cooperating with several factories in different target groups. A plate which is used in low budget catering is not expected to show the same quality features as a plate which is used for a formal dinner at an offical reception.

Nevertheless, color, glaze, thickness, design and quality are subject to predefined requirements to finally ensure a consistent and harmonic product range. Based on our knowledge about where to best produce which product we cooperate with partners all over the world and at the same time guarantee German quality managment.

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Distribution & Cooperation

The Structure of distribution of Holst Porzellan is based on collaborations with resellers. As a medium-sized business we rely on fair and long-term business relationships. Therefore, it goes without saying that we support our resellers to the best or our knowledge by providing helpful services such as imparting product knowledge and detailed material science or providing innovative merchandising and of course prices in line with market requirements.

There are 15 good reasons why to cooperate with Holst Porzellan/Germany. which show that our work is completely dedicated to statisfying the needs of our partners and resellers. Holst Porzellan/Germany is only available at qualified resellers.

Logistic Service Holst Porzellan
Logistic Service

Since 1997 we maintain own warehouses in which we currently (02/2018) stockpile more than 1,8 million pieces to guarantee a constant availability of our main range. Orders which are placed until 5pm can leave our warehuse by express delivery the next day. In 2017 we reached a delivery rate of more than 95% for the frist time. Our online shop is rated with 4,8 of 5,0 points and is thereby one of the best rated shops in the tableware sector.

The feature "Buy locally" and the sales concept "Sell & Order" connect the shop to our local reselling partners. OEM customers benefit from our regular contaomer traffic by minimising their own freight costs.


Is Holst Porzellan a manufacturer?
Yes - Holst Porzellan is manufacturor in the sense of the legal definition!

Is Holst Porzellan Made in Germany?
No! Holst porcelain is international! To maintain a low-priced and professional porcelain collection of more than 4,000 articles & ideas requires much more than just one factory! Holst Porcelain uses its product expertise with international manufacturing facilities and partner plants around the world. Own design and our German quality management underline the market position of the porcelain specialist - since 1955.
Holst Porcelain does not sell what it produces - it lets produce what it sells!

Is the Holst porcelain equivalent to the expensive premium brands?
Yes! You might also ask "... is Rosenthal Porcelain better than Villeroy & Boch ..." or "Meissen better than KPM"? Of course, the sales representatives of the big brands can show many distinguishing features than we would like, or as you would like to read here. Conclusion is: Quality of porcelain is a matter of the material components, the type of production and especially the sorting! Everywhere where sorting is done, the good goods must co-finance the committee! For material components and production types there are DIN standards, regulations and laws; We respect these as well as German brand porcelains. In a two-year study, the European Commission determined in 2013 that "generic porcelain", like Holst Porzellan/Germany, differs only in the price to the big premium manufacturers.
Find out more about the quality of Holst Porzellan here.

Is there a long time purchase guarantee for Holst Porcelain?
The term "post-purchase guarantee" comes from a bygone era in which the valuable porcelain was usually more expensive than the cabinet in which it was kept. After a large number of bankruptcies, especially of the major German traditional brands, the consumer had to learn that the promise of a "guarantee" ultimately does not represent an insurance of the former promise to buy.
Nevertheless, the commercial end user in particular expects a follow-on commitment, since its use cycles are characterized by different requirements than those of the private end user. Holst Porcelain grants at least 10 years as a promise of Repurchase. This after-sale guarantee extends to all series from Holst Porcelain from the appearance in the collection. If individual items have been removed from the warehouse collection, they can be re-produced at any time as a special production. The minimum quantity is 5,000 pieces. If the quantity of a repeat order of a single customer for the start a production is not sufficient, the production waits for further repeat orders from other customers for this item. Insofar as a customer does not want to wait with a repeat order, the latter may arrange for an immediate post-production at Holst Porcelain in return for the acceptance of the batch costs. More detailed information of the additional purchase guarantee can be found here.
Read more about the structure of the Holst collection here.

Did Holst Porzellan has long delivery times?
Basically, we store in large quantities almost every item of our assortment! The three Holst warehouses in Ostwestfalia host more than 1.85 million items and ensure a fast delivery quota. In 2015 and 2016, our order realization was more than 96%. In a good cooperation with our reseller we also ensure a local, "à la minute" availability in many German-speaking regions. Each of our products in this wegshop provide the information on the regional availability of our products and the traffic light at each item informs about the general availability.

Is Holst Porcelain the "cheapest" tableware on the market?
No! Everything is open to the bottom. Holst porcelain is not "cheap" - in quality! Holst is Simply & Strong. All tableware parts come from the same raw material, have the same colour and appearance, a uniformly defined quality profile and are constantly monitored and laboratory-checked. Our cups and mugs from the January production also fit in the stack of July and looks the same! Comparing quality and price Holst Porcelain is very far ahead!

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