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Max Holder GmbH


Holder: Simply outstanding!

When it comes to quality, we do not make any compromises at Holder - thus we have already received many awards and certifications for various divisions of the company.

Awards & certificates

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.
You can find more information on Industry Prize 2015 here


EUnited certification: Four stars for all Holder sweeper-suction combinations

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. Since 2018, the test procedure also includes the PM2.5 absorption performance of sweepers. The four-star certificate, which has been valid since that time, distinguishes the passing of the PM10 and PM2.5 tests. All Holder sweepers, this means the SX2 for the Muvo, the SX 1200 and KS 1200 for the C series, the KS 1600 for the S series and the sweeping-suction combination for the X series received the best distinction in the EUnited certification with four stars. All models were able to classify with top marks in the fleet of excellent sweepers. This demonstrates their excellent environmental friendliness and their ability to efficiently support the local authorities in their battle to improve air quality.

Partner in the Best Practice Network of STAUFEN.AG

As "Best Practice Partner" to corporate consultancy STAUFEN.AG, Holder regularly opens its doors for individual benchmark visits, as well as practical seminars and workshops for the general public – thereby allowing visitors to experience efficient lean management practices for themselves first-hand.


Chamber of industry & commerce training organisation 2019/2020

Max Holder GmbH is a training organisation certified by the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry & Commerce and recognised in accordance with the Vocational Education and Training Act (BBiG) that offers young people outstanding career prospects with its training programme.

AEO certification

In the course of growing globalisation and changes in the international security situation, it became necessary for customs authorities to establish framework conditions for modern and effective risk management. Among other things, the introduction of Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) represents a significant element of the EU's security concept. Max Holder GmbH has been an Authorised Economic Operator since 2012. It ranks as particularly reliable and trustworthy and therefore enjoys special advantages within the scope of customs clearance.

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 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.