The creation of Holthausen Composites finds its origin in the production of polyester products for Buggy and Volkwagen conversion and tuning bodywork parts. An expansion followed, producing `Optimist` sailboats with a unique, spacious and self emptying cockpit for sailing instruction purposes. Subsequently, Holthausen Composites started producing sailing boats for competitions which have been very successful, nationally and internationally.
Sailing boats for competitions have been : Optimist, Simoun485 and Flying Dutchman.
Some time later Holthausen Composites took over the “Troost” shipyard in Leiden and initiated the building and selling of so-called `Volksboten`.
In the mid-nineties Holthausen Composites` acquired knowledge was being applied for bodywork construction; initially the conversion to grey number plate vehicles and later moved on to the production of vans and the so-called `kleinbus`.
In the future Holthausen Composites will be moving on, yet again, towards high-quality bodywork construction applications and to complete bodies for vehicles.