History

1987

Arrival of Christian Holstein in Japan for Nickel & Co. (later its managing director).

 

Christian Holstein and his uncle Nickel 1897 in Kobe

 

1919

Founding of C. Holstein Company in Kobe. Branch offices later established in Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama.

 

1920

Founding of Holstein Shipping & Insurance Company in Kobe.

 

1921

The German Chamber of Commerce established in Kobe. Christian Holstein founding member and its first president.

 

1925-1930

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)

 

1932

Founding of H. Holstein & Co.

New Year´s Reception 1932 in Osaka:

 

1941-1943

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.

 

1945

The companies in Manchuria lost during the upheavals of the War.

1945

Relaunch of the „C. Holstein Company“ in Japan and later the „H. Holstein & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft“ in Hamburg

 

1955

Jens C. Holstein assumes directorship of C. Holstein Company and H. Holstein & Co.

 

Jens Holstein in August 2005:

1958

Transformation of H. Holstein & Co. into H. Holstein & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft

 

1972

Founding of Holstein Handels- und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

 

1994

Peter Holstein assumes directorship of H. Holstein & Co.

 

1996

Founding of H. Holstein & Co., Tokyo Branch

2015

Closure of Tokyo office and opening of H. Holstein Company Limited (Japan)