Holset was founded in the United Kingdom in 1952 as a small company which focused on the development of parts for diesel engines. In 1954, the inventor of the turbo, the Swiss Dr. Alfred Büchi, consented to Holset producing and selling turbochargers. A contract for the production and sale of turbos and rubber dampers throughout Europe was concluded between Holset and Schwitzer in 1957.
Over the years, Holset has increasingly focused on turbos. In 1973, Holset was acquired by Cummins Inc. Since 2006, Holset has been officially called Cummins Turbo Technologies but it remains popularly known as Holset. Today, it leads the field when it comes to the design and production of turbos. The company’s rich history and technical expertise ensure that Holset is the global technological leader in the field of turbochargers. Turbos are made under the flag of Cummins Turbo Technologies in various countries and one of their offices is located in the Netherlands.