Arrival of Christian Holstein in Japan for Nickel & Co. (later its managing director).
Christian Holstein and his uncle Nickel 1897 in Kobe
Founding of C. Holstein Company in Kobe. Branch offices later established in Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama.
Founding of Holstein Shipping & Insurance Company in Kobe.
The German Chamber of Commerce established in Kobe. Christian Holstein founding member and its first president.
C. Holstein Company in Dairen (today Dalian) and Holstein and Company Manchuria-Siberia in Harbin and Mukden (today Shenyang) established.
Christian and Helene Holstein, May 1927)
Founding of H. Holstein & Co.
New Year´s Reception 1932 in Osaka:
Due to non-cooperation with the Nazi regime all vessels managed by Holstein Shipping & Insurance Agency put under the supervision of the German Navy Attaché in Tokyo and henceforth under the administration of Messrs. Mitsui Bussan. This leads to factual disbandment and closure of Holstein Shipping & Insurance Agency. The shares of C. Holstein given to the German Marine Attaché as guarantee and security. Business activities of the company at a virtual standstill.
The companies in Manchuria lost during the upheavals of the War.
Relaunch of the „C. Holstein Company“ in Japan and later the „H. Holstein & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft“ in Hamburg
Jens C. Holstein assumes directorship of C. Holstein Company and H. Holstein & Co.
Jens Holstein in August 2005:
Transformation of H. Holstein & Co. into H. Holstein & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft
Founding of Holstein Handels- und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Peter Holstein assumes directorship of H. Holstein & Co.
Founding of H. Holstein & Co., Tokyo Branch
Closure of Tokyo office and opening of H. Holstein Company Limited (Japan)